AUSTRALIAN
WOMENS

FILM
FESTIVAL

A FILM FESTIVAL CREATED
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN.

AUSTRALIAN
WOMENS

FILM
FESTIVAL

A FILM FESTIVAL CREATED
BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

MAJOR PARTNERS

WHAT IS AWFF?

AWFF is a short film festival that aims to support, encourage and celebrate female storytellers by giving them a platform to showcase their talent both in front and behind the camera. We want to put women front and centre in an industry that has been traditionally dominated by men.

See last year’s AWFF:

IS MY FILM ELIGIBLE?

One of the most unique aspects of AWFF is that three of the five key creatives (e.g. Writer, Director, Producer, DOP and Editor) for every film must identify as female. Men are not excluded from being involved in AWFF, they just need to be willing to work with women!

The film must not exceed 15 minutes and pass the Bechdel Test.

WHAT IS THE BECHDEL TEST?

In order to pass the Bechdel Test a film must meet the following three criteria:

(1) it has to have at least two women in it;
(2) who talk to each other;
(3) about something other than a man.

Major Prize

A major goal of AWFF is to support and encourage female filmmakers to continue to do what they do best… make more films. With the generous support of our major prize sponsors, the winner of the Best Film at AWFF2022 will have a big headstart on their next film with a $10,000 rental package from VA Hire, and a $5,000 post production package from Spectrum Films! 

THE EVENT

A celebration of women in film dedicated to showcasing Australian Talent in all facets of Australian Production.

AWFF 2022 will be held in Sydney in March 2022. Keep an eye out on our socials for more details.

THE JUDGES

PHOEBE

TONKIN

Phoebe

Actress and Director

MARGARET

POMERANZ AM

Margaret

Film Critic and Producer

NAKKIAH

LUI

Nakkiah

Actress, Writer, Producer and Director

Amanda

Duthie

Amanda

Producer, Head of Scripted at Stan

THE AWARDS

Laurel 1@2x
Laurel 4@2x
Laurel 7@2x
Laurel 10@2x
Laurel 2@2x
Laurel 5@2x
Laurel 8@2x
Laurel 11@2x
Laurel 3@2x
Laurel 6@2x
Laurel 9@2x
Laurel 12@2x

GET IN TOUCH

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SOCIAL

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