The Women's International Film Festival encourages and supports the growing number of women in the film world. Created and run by women working in film, this festival aims to encourage and reward the accomplishments of like-minded filmmakers who aim to create interesting and boundary-pushing content. This festival is not only for women who direct, write, produce etc, but also for anyone who involved women in their production through acting, grip and electric work, and anything else. We love seeing the changing world of film and appreciate every job, no matter what it is, going to women in film.

All of our Women's International finalists get their place in the official website catalog, where they remain forever. And of course, all of our finalists are automatically in the running for our AWARDS AND PRIZES!

Our main goal is to shed light onto creators and projects that deserve it, and to form connections between incredible women in the film world. We want independent female filmmakers to get some of the recognition that they deserve, and become a part of our greater film network.

The Women's International Film Festival selections will be judged and decided on by award-winning independent female filmmakers working in the industry. With that, the website will include features chosen from the submissions and inside looks into some of the filmmakers.
So whether you're a finalist or not, the festival will be a blast all around!

A laurel and certificate for the creator that most exemplifies what the Women's International Film Fest is all about and shows incredible talent in their work.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding directing in a short film.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding music video.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding student film.

A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding production design in a short film.

An honorary award for the best content that just doesn't fit the conventional category mold.

-Honorable Mention Award-
A certificate awarded to a few incredible, talented creators that were contenders for other categories of award. For achievements in excellent filmmaking overall.

-All entries must be starring, directed by, written by, or produced by women, or had an otherwise large involvement or inspiration from women in the industry.

-All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure Online Screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, Online Screener and paid Entry Fee.

-If submitted as a student entry, some form of proof of being a student must be provided (either a student ID or recent transcript.)

Overall Rating
  • Oya Gökşin Babaoğlu

    So honored that we were the Best Student Film in this film festival, thank you!

    August 2022
  • Khady N'diaye

    Thanks very much for the selection. Great festival !!!

    April 2022
  • Kate Davis

    What a nice festival to celebrate women in films and making films. Keep up the great work! Highly recommend.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Kate, Thanks so much for the positive review, we're so happy that you enjoyed the festival!!


    -a revenge sci-fi thriller which is chock-full of inventive imagery (nevermore film festival)

    -a crasy, sci-fi thrill ride with very weird and unique, Korean sensibilities. (midwest weird festival)

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Naeri, Thanks for the wonderful rating, we're so glad you enjoyed!!