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.
IS MY FILM ELIGIBLE?
One of the most unique aspects of AWFF is that at least three key creatives of a film (e.g. Writer, Director, Producer, DOP, Animator, Composer and Editor) 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 20 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.
HOW TO ENTER
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 AWFF2023 will have a big head start on their next film with a $10,000 rental package from VA Hire, a $10,000 rental package from Disney Lighting and a $5,000 post production package from Spectrum Films!
A celebration of women in film dedicated to showcasing Australian talent in all facets of Australian production.
AWFF 2023 will be held in Sydney on 21 November 2023. Get your tickets here:
Writer, Actress & Publisher
Head of Australian Content, Roadshow Films
Head of Content, Screen Australia
Actor & Producer
Contact us for more information on submitting your film or becoming a sponsor.