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Age categories: 



Film categories:

​Narrative Short 

Documentary Short

Music Video




  • Ages 19 and under 

  • Films must be directed by a female (or female-identifying) director

  • Length of the film should not exceed 10 minutes

  • Submissions must be received by April 10th, 2020

How to Submit: 

There is no entry fee.

Please use FilmFreeway

or send your film to

Please include in your email the categories in which your film is entering in, a bio stating your school and some quick facts about the director  or screenwriter



  • Audience Choice Award

  • Best Short Narrative

  • Best Documentary 

  • Best Music Video 

  • Best Screenplay 

  • Best Animation 

May 17th

Reel Girls Film Festival

May 17th @4pm

Carlton Cinemas

20 Carlton St

Toronto, ON M5B 2H5

Reel Girls Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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The Judges


Mellisa Shaddick

Mellisa Shaddick (left) is an admired High School IB Film Teacher at Branksome Hall and the entrepreneur behind "City of Women". Pictured above with her business partner, their software promotes women by helping locals find goods and services from feminist entrepreneurs within the GTA.


Naomi McDougall


Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer. Her TED Talk, "What It's Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood," ignited a global outpouring of support for the women in film movement. Her new book "The Wrong Kind of Woman" looks at the systemic exclusion of women in film.


Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a host on Turner Classic Movies, and the Podcast "Magnificent Obsession". as well as a film reporter, film critic, writer and all-around movie geek.  Her TedTalk #GirlsInFilm and her books "Backwards in Heels" and "The Female Gaze" are essential for young female filmmakers. 


Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is a director, writer and award winning filmmaker. She is a dedicated social activist, who inspires change through her films and speaking engagements. She is one of the founding visionaries behind the nonprofit "We Have The Right To Be Right’". She encourages young people to "Make Ripples Where You Are" in her popular TEDTalk.


Amber-Sekowan Daniels

Amber-Sekowan Daniels is a Oji-Cree filmmaker, author, screenwriter and comedian. She manages Women in View, a not-for-profit dedicated to parity and inclusion in Canadian screen based media and is the author/researcher behind "Women in View on Screen".

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