California Women’s Film Festival


The California Women’s Film Festival is deeply honored to celebrate women filmmakers, artists and writers by providing a showcase and networking forum in the heart of Hollywood. 

The CWFF understands how important it is to hear and see the educated, entertaining and diverse stories of women from around the globe. We provide a platform so these voices can be heard and shared with audiences that want to be inspired.  The California Women’s Film Festival accepts all projects that has at least one woman in one of the key production positions:  (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Lead Actress, Etc......). Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women.

The California Women's Film Festival operates as a biannual event. Our Winter season will be held in January and our Summer season will be held in July. Submissions for the Winter festival is now open.

18 Awards will be handed out this session:

Best Director

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Actor

Best Feature Film

Best Short Film

Best Feature Documentary

Best Short Documentary

Best Student Film

Best Foreign Film

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Experimental Film

Best Short Script

Best Feature Script

Audience Award 1st, 2nd, 3rd




*Feature Film

*Short Film

*Feature Documentary

*Short Documentary




*Music Videos


*Short Script

*Feature Script

CWFF - January 10th -12th 2025.

Call For Entries Now Open