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Links to feminist film festivals and their websites

The list below is an alphabetical list.
To see the same list, organised by country, click here.

In 1998, n.paradoxa published in volume 2, and later online, a feminist film festivals list compiled by the editor with the help of Cinenova and Women Make Movies.

This new and updated list of current festivals was compiled for n.paradoxa
by Amy Tobin in 2012.
(last updated September 2016)

Any suggestions for corrections, updates or additions, send to: ktpress@ktpress.co.uk

360 | 365 (Rochester) (USA)
360 | 365 emerged from the Rochester/High Falls International Film Festival, which focused a spotlight on the contributions of women behind the camera. It now celebrates Independent films made by women internationally. The festival has a number of competitions for numerous genres, as well as talks, events and roundtables. It occurs in May annually. Date of first festival (if known): 2001

African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) Film Festival (New York) (USA)
The festival is held over three days in New York. Specific information on the festival is released on the organisation's website closer to that date. The remit of the festival is work produced by talented women of minorities. Date of first festival (if known):

Baltimore Women's Film Festival (USA)
"This non-profit festival is held during October, breast cancer awareness month. 50% of all ticket sale proceeds are donated to breast cancer research and the outreach/survivorship program for breast cancer patients. The Baltimore Women's Film Festival was founded by women who want to merge cinematic creativity, art and innovation surrounding film festival events with a focus on seeking advancement and change in women's health issues." Date of first festival (if known):

Birds-Eye View Festival (London) (UK)
The festival takes place every year during International Women's week in March at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London's Southbank. The festival program presents work by pioneers of women's cinema as well as commissioning works. The festival also runs sessions discussing the film industry and technical and creative classes. Date of first festival (if known): 2002

Bluestockings Film Series (Portland, Maine) (USA)
The Bluestocking Film Series is a bi-annual (May/October) screening series committed to finding and showing short works by women directors but with a unique twist as all films must "pass" the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies. The Bechdel Test, Bechdel-Wallace Test, or the Mo Movie Measure, is a sort of litmus test for female presence in movies and TV. The test is named after Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip 'Dykes To Watch Out For'. In order to pass, the film or show must meet the following criteria: it includes at least two women... who have at least one conversation... about something other than a man or men. Date of first festival (if known): 2011

Broad Humor (Venice) (Italy)
The festival has recently altered its criteria to allow films with men in one of the three main roles (director, producer or writer). However these films cannot be entered into the prize for best director or best film award to maintain the female focus of the festival. The festival takes place in late September over four days. Date of first festival (if known):

Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival Eastern Illinois University (USA)
The festival screenings take place in late March. Date of first festival (if known):

Chick Flicks Festival (Dallas) (USA)
Each year, Women in Film.Dallas organises the Chick Flicks Festival showcasing short films by female filmmakers. The festival is also an important fundraiser for WIF.D who provide scholarships for women and students in the film industry. Scholarship recipients for the year are presented their monetary award at the conclusion of the festival along with the filmmaker winners. Date of first festival (if known): 2001

Chicks Fliks Film Festival (Texas) (USA)
Chick Flicks supports the mission of Women In Film Dallas by providing opportunities for female filmmakers to showcase their work.Throughout the year Chick Flicks offers special screenings of features or short films from local and international women.In the fall, Chick Flicks produces an annual Chick Flicks Festival featuring short films by Texas women Date of first festival (if known):

Cineffable (Paris) (France)
The festival is a huge event, which has run annually since 1989. The festival is divided into five different genre-categories; full-length fiction films, short fiction films, full-length documentaries, short documentaries and animations. There are over 50 screenings with work from feminist and lesbian filmmakers work in both French and English. The festival takes place in late October- beginning of November each year. Date of first festival (if known): 1989

Citizen Jane Film Festival (USA)
The Citizen Jane Film Festival, an festival celebrating and showcasing the work of female filmmakers from around the world takes place in Columbia, Missouri. CJFF grew out of a collaboration with Stephens College. Date of first festival (if known):

Davis Feminist Film Festival (Davis, California) (USA)
Their event in April 2012 marks seven years of this Festival "for under-represented artists - particularly women and people of color - to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality." Date of first festival (if known): 2005

Donne-Seguardi Altrove (Italy)
Sguardi Altrove is a non-profit cultural association founded in 1993 by Gabriella Guzzi and a group of women with a passion for cinema, with the aim of finding and promoting films and videos made by women. Date of first festival (if known):

Elles Tournent/ Dames Draien (Brussels) (Belgium)
Elles Tournent takes place in the last week of September. It is a competitive festival including entries from International female filmmakers. Date of first festival (if known):

Etheria Film Festival (Boston) (USA)
Etheria selects and screens the best new short fantasy and science fiction films directed by women from all over the world. It will take place in September 2012 for the first time. Date of first festival (if known): 2012

Everett Women's Film Festival (Washington) (USA)
Everett film festival is an annual festival in Washington presenting films written, produced or directed by women. Date of first festival (if known): 1998

Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto) (Canada)
2012 is the 10th film festival of FeFF. "The Female Eye Film Festival established in 2001, is Ontario's one and only annual international independent film Festival showcasing films directed by women. We present high caliber films in drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, documentary, experimental and animation. The Female Eye is a juried competitive film festival and presents films by debut, emerging and internationally recognized directors." Date of first festival (if known): 2001

Femina Fest (Rio de Janeiro) (Brazil)
A festival which celebrates the work of Latin American Female filmmakers with three days of newly-made films and the work of up and coming producers and directors. The festival usually takes place in early July. Date of first festival (if known): 2004

Femmina International Film Festival (Oslo) (Norway)
The festival shows films made by women, in the role of director, producer, screenplay writer or editor. It takes place in October. Date of first festival (if known): 2003

Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels (Turkey)
This festival in Istanbul screens only films directed by women. Each festival focuses on a different theme, including the celebration of feminist film, and is supported by different panel discussions and workshops, organised by the film collective which supports the festival. It usually takes place in March and April Date of first festival (if known): 2005

Films de Femmes (Creteil) (France)
One of the longest running feminist film festivals on this list includes only films produced, directed or written by women. It takes place over two weeks in late March and early April. In addition to the film screenings a number of lectures and seminars take place on women in the film industry. Date of first festival (if known): 1979

Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival (Ankara) (Turkey)
The festival screens over 100 films by Turkish and international female producers, directors and writers of numerous genres. Each year the festival poses a question which forms its theme. There are also a number of awards which given to filmmakers in a televised ceremony on the first day of the festival which usually takes place in May. The 19th Festival took place in May 2016. Date of first festival (if known): 1998

Frau Kino (Germany)
Date of first festival (if known):

Frauen Film Festival (Dortmund or Cologne) (Germany)
The location of this festival alternates between Dortmund and Cologne. When taking place in Dortmund (as in 2012) the festival holds a competition for documentary films, in Cologne the focus is fiction films. In both festivals there extensive education programmes from media training for young women offering them professional support. The festival takes place in April. Date of first festival (if known): 1991

Girl Fest (Hawaii) (USA)
Girl Fest's mission is to prevent violence against women and girls through education and art. Currently, Girl Fest is Hawaii's longest-running all-volunteer anti-violence multimedia festival. Girl Fest incorporates music, film, art, dance and spoken word to get its message out to the public. The festival runs every February. Date of first festival (if known): 2004

Hecho X Mujeres/ Done By Women (Argentina)
An annual festival celebrating the work of female filmmakers and the conditions of living and working for women in today's society. The events take place over two days in late November. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

herland Feminist Film and Video Celebration (Calgary) (Canada)
herland is committed to supporting work by women from diverse backgrounds, including aboriginal women, women of colour and lesbian/bisexual women. Date of first festival (if known):

High Falls Film Festival (Rochester, NY) (USA)
Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival is one of the few film festivals worldwide that celebrates the work of women filmmakers, and is one of the longest running women’s film festivals on the East Coast. Date of first festival (if known): 2001

HTMlles (Quebec) (Canada)
Founded in 1997 and produced by Studio XX, the media arts festival and network practices HTMlles explores the many facets of digital technology and the Web as a medium of creation and exhibition for works created by women. The festival occupies the singular position of being one of the few events in Quebec and Canada dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of independent media artworks, its uniqueness is reinforced by its feminist commitment. The event aims to share and reveal to the public the current wealth of creation by women producers in diverse forms of digital media. The festival takes place in November every year. Date of first festival (if known): 1997

IAWRT Asia (India)
Organised by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, their 8th event for 2012 in India will showcase the works of Asian women film makers in a range of genres – short fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, community videos and television reportage. The director could be living in any part of the world but should be of Asian origin. The festival takes place in different countries in Asia each year. Date of first festival (if known):

Images of Black Women Festival (London) (UK)
IBW is an international film festival that celebrates and promotes women of African Descent in cinema, whether they are on screen or behind the camera. The festival spans two months from March to April. Date of first festival (if known): 2003

Incontri Internationali Di Cinema e Donne di Firenze (Italy)
Women's film festival Cinema e Donne organised by Laboratorio Immagine Donna, founded in Florence. Date of first festival (if known):

International Black Women's Film Festival (San Francisco) (USA)
Founded by Adrienne Anderson, IBWFF aims to show black women presented in film in strong roles and "to celebrate Black women filmmakers from around the world and to show audiences that there are films about Black women that do not involve negative stereotyping, violence toward Black women, and that don't show Black women being berated and exploited." Selected films include those made by Black women filmmakers as well as those where a strong black female performance is included. The festival takes place annually in June over two days. Date of first festival (if known): 2002

International Female Film Festival (Malmo) (Sweden)
The festival takes place in the first week of April annually. Each year the festival organisers choose a theme but welcome films of all genres encouraging a diversity of approaches. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

International Festival (Assen) (The Netherlands)
The festival runs over two days in March featuring films made by women or in which women play a major role. Date of first festival (if known): 1980

International Women's Film Festival (New York) (USA)
The festival runs from the third Thursday in February for six consecutive weeks. It shows films written, produced or directed by women and which also take gender, femininity or sexuality as their subject matter. The festival is arranged with the Institute for Education and Research on Women and Gender, part of Buffalo State University, New York. Date of first festival (if known):

International Women's Film Festival (Rheovot) (Israel)
Organised by the Women in the Picture Association (founded in 2004), this festival occurs annually in November. It combines screenings of films made by women in Israel and internationally with celebratory events around classic films such as a homage to 20 years of 'Thelma and Louise' (in 2011). The event takes place in different venues over a week. Date of first festival (if known): 2004

International Women's Film Festival (Seoul) (Korea)
The festival screens over 100 films from 30 countries over 7 days in April and is organised by the Feminist Art Network in Korea. The films have to have female producers or directors. Date of first festival (if known): 1997

Isabella International Film Week (Italy)
This film festival was named after the 16th century poet, Isabella Morra. The festival accepts films made be women and also has a special category for documentary films. Last known festival was 2009. Date of first festival (if known):

Kin International Film Festival (Yerevan) (Armenia)
The festival's goal is promote women's creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world and aid a better understanding of different cultures. The focus of selected films has included issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women's rights. Date of first festival (if known): 2004

LA Femme International Film Festival (USA)
LA Femme Film Festival is a festival that focuses on women's commercial films in order to broaden their audiences and recognise their work. Equal opportunity in commercial entertainment is the aim and for women to become leaders in the industry as Directors, Writers, Producers or Directors of Photography. This event takes place annually, every October. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

La Mujer y El Cine (Buenos Aires) (Argentina)
Since 1996 La Mujer y el Cine ran as part of the Mar del Plata film festival maintaining its autonomy from the larger event. However, in 2006 this position was threatened and the festival has been forced to adapt to a different organisational structure. Consequently submissions have been limited to short films over the past few years. Entries from female directors or films with an extensive female production are welcomed, they are considered by a committee headed by Marta Bianchi. Date of first festival (if known): 1988

Lady Filmmaker's Festival (California) (USA)
Lady Filmmakers aims to celebrate women in key leadership roles in the making of short and feature length films. A woman must fill the role of Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, or Production Designer to be eligible. The festival promotes and screens collaborations between men and women filmmakers. The festival takes place every annually October. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

LadyBug Festival (Gothenburg) (Sweden)
LadyBugFestival is an inspiring festival focusing on films, music, art and culture. Perspectives on equality, justice and the environment and using culture to build bridges of understanding, both nationally and internationally are promoted. It takes place every October. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

London Feminist Film Festival (UK)
Starting this year, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2012 at the Hackney Picturehouse in London, this international film festival aims to profile women directors, selected from an open submission, combined with a screening of feminist classics. Deadline for open submission is Aug 2012: London Feminist Film Festival [lfff@londonfeministfilmfestival.com] Date of first festival (if known): 2012

London Lesbian Film Festival (London, Ontario) (Canada)
The festival takes place over three days annually in April. Each screening usually lasts 2-3 hours. Submissions are open but they must have lesbian content. The London Lesbian Film festival is organized every year by the Reeling Spinsters. Date of first festival (if known): 1981

Lunafest (a US touring festival) (USA)
Lunafest is a travelling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. Organised by LUNA, the makers of a Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, the aim is to raise money for charity, notably Breast Cancer. In 2012, nine films, filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor, were toured to over 150 cities and screened in front of 20,000 people. Date of first festival (if known): 2000

M.A.L.I. Women's Film & Performance Arts Conference (Austin, Texas) (USA)
The MALI Women’s Film & Performance Arts Conference is wholly focused on the contributions of all women, with a special emphasis on womyn of Latin, African, African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, European and Indigenous descent. Held events in 2009 and 2011. Date of first festival (if known):

Madcat Film Festival (San Francisco) (USA)
MadCat has established a strong reputation for programming series of acute and insightful films audiences would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. MadCat sets itself apart from other women's festivals by curating its programs thematically as opposed to looking for films solely about women's issues. The festival takes place in September. Date of first festival (if known):

Mis me Binga (Eyes of Women) International Women's Film Festival (Yaounde) (Cameroon)
The purpose of the festival is to use the medium of film to address issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women's rights and gender issues. Moreover, to let the world discover the pressing concerns of society and the evolution of a changing world as seen by women. It is usually held in March. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones/ International Women's Film Festival, Barcelona (Spain)
Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones / The International Women's Film Festival of Barcelona, began in June 1993, has as its objective the promotion of cinema directed by women. The 2016 24th film festival programme was from February-November. Date of first festival (if known): 1993

mujerDOC III INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Spain)
The festival includes documentary films made by women internationally on the subject of gender. It takes place over nine days in early March annually. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

Mujeres en Direccion/ Women Directing International Film Festival (Cuenca) (Spain)
The main objective of 'Women Directing' is to show and promote films of artistic quality directed by women which contribute to the knowledge of worldwide cinema. The Festival consists of the following sections: OFFICIAL SECTION: competitive section for fiction feature lengths; SHORT STORIES: competitive section for short films with a running time up to 20 minutes; HUMAN VALUES: competitive section for documentaries; SIDEBARS: devoted to films for adolescents, for children and to the presentation of a filmmaker, a genre, a nation's cinema and workshops. The festival takes place annually in November, over five days. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

Network of Asian Film Festivals (Asia)
This network links together information on 5 festivals of women's film in Asia. It gives an annual award. See International Women's Film Festival in Seoul website for more details. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival (Florida) (USA)
The festival takes place in April and includes; full-length features, documentaries, and shorts made by women directors and producers that reflect universal, gender-free themes in addition to women's issues and concerns. Date of first festival (if known):

Pan-African Women's Film Festival (Minneapolis) (USA)
Open to anyone who registers for the Pan-African Women's Summit, the Film Festival includes films that document the history, culture and life of the black diaspora. There are facilitated discussions to accompany each film hosted by activists and commentators. The summit, festival and related events take place every August.
Site currently down. Date of first festival (if known):

Portland Women's Film Festival (Portland, Oregon) (USA)
The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. It occurs for three days every March. In addition to films there are also numerous lectures and seminars to support young women in film. Date of first festival (if known): 2010

Purple Pixels: Women in the Indie Film Frontier (Philippines)
The festival takes place in March. It appears to have a long history but no URLS are current. Date of first festival (if known):

Queer Women of Color Film Festival (San Francisco) (USA)
The festival takes place annually around the second week of June. It features films that address the vital social justice issues that concern women of color, authentically reflect their life stories, and build community through art and activism. The Queer Women of Color Film Festival showcases new films created through Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project's free Filmmaker Training Program, as well as films created by other queer women of color around the world. Date of first festival (if known): 2003

Reel Femme (Edmonton) (Canada)
The Reel Femme festival runs for four days in April. The event is run by the Edmonton Women's Film Society, all films produced, directed or written by a woman are eligible.
Site currently down. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora (Long Island) (USA)
The festival rigorously selects films made by women of colour which tell of the missing historical, psychological or political point of view of women. The film festival is accompanied by a lecture series each year and takes place in October. Among the many sections of the festival there is a teen genre. Date of first festival (if known): 2001

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, (Colorado) (USA)
The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is the longest continuous-running women's film festival in the US. It showcases documentary, feature, short and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth. The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival honors films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation. Founded by Donna Guthrie and Jerre Martin in 1986, the festival takes place every November. Date of first festival (if known): 1986

Sale International Women's Film Festival (Morocco)
The festival is dedicated to women's cinemas in order to make their innovative and creative qualities better known, and thus focuses its efforts on the International, as a meeting place for women film professionals throughout the world. Moreover, the festival aims to stimulate women's filmmaking in Morocco and support it by providing a recognized seal of quality. It takes place every September. Date of first festival (if known):

San Diego Women’s Film Festival (USA)
Organised by the San Diego Women's Film Foundation. Last known to have taken place 2007 (5th festival) and 2008. Date of first festival (if known): 2002

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (San Francisco) (USA)
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media's negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue. The festival takes place in November. Date of first festival (if known): 1997

San Francisco Women's Film Festival (USA)
The festival was founded in 2004 as an affiliate of San Francisco State University, however afer the success of the first event, the festival spread beyond the limits of the campus. The SFWFF accepts films and video of all lengths and genres: narrative, documentary, experimental and animation. Films and videos must be directed by or co-directed by women. The festival takes place every Spring with a combination of low-fee or free screenings. Date of first festival (if known): 2004

Seen and Heard Film Festival (Sydney) (Australia)
Run as a free event, Seen & Heard puts forward the message that films made by women extend far beyond a genre for women, but are nevertheless films that should be seen by everyone. Films that participants will see during the three day festival address: race relations within Australia, the treatment of those with disabilities, issues relating to class, gender and sexuality, as well as the everyday challenges of friendship, self-discovery and loss. Date of first festival (if known): 2009

Serseliafam Women’s Film Festival (Vilnius) (Lithuania)
The festival runs at the beginning of March annually and screens films directed by women at two venues in the town of Vilnius. The festival will expand to different locations in Lithuania in 2012. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

Shashat Palestine Women's Film Festival (Palestine)
The festival varies in form every year; taking place over two months, from September to November, it includes an outreach programme teaching young women about film-making, the production of new films, the festival and television screenings. All the films and programmes take Palestine and the Gaza Strip as their subject. The form of the festival alters considerably every year. Date of first festival (if known):

St. John's International Women's Film Festival (Canada)
The festival was first held in 1989 in St. John, Newfoundland, Canada. The event takes place over a week with over 4,000 participants. Any film directed, produced and written by a woman is eligible for inclusion. In addition to the annual festival, held every October, there are numerous other screenings and events taking place throughout the year. Date of first festival (if known): 1989

Stranger With My Face (Hobart) (Australia)
Stranger With My Face is run by Australian filmmakers Briony Kidd and Rebecca Thomson and took place in Hobart, Tasmania, April 14-16 2016. Deriving its name from the young adult horror novel by Lois Duncan, the festival explores themes of the shadow self, tapping into archetypes like the evil twin and the mad woman in the attic. Date of first festival (if known): 2012

The Athena Centre Film Festival (New York) (USA)
In connection with the Athena Centre at Barnard University in New York, the film festival will celebrate Women's leadership. The festival happens every year in February. Date of first festival (if known):

The Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Alberta) (Canada)
Fairy Tales hosts the largest queer film festival in Alberta with audiences numbering over 2,500 per year, highlighting the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited and transgendered film and video making in documentary, shorts and features. The festival takes place in the last week of May, annually. Date of first festival (if known): 1999

The International Images Film Festival for Women (Harare) (Zimbabwe)
A call for submissions was made via http://africanwomenincinema.blogspot.com/2011/04/call-for-films-international-images.html Date of first festival (if known):

Through Women's Eyes (Sarasota, Florida) (USA)
The festival aims to combine the work of domestic and international female filmmakers during a week-long festival in April. The festival is partnered by the film distributors Women Make Movies (WMM). Date of first festival (if known): 1985

Tokyo International Women's Film Festival (Japan)
The festival takes place over three days in late October. It is linked to the 'Women Make Waves Festival', by a shared award. Date of first festival (if known):

Tricky Women (Vienna) (Austria)
The festival celebrates animation films made by women. It takes place over four days in mid-March. Date of first festival (if known):

Underwire (London) (UK)
UnderWire looks to recognise the best short work made by women across a range of crafts,from director to cinematographer; screenwriter to editor. UnderWire believes that a more gender balanced industry will benefit everyone by creating a diversity of perspectives, stories and experiences for audiences. The festival runs in November, annually. Date of first festival (if known): 2010

Vancouver Women in Film Festival (Canada)
The festival happens every March. All films screened at VWIFF must be created by women in at least three of the key creative roles (one woman may serve in more than one role): Writer, Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Lead Actor, Lead Animator / Editor, or Lead Composer. Submissions featuring strong female characters and stories are selected. Over fifty films are screened during the festival in various genres, such as; animation, documentary, feature and short. Date of first festival (if known): 2005

Women and Cinema Festival of Florence (Florence) (Italy)
The festival welcomes contributions from female directors and producers. It takes place every November over a week. Date of first festival (if known):

Women Make Waves Film Festival (Taipei) (Taiwan)
Taiwan Women's Film Association organises the annual 'Women Make Waves International Film Festival' as a platform for artistic exchanges between women filmmakers in Taiwan and around the world that helps to widen filmmakers' creative vision. Since its founding in 1993, this Festival has showcased numerous works by women filmmakers in different venues throughout Taiwan (including theatres, educational institutions and culture centres). This festival has become one of the leading women's film festivals in Asia. It takes place every October. Date of first festival (if known): 1993

Women of the Sun (Johannesburg) (South Africa)
Women of the Sun, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute, the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), are putting African women filmmakers on the map with this seven day film festival to celebrate African Women Filmmakers, in Johannesburg (2nd – 9th September). Date of first festival (if known): 2000

Women Take the Reel (Massachusetts) (USA)
The festival takes place every March. Films follow a criteria specific to each year's festival but have to be written, produced or directed by women. The festival is facilitated by MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies. Date of first festival (if known):

Women's Film Festival (Battleboro, Vermont) (USA)
This festival shows films produced or directed by women. It occurs in mid-March for 10 days. Date of first festival (if known): 1991

Women's Film Festival at McHenry College (Illinois) (USA)
The festival includes film screenings of recent films purchased by the college for the MCC's Women's Film Collection used as a study resource for students at MCC. The films usually take International Women's issues as their thematic. Date of first festival (if known): 2006

World of Women Film Festival (Sydney, but also touring) (Australia)
The WOW Film Festival is a short film festival that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the Australian film industry and internationally. It is a festival that offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving a thematic perspective of ... "seeing the world through the eyes of women" Date of first festival (if known):