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The uptown women’s film festival of New York is a virtual festival to celebrate all women filmmakers from New York City and around the world. The festival looks to bring original stories told through the female lens to a wide audience online.


The UWFFNY looks to inspire future generations of filmmakers and strives to support women filmmakers, giving them a platform to celebrate their achievements and showcase their work. 


The festival happens three times a year, in Fall, Winter, and Spring. We will be accepting short film submissions from ALL GENDERS that have female-driven stories and/or a woman appointed in one of the following key positions; director, writer, producer, cinematographer, or editor.

All screening blocks will be hosted by the Eventive Platform with studio-grade DRM protection, and seamless Livestream integration for filmmaker talkbacks, and ticketing.

We will pre-screen every selection in advance to ensure the best-quality version of your film screens for our audience.

There is no premiere status required. However, we will give preference to online premieres.


Johanny Mota, Founder/Festival Director


Johanny is an award winning writer & producer. Her films have screened in festivals in New York City and around the world. While on her way back from a film festival she was inspired to create the Uptown Women's Film Festival of New York to celebrate women in film and showcase women centered stories. 

Johanny holds an MFA in Writing & Producing for television. 

Photo by: Michael Levy Photography

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