Australian Womens Film Festival

A film festival created
by women for women.

Why Do We Need Another Film Festival?

The AWFF wants 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 traditionally dominated by men.

In 2019, Wonder Woman shattered box office records, earning more than $223 million worldwide its opening weekend — the highest grossing film directed by a woman.
This is just the beginning.

So Who Can Enter AWFF?

One of the most unique aspects of our competition is that three of the five key creatives (Writer, Director, Producer, DOP and Editor) for every film must be female and the film must pass the Bechdel Test. Films must not exceed 15 minutes. Men are not excluded from being involved in AWFF, they just need to be willing to work with women!

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 besides a man.

The Event

Sunday 15th March 2020
Aligning with International Women's Day, 8th March 2020

Details
A celebration of Australian Women in Film dedicated to showcasing Australian Talent in all facets of Australian Production.

Program

When: Sunday 15th March, 2020
Where: Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, AACTA Bar and Cinemas
500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, New South Wales 2022, Australia

- Red Carpet
- VIP Cocktail Event featuring panel discussion with Judges
- Finalists Screenings
- Awards Presentation

Ticket purchase available for General Public.

The Awards

Best Film Best Dramatic Film Best Comedic Film
Best Animated Film Best Documentary Film Best Director
Best Cinematography Best Screenplay Best Dramatic Performance
Best Comedic Performance One To Watch Award Audience Award

Submit Your Film

Enter your film for consideration
Australian Womens Film Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.

Partners & Sponsors

The Australian Womens Film Festival allows brands and potential sponsors to show their support and encouragement for women in film by aligning themselves with the Festival.

Get in touch

Contact us for more information on submitting your film or becoming a sponsor.