The annual Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT is the longest running women’s film festival in New England. Now in its 29th year, it is a celebration of movies from around the world and a platform for women to tell their own stories. It is also a major fundraiser for the work of the Women’s Freedom Center, a non-profit domestic and sexual violence organization in Southeastern Vermont.

Over the course of two weeks in March, documentaries, feature films, and shorts are screened. There is truly something for everyone with films about sports, arts, friendship, activism, lesbian/queer lives, motherhood, gender roles, religion, and romance.

The festival brings films to Southern Vermont that can often only be seen if you’re lucky enough to be able to travel to film festivals like Tribeca and Sundance. Many of the films which have been included in the Women’s Film Festival over the years have gone on to receive acclaim and award nominations.

To be considered, films must be directed by and be about women.

Please submit films in their final, complete state via online screener. Films must have been completed after June 2018.

Overall Rating

    We are honored to be a feature documentary in the Women's Film Festival. Our film was produced on every aspect with women so it was fitting that we would have this documentary about girls in the festival.

    April 2020
  • Premila Puri

    THough we couldn’t attend the festival, we were thrilled that our short film was selected to screen! Thanks for the honour and the hospitality of your communication leading up to the event. Look forward to presenting our next film in the future!

    April 2019