Alliance of Women Filmmakers (AWF) was established 14 years ago with a goal to provide a platform and resources for filmmakers creating unique and powerful roles for women. The organization has developed the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival (www.lawomensfest.com) which has showcased hundreds of films made by women around the world.

Described by Back Stage West Magazine, a leading source for entertainment news, as a “Must-attend event for all women in the entertainment industry,” the festival presents narratives, documentaries, animations and student short films.Alliance of Women Filmmakers is the community partner of Women of Warner Bros. all accepted filmmakers will receive a festival pass that includes admissions to Women of Warner hosted panels.

Past panels and workshop hosted by Women of Warner included; "Women Who Run the Show" which featured women content creators behind hit WBTV and DC shows Arrow, Blindspot and Riverdale,Tuning into the Business of Music for Film” moderated by Lisa Margolis, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures Financing Your Film; "Gender in Media Research: presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and “Taking Your Film to the Marketplace: the Path to Distribution” moderated by Natalie Rodriquez, Associate General Counsel, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The festival now going into its' fourteenth year to continues to provide resources and networking opportunities that empower filmmakers, to created strong images of women in film.

AWFs' scriptwriting competition (May 1st - June 30th) serves as a resource for writers creating unique and powerful roles for women. This script competition was established to further the mission of Alliance of Women Filmmakers to help advance the careers of writers and filmmakers creating diverse and powerful screen images of women from all ethnicities.

Alliance of Women Filmmakers is a community partner of Women of Warner. Five Script Finalist will be invited to attend one of AWF and WOW's partnered events on the WB lot this Fall. Past events include "Women Who Run the Show" which featured women content creators behind hit WBTV and DC shows Arrow, Blindspot and Riverdale.

Awards & Prizes

Festival Competition: Best of Fest -
Prize packages are usually valued at $5000.00. Past prizes have been sponsored by: Burke Williams, Baseline Studio System, Avid Adobe, Final Draft, Script Magazine, Hollywood Reporter and Animation Magazine.

Script Competition: Five Script Finalist will be invited to attend one of AWF and WOW's partnered events on the WB lot. Past events include; "Women Who Run the Show" which featured women content creators behind hit WBTV and DC shows Arrow, Blindspot and Riverdale.

Rules & Terms

Films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters. All other films must be directed and written by women. Male producing partners okay.

All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival presentation by March 1st.

Participants agree that their film or clips from it and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the festival event program, festival website and for any promotional purposes which the festival deems appropriate.

Exhibition copies of films will be returned to filmmakers. Screeners will not be returned.

We request film stills at the time of submission. Please send 3-5 film images. We do not need production stills of filmmakers and crew.

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    Jaime Saginor

    Amazing quality of films! Impressive and inspiring. Was so honored to be included.

    April 2017
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    Signe Taylor

    Great festival! I really appreciated the venue and seeing my film so well projected accompanied by a great sound system. Diana Means and her team chose wonderful films and it was honor to show alongside them. Finally, I'm deeply grateful to Diana and the festival for supporting women's issues and women filmmakers!

    April 2017
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    Elaine Del Valle

    Great theater. Fabulous to see my film on this beautiful big screen especially alongside the quality films that played with me. Also took part in a great panel where I made useful contacts. I give lots of credit to Diana Means for her effort in making this festival happen.

    April 2017