Women Who Write In Film




About Us

We are Women Who Write in Film 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!




Our grand prize winner receives valuable industry exposure via consultation packages provided by Roadmap Writers that include sessions with three of New York and or Hollywood’s biggest production companies and talent managers. 2019's winner received a one hour script consultation with a highly respected development executive at Lawrence Bender Productions. Not to mention consultations with several other industry executives. The Women Who Write in Film Int'l Screenwriting Competition is a Cinema Public House production. We are a US based independent festival company that produces festivals all over the world.

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. And if you are a female writer, your script doesn’t have to be about women or women's issues, it can simply be brilliant. 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 Valuable Industry Pro Consultations!

The world is filled with talented women who write and the entertainment industry should be making more female driven projects. So we launched the only screenwriting competition dedicated to women who write in film all over the world.


Industry Exposure

Our competition’s finalists receive consultation packages provided by Roadmap Writers that include script note sessions with some of Los Angeles and New York's top talent managers and producers. So if you’ve ever dreamed of getting your script read by top producers, 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.




    2020 Grand Prize Winner and Finalists


    Grand Prize Winner!

    Until They Are Home by Mary Kate Allen



    The Good News Desk by Megan Day and Judith Coppinger

    Youth in a Casket by Hannah Aslesen



    She’s Unexpecting by Angela Vaut

    Puesta del Sol by Ed Johnson

    Rosa by Chelsea Hazzard

    Castleton Divide Clotile Galbraith & Ron Meliment

    Monumental by Christine Inserra

    Fast Dance with the Devil by R. Chumley Scott

    Taking Down the Met by Andrea Forrest

    The Day the Corn Hatched by Susan Boger

    Trinidad by Kathleen Gardner

    She Spend Her Days Loving by Bonnie Blue Edwards