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About the festival

GlobalGirl Media UK is launching our first film festival, welcoming over 30 global films by women.

GGMUK is delighted to launch our first film festival, showcasing over 30 short films by young women from around the world.


GlobalGirl Media Film Festival celebrates films by, for and featuring young women. While the films had to be directed by a self-identifying woman up to the age of 30, the festival itself warmly welcomes all genders and ages. 

The GlobalGirl Media Film Festival aims to:

  • bring diverse young women filmmakers’ voices to the global stage

  • extend training and learning opportunities to diverse young women from the UK and around the world

  • provide networking opportunities with industry professionals and peers

  • raise awareness for our groundbreaking media training, aimed at giving under-served young women the skills and confidence to break into the industry

  • promote women in media and film, both behind and in front of the cameras, to achieve more equal representation in the industry

Festival Programme

The festival runs for four days, from 18th to 21st March 2021.

We’ll be screening a programme of 36 short films from all over the world, made by girls and young women filmmakers aged 8 to 30. These will be available to view on this website for the 4 days of the festival.

These films were selected from over 150 submissions from 30 countries.

We’ll be awarding prizes in 4 categories at this year’s GlobalGirl Media Film Festival.  The nominated films are being judged by our jury of 10 women in film and media, who will decide the Best Documentary, Best Fiction Film, Best Student Film and Best Director.

Industry Events

Each day we’ll host a number of online industry events focused on a specific area of the screen industry.  Some of our workshops and talks include sessions on:

  • Finding your Voice

  • Content Curation and Distribution

  • Career development

  • Developing your own perspective

  • Developing your Story

Film Submission

Our film programme was selected from an open call for submissions, run through FilmFreeway. We charged a small submission fee towards the running of the festival.

Submissions for the 2022 GlobalGirl Media Film Festival will open later during the year.


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About the festival

GlobalGirl Media UK is launching our first film festival, welcoming over 30 global films by women.


GGM UK are really excited to award a number of prizes to the best films in the short film programme.

How to book

This year's festival is completely online. Ticket prices range from £3 - £15 with varying access.

Festival News

News about the festival and updates or additions to speaker, workshop and events programme.

Festival Jury

Our festival jury pick the winners of 4 prizes: Documentary, Drama, Student & Best Director

About GGM UK

The GlobalGirl Media Film Festival is organised by UK based charity, GlobalGirl Media UK.

Our Team

This festival would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers and charity trustees.

How to help

Looking to sponsor a prize, volunteer at the festival or share the festival with your network?