The Citizen Jane Film Festival will be held Nov. 3-6, 2016. Save the date now and start planning for another great festival weekend.


Are you a female filmmaker? Then please submit to our 9th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival that will take place November 3-6, 2016. We screen films in all genres and short or feature length that are directed or co-directed by women. We program films made by filmmakers in all stages of their careers--from first time filmmakers to pioneers in the industry. If accepted, filmmakers are strongly encouraged to attend the festival in person to participate and collaborate with other female filmmakers throughout the weekend, and we work hard to help make this happen for you as much as possible!

Submit your Film through, a fast-growing industry standard for online film submissions. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

If you have questions about your submission, please contact Associate Programmer, Amy Sharland at [email protected]


  • Early Bird Deadline: February 12, 2016
  • Regular Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Late Deadline: May 13, 2016
  • Extended Deadline: June 10, 2016

Film Categories

We have the following categories to choose from when you submit your film (more explanation about categories in Film Freeway). Choose the best category, but don’t worry, if your film fits another category too, we will consider it for another category as well (e.g., experimental short film that is also animated, go ahead and choose what you think is best but we can figure out that it is both, don’t spend money on submitting to both):

  • Narrative Feature
  • Documentary Feature
  • Narrative Short
  • Documentary Short
  • Animated Short
  • Experimental Short
  • Student Short
  • Dance Short
  • Young Female Filmmaker Short (You Must be FEMALE and UNDER 18 when you made a film to submit to this category)
  • Missouri Made Short (Filmmakers from Missouri)
  • Family Friendly Short or Feature film



Our Mission

Founded at Stephens College, the second oldest women’s college in the country, Citizen Jane is changing opportunities for women in film through an internationally known Film Festival, Film Series and a Filmmaking Camp for young women.  Through education, connection and artistic/unique experiences, Citizen Jane celebrates independent film by independent women.