Women Media Arts and Film Festival


Years running: 10 (since 2014)

Women Media Arts and Film Festival

Women Media Arts and Film Festival.


WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival is a new screen culture and audience development initiative by Cinewest in partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority . The main program consists of award winning short and feature length films and media arts works produced, written and directed by women from Australia and around the world.


  • Best Short Film Award 
  • Best Feature Film Award
  • Best Media Arts Award
  • Audience Choice Award (Short Film)
  • Audience Choice Award (Feature Film)


  • All works must be by women Producer(s), Director(s) and/or Author(s).  Co-positions are also accepted
  • No restriction on genre, length and date of production
  • No restriction on a number of films from the same digital media artist or filmmaker
  • Must register your work online. Accepting only Internet links to preview the works (YouTube/Vimeo and/or URL link to the film’s full version)

Documents and required materials:

  • To register a film online
  • To provide a link for online preview (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Countries with no access to fast internet connections should send the screener (DVD PAL) by post mail.

Selection Media Type: online, DVD

Subtitles: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website




Maryam Kassaie (Festival Director) 
PO Box 861
Auburn NSW 1835 Australia

Bradley Barnden (Festival Registrar)
Building 126 / The Newington Armory
1 Jamieson Street Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127 Australia

Phone: 61 402 707010
Email: festival@cinewest.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 01, 2022
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2022
  • Notifications
    July 30, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 — 30 September 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free
  • Deadline — free

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