Women Who Write In Film




About Us

We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to put the top new female screenwriters firmly on the entertainment industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in the Women Who Write in Film Screenplay Competition!




Winners and finalists receive software and services from our industry leading partners as well as industry exposure and submission to some of New York and Hollywood’s biggest production companies, agents, and talent managers. In fact, we promise to deliver our winners’ scripts to our entire database of production companies, talent representatives, and industry executives. 

2019's winner received a one hour script consultation with highly respected development executive, Janet Jeffries with Lawrence Bender Productions. Not to mention personal introductions to several other industry executives.

While we do love women, we have to say we accept scripts from writers of all shapes and sizes from all background and all countries. You can be of any sex, any ethnicity and be of any sexual orientation. You do not even have to be a woman to enter our contest so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you were born a woman or identify as a woman, we’re happy to embrace you as the talented person that you are and if your script is good, we’ll give you the recognition you deserve. We do, however, prefer scripts about women, the issues facing women, and stories about strong female characters that inspire women to be ever stronger versions of themselves. But it doesn’t have to be about women. So if you’re a great female writer who wrote the next “Usual Suspects” or “Pulp Fiction” submit it so we can get you the exposure you need. Your script simply needs to be good to be accepted in our competition.


Support Women Who Write in Film!

Win and Gain Unparalleled Industry Access!

The world is filled with talented women who write and the entertainment industry has thousands of us. So we launched the only screenwriting competition dedicated to women who write in film all over the world. Our winners will not only receive accolades and recognition, they also have their work distributed to dozens of entertainment professionals who are down to support female writers.


Industry Exposure

Our competition’s finalists will be distributed to the most prestigious talent agents and producers around the world. In addition to our exclusive list of entertainment professionals. So if you’ve ever dreamed of getting your script to the producer of all your favorite films, now is your chance!


If you’ve got the talent, we will get you the recognition you deserve and the rest is up to you.  

If you would like more information about supporting the festival, information on how to invest in female driven independent film, or would like to contact the festival for any other reason please use the contact form below.




2019 Spring Grand Prize Winner and Finalists


Grand Prize Winner!

Word Over Word by by Tonia Davidson



Scuppernongs by Lynne Ashe

Skyfoxes by Marisa Forrest



Joy in the Journey by Courtenay Lucas

Lost in Control by Maria Massei-Rosato

Argonauts of the Eastern Borderland by Julia Koszewska

Invisible by Hester Schell and Gabriell DeBear Paye

Mother in Law by Serita D Stevens

Skewed Blue by Andrea Gibson

Extraction from Omega 5 by Marilyn Webber 

Poppy by Linda Niccol

Struck by Elaine Chekich

The Path to Virtue by Catherine Fridey

Luana by Danielle Erlich

Becoming Picasso by Bonnie Maffei

Burden of Courage by Ross Harden-Bradford