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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 on line.


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, Summer and Winter. We will be accepting short film submissions from ALL GENDERS that have a female driven stories and/or a women appointed in one of the following key positions; director, writer, producer, cinematographer or editor.


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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