15th Annual

Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

March 21, 2019 to March 24, 2019

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Burbank CA 91504
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Dramatic Competition
All films must be directed by women. We will consider works-in-progress, but all films must be completed by 2/1/2019.
Documentary Competition
All films must be directed by women. We will consider works-in-progress, but all films must be completed by 2/1/2019.
Short Film Programs
Student Film Programs
Films must be made by current college or graduate students or recent grads in 2017 or 2018. Films can be thesis projects.


Alliance of Women Filmmakers launched The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival to provide resources and opportunities for women filmmakers to share their stories by providing them a forum to showcase their films in the heart of the entertainment industry.

In addition to the film festival Alliance of Women Filmmakers has partnered with studios and guilds to produce panels and workshops lead by studio executives in the area of distribution, licensing rights, finance, development, and technology. Past panelists include Hollywood 101; with Chase Bartels Warner Bros. Writer's Workshop, Many Roads to Distribution; with Eva Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Premiere. We are currently securing presenters for the 2017 Filmmaker Symposium. All participating filmmakers receive full access passes to the symposium.


Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival has showcased hundreds of films made by women of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. AWF has established a network of women filmmakers worldwide and studio executives who share the same passion for creating opportunities and powerful screen images of women.

The festival presents narratives, documentaries, animations and student short films made by women from around the world. Alliance of Women Filmmakers has partnered with women resource groups at major studios including, Warnerbros., Universal, and Sony to provide filmmakers with access to resources and opportunities from studio executives. All submitters will receive a festival pass regardless of acceptance that includes admissions to all screenings and panels.

Past panels and workshop hosted by Women of Warner included; "Women Who Run the Show" which featured women content creators behind hit WBTV and DC shows Arrow, Blindspot and Riverdale,Tuning into the Business of Music for Film” moderated by Lisa Margolis, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures Financing Your Film; "Gender in Media Research: presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and “Taking Your Film to the Marketplace: the Path to Distribution” moderated by Natalie Rodriquez, Associate General Counsel, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The festival now going into its' fifteenth year to continues to provide resources and networking opportunities that empower filmmakers, to created strong images of women in film.


Diana Means (Founder/ Director)


General Festival Rules

All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival presentation by March 1st.

Participants agree that their film or clips from it and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the festival event program, festival web site and for any promotional purposes which the festival deems appropriate.

Exhibition copies of films will be returned to filmmakers. Screeners will not be returned unless sent with a self addressed stamped envelope.


By entering your film for consideration, you agree to the following:

I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.

I hold all rights to exhibit the given work.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

This film is not subject to litigation and is not threatened by any litigation.

I hold Alliance of Women Filmmakers and Los Angeles Women's Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route to the Festival.

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Alliance of Women Filmmakers and The Los Angeles Women's Film Festival will not take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.