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:
it has to have at least two women in it;
who talk to each other;
about something besides a man.

The Event

Sunday 14th March 2021 (after being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19). Aligning with International Women's Day, 8th March 2021

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


When: Sunday 14th March, 2021
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 Documentary Film Best Animated Film Best Director
Best Editor Best Cinematography Best Screenplay
Best Actor One To Watch Award Audience Award

The Finalists

Finalist 1 Finalist 2 Finalist 3
Finalist 4 Finalist 5 Finalist 6
Finalist 7 Finalist 8 Finalist 9

The Judges

Rachel Griffiths Teresa Palmer
Jane Hastings Sue Maslin AO

Submit Your Film

Submissions are currently closed.
AWFF 2022 entry dates to be announced soon.



Get in touch

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