The annual Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT is the longest-running women’s film festival in New England. Now in its 30th 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.

For 2022, after having to cancel the festival twice due to COVID, the Women's Film Festival will be doing things a little differently by going virtual. We are excited that this will allow us to continue the festival regardless of what may come.

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.

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 March 2019.

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