Discover 100+ Women’s Film Festivals Worldwide

By February 15, 2016Lists, Resources

Browse our comprehensive list of active film festivals and film screening series all over the world focusing on women filmmakers and female-led movies.
Click on the name for a direct link to the festival’s website, sort by criteria or search a specific query.
Current count: 112 festivals worldwide.

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A Corto di Donne Short Film FestivalJulyNaplesItalyShorts
Afghanistan International Women's Film FestivalOctoberHeratAfghanistanFeatures, Shorts, Docs
African American Women In Cinema Film FestivalMarchNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Arab Women's Film FestivalMarchThe HagueNetherlandsFilm
Archer Film FestivalAprilLos AngelesUnited StatesFilm
Athena Film Festival FebruaryNew YorkUnited StatesFilm
Artemis Women In Action Film Festival AprilLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Ax Wound Film Festival (Horror)OctoberBrattleboro, VermontUnited StatesShorts
Bentonville Film Festival MayBentonville, Arkansas United StatesFeatures, Shorts
Berlin Feminist Film WeekMarchBerlinGermanyFilm
Birds Eye View Film Festival (on hold) AprilLondonUnited KingdomFilm
Bluestocking FilmsJulyPortland, MaineUnited StatesShorts, Female Protagonists
Breakthroughs Film FestivalJuneTorontoCanadaShorts
Broad HumorSeptemberLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Scripts
Brooklyn Girl Film Festival (on hold)MarchNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Cairo International Women’s Film FestivalFebruaryCairoEgyptFilm
California Women’s Film Festival JanuaryLos AngelesEgyptFilm
Central Illinois Film FestivalMarchIllinoisUnited StatesFilm
Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film FestivalOctoberParisFranceFeatures
Women Media Arts and Film FestivalSeptemberSydneyAustraliaFeatures, Shorts
Citizen Jane NovemberColumbia, MissouriUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Women+Film Voices Film FestivalNovemberDenverUnited StatesFeatures, Documentaries
Directed by Women SeptemberScreenings WorldwideScreenings WorldwideFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Elles Tournent – Dames Draaien FestivalJanuaryBrussels, BelgiumBelgiumFilm
Etheria Film Night JuneLos AngelesUnited StatesShorts
Everett Film FestivalFebruaryEverett, Washington United StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Udada Film FestivalOctoberNairobiKenyaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Female Eye Film Festival JuneTorontoCanadaFilm
IfemaAprilMalmöSwedenFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Davis Feminist FilmFallDavis, CaliforniaUnited StatesFilm
Femina FestJulyRio de JaneiroBrazilFeatures, Shorts
Femmes Tout CourtOctoberParisFranceShorts
Journées de la femme africaine de l’imageMarchOuagadougou & BanforaBurkina Faso, AfricaFilm
FIFFS - Women Film Festival of SaléSeptemberSaléMoroccoFilm
Film Festival AssenMarch AssenNetherlandsFeatures, Documentaries
Les Femmes Underground Film FestivalAugustLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Filmmor Women's Film Festival on WheelsMarchIstanbulTurkeyFilm
Films, Femmes, MediterranéeOctoberMarseilleFranceFeatures, Shorts
Films de Femmes MarchParis, CréteilFranceFilm
Film Festival for Women's RightsSeptemberSeoulSouth KoreaFilm
Flo Film FestivalFebruaryMumbaiIndiaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Frauen Film FestivalAprilDortmund, CologneGermanyFilm
Freiburger Lesben FilmtageMayFreiburgGermanyFeatures, Shorts
Fusion Film FestivalMarchNew YorkUnited StatesFilm
Girls On Film FestivalOctoberMelbourneAustraliaFilm
Grrrls On Film FestivalMarchLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Gutsy Gal Film AwardsMarchBerkshire, MassachusettsUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
High Falls Film FestivalNovemberRochester, NYUnited StatesFilm, TV, New Media
IAWRT Asian Women's Film FestivalMarchNew DelhiIndiaFilm
International Black Women’s Film FestivalDecemberSan FranciscoUnited StatesFilm
International Images Film Festival for WomenAugustHarareZimbabwe, AfricaFilm
Jeju Women’s Film FestivalSeptemberJeju CitySouth KoreaFilm
Jennifer’s Bodies Film Festival (Horror)FebruaryGlasgowScotlandFeatures, Shorts
Kin Film FestivalNovemberYerevanArmeniaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Laboratorio Immagine DonnaNovemberFlorenceItalyFilm
Ladybug Film FestivalOctoberGothenburgSwedenFilm
Lady Filmmakers Film FestivalSeptemberBeverly HillsUnited StatesFilm, Music, Art
LA Femme Film FestivalOctoberLos AngelesUnited StatesFilm
Los Angeles Women's International Film FestivalMarchLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Berlin Lesbian Film FestivalOctoberBerlinGermanyFilm
London Lesbian Film FestivalAprilLondonCanadaFilm
London Feminist Film FestivalAugustLondonUnited KingdomFilm
Loyola - NOLA Feminist Film FestMarchNew OrleansUnited StatesShorts
LunaFestYear RoundOn TourUnited StatesShorts
Mis Me BingaJuneYaoundeCameroonFilm
Moondance Film FestivalSeptember Boulder, ColoradoUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs, TV
Barcelona Women’s Film FestivalSpringBarcelonaSpainFilm
Mujeres Cine y la TVOctoberMexicoMexicoFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Mujeres en FocoSpringBuenos AiresArgentinaFilm
Mzansi Women Film FestivalAugustJohannesburgSouth AfricaFeatures, Shorts
Mumbai Women’s Film FestivalDecemberMumbaiIndiaFilm
No Man's Land Film FestivalSeptemberAspen, ColoradoUnited StatesFilm
Post Alley Film FestivalOctoberSeattleUnited StatesShorts
POWFestMarchPortland, OregonUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
PTFF Women & FilmAprilPort Townsend, WashingtonUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Queer Women of Color Film FestivalJuneSan Francisco United StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Reel SistersOctoberNew YorkUnited StatesFilm
Reel Women Hong KongMarchHonk KongHonk KongFilm
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film FestivalNovemberColorado SpringsUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
San Francisco USNC-UN Women Film FestivalMaySan FranciscoUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo (Horror)OctoberTokyoJapanShorts
Season Film FestivalMarchHelsinkiFinlandFeatures, Shorts
Seen & Heard Film FestivalMarchMarrickville, NSWAustraliaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Sguardi Altrove Film FestivalMarchMilanItalyFilm
Seen & Heard Film Festival MelbourneNovemberMelbourneAustraliaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Sick Chick's Film FestivalNovemberCary, New CarolinaUnited StatesShorts
Senior Women’s Film FestivalNovemberOsakaJapanFilm
Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival AprilHobart, TasmaniaAustraliaFeatures, Shorts
WIFTS - Women's International Film & Television ShowcaseDecemberLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Through Women’s Eyes Film FestivalAprilSarasota, FloridaUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Tricky Women FestivalMarchViennaAustriaAnimated Features, Shorts, Docs
Tricky Women: Women's Animation Film FestivalMarchSt. PöltenAustriaAnimated Shorts
Flying Broom FestivalMayAnkaraTurkeyFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Underwire Film FestivalNovemberLondonUnited KingdomShorts
Women's Film Festival in SeoulJuneSeoulSouth KoreaFilm
Women’s Film Society BangladeshMarchDhakaBangladeshFilm
WIF Chick Flicks Film FestivalOctoberDallas, TexasUnited StatesShorts
WOW Film FestivalMarchSydneyAustraliaShorts
Women Make Waves Film FestivalOctoberTaipei CityTaiwanFeatures, Shorts, Docs
VIWIFF - Vancouver Women in Film Festival MarchVancouverCanadaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
WIFF - Womens International Film & Arts Festival JuneMiamiUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
St. John’s Women’s Film Festival OctoberSt. John'sCanadaFilm
WOCAF - Women of Color Arts and FilmMarchAtlantaUnited StatesFilm
San Francisco Women’s Film FestivalMarchSan FranciscoUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Women’s Independent Film FestivalDecemberLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Women Texas Film FestivalAugustDallasUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Women of African Descent Film FestivalMayNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Women’s Voices NowJuneRolling Hills Estates, CaliforniaUnited StatesFilm

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