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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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Afghanistan International Women's Film FestivalOctoberHeratAfghanistanFeatures, Shorts, Docs
African American Women In Cinema Film FestivalMarchNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Arab Women's Film Festival (on hold)MarchThe 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)NovemberBrattleboro, VermontUnited StatesShorts
Bentonville Film Festival MayBentonville, Arkansas United StatesFeatures, Shorts
Berlin Feminist Film WeekMarchBerlinGermanyFilm
Birds Eye View Film Festival (on hold) AprilLondonUnited KingdomFilm
Bluestocking FilmsAugustPortland, MaineUnited StatesShorts, Female Protagonists
Brattleboro Women’s Film FestivalMarchBrattleboro, VermontUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Breakthroughs Film FestivalJuneTorontoCanadaShorts
Broad HumorSeptemberLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Scripts
Brooklyn Girl Film Festival (on hold)MarchNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Brooklyn Women's Film FestivalJuneNew YorkUnited StatesShorts
Cairo International Women’s Film FestivalMarchCairoEgyptFilm
California Women’s Film Festival JulyLos AngelesUnited StatesFilm
Central Illinois Film FestivalMarchIllinoisUnited StatesFilm
Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film FestivalOctoberParisFranceFeatures
Cinewest Women Media Arts and Film FestivalSeptemberSydneyAustraliaFeatures, Shorts
Citizen Jane OctoberColumbia, MissouriUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Crankyfest (on hold)MayOnlineOnlineShorts
Denver Women+Film Voices Film FestivalAprilDenverUnited 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
Eroïn GalaFebruaryParisFranceShorts
Mama Afrika Film Festival (formerly Udada Film Festival)SeptemberNairobiKenyaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Female Eye Film Festival JuneTorontoCanadaFilm
IfemaAprilMalmöSwedenFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Davis Feminist FilmMayDavis, CaliforniaUnited StatesFilm
Femina FestDecemberRio de JaneiroBrazilFeatures, Shorts
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 FestivalSeptemberPhoenix, ArizonaUnited 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
Frauen Film FestivalAprilDortmund, CologneGermanyFilm
Freiburger Lesben FilmtageMayFreiburgGermanyFeatures, Shorts
Fusion Film FestivalAprilNew YorkUnited StatesFilm
Girls On Film FestivalOctoberMelbourneAustraliaFilm
Grrrls On Film Festival - LoyolaMarchLos 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
Black Laurel Film Festival (formerly International Black Women’s Film Festival)DecemberSan FranciscoUnited StatesFilm
International Images Film Festival for WomenAugustHarareZimbabwe, AfricaFilm
Jeju Women’s Film Festival (on hold)SeptemberJeju CitySouth KoreaFilm
Jennifer’s Bodies Film Festival (Horror)FebruaryGlasgowScotlandFeatures, Shorts
Kin Film Festival (on hold)NovemberYerevanArmeniaFeatures, 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 Canada Lesbian Film FestivalMayLondonCanadaFilm
London Feminist Film FestivalAugustLondonUnited KingdomFilm
Loyola - NOLA Feminist Film FestMarchNew OrleansUnited StatesShorts
LunaFestYear RoundOn TourUnited StatesShorts
Mis Me BingaJuneYaoundeCameroonFilm
Moondance Film FestivalSeptemberBoulder, ColoradoUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs, TV
Barcelona Women’s Film FestivalSpringBarcelonaSpainFilm
Mujeres Cine y la TVNovemberMexicoMexicoFeatures, 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 KongMarchHong KongHong KongFilm
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film FestivalNovemberColorado SpringsUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
UN Women Global Voices Film FestivalSeptemberSan FranciscoUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo (Horror)OctoberTokyoJapanShorts
Season Film FestivalAprilHelsinkiFinlandFeatures, Shorts
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
Flying Broom Festival (on hold)MayAnkaraTurkeyFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Underwire Film FestivalNovemberLondonUnited KingdomShorts
SIWIFF - Seoul International Women`s Film FestivalJuneSeoulSouth KoreaFilm
Women’s Film Society Bangladesh (on hold)MarchDhakaBangladeshFilm
WIF Dallas Flicks by Chicks Film FestivalOctoberDallas, TexasUnited StatesShorts
FFS - For Film’s Sake Festival (formerly WOW Film Festival)AprilSydneyAustraliaShorts
Women Make Waves Film FestivalOctoberTaipei CityTaiwanFeatures, Shorts, Docs
VIWIFF - Vancouver Women in Film Festival MarchVancouverCanadaFeatures, Shorts, Docs
WIFF - Women's International Film & Arts Festival JuneNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
St. John’s Women’s Film Festival OctoberSt. John'sCanadaFilm
WOCAF - Women of Color Arts and FilmMarchAtlantaUnited StatesFilm
Wfilm Online Fest (formerly Women's Film Institute)FallOnlineOnlineShorts
Women’s Independent Film FestivalMarchLos AngelesUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Women Texas Film FestivalAugustDallasUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts
Women of African Descent Film FestivalJuneNew YorkUnited StatesFeatures, Shorts, Docs
Women’s Voices Now Online Film FestMarchOnlineOnlineFeatures, Shorts, Docs

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