Celebrating female role models through documentary film.

Submit your film to Feminista Film Festival!

Feminista Film Festival celebrates female role models through documentary film. Our goals are to inspire audiences and connect women and girls to female role models. Our second annual festival will be held at The Soho Hotel in London, UK on 27-28 September 2019.

We are looking for compelling stories about women achieving in their chosen passion or profession. Subjects may include but are not limited to - artists, athletes, beautiful minds, change makers and beyond! Inspiring Q&A discussions are core to our festival and we encourage filmmakers to attend and take part! 

Awards & Prizes

We will recognise filmmakers with awards at the conclusion of the festival. Awards will be offered in categories that may include:

Most Inspiring Role Model - Athletes and Adventurists
Most Inspiring Role Model - Artists and Performers
Most Inspiring Role Model - Beautiful Minds
Most Inspiring Role Model - Change Makers
People’s Choice

Rules & Terms


We are looking for inspirational documentary films about female role models from every passion and profession. Films of all lengths and from all corners of the world will be considered. If films are not in english, please include english language subtitles. If your film was made long ago or has been previously screened, no problem!


Please submit your film via FilmFreeway. If your film is selected, we will ask you to send us a downloadable HD version of your film. We will discuss with you any additional requirements. If a rough cut is submitted for review and your film is accepted to the festival, you must inform us of any major changes made to the film before an exhibition copy is received.


Feminista Film Festival will take place 27-28 September 2019.

Festival submission deadlines:

Early Bird: 3 May 2019
Regular: 24 May 2019
Extended: 14 June 2019
Notification date: 28 June 2019

We will provide updates on the Festival schedule of events on our website, social media accounts and in our newsletter.


Your film will be viewed by London audiences and be eligible to win Feminista awards! We love hosting inspiring Q&As and encourage you to join us at the Festival!


By submitting this documentary, I (the Entrant) understand that I am agreeing to the following:

I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorised to submit, this documentary film to the Feminista Film Festival and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true.

If selected, an acceptable exhibition format will be made available for screening during Feminista Film Festival. Shipment of any exhibition materials must be paid by me. I hold Feminista Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of any submitted materials during shipping to and from the Festival.

All submissions will be retained by the Festival for adjudication, on-demand and archival purposes. All entries will be catalogued and made available for private viewing to filmmakers, buyers, distributors, festival directors, and the media, and Feminista Film Festival archive. The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to copy and version the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival, in and through any and all media formats now known or hereafter devised. The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to use up to one minute from the entry and accompanying photos submitted to the Festival for promotional purposes of the Festival and its activities in or through any and all media formats, including, but not limited to, the Internet.

This documentary contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever.

Screening fees will not be paid by the Festival. An admission charge will be made to the public and sponsors may make financial contributions in order to defray the costs of the Festival.

I certify that I have read, understood and complied with all the festival regulations and terms of submission.

All films submitted may be considered for subsequent screenings. If your film is selected for such screenings, we will contact you to arrange a separate licensing agreement.


“The event was an absolute delight and a perfect mix of art and adventure films. Get yourself there next year if you can.” - Hannah Maia, Director, My Big White Thighs and Me

”I was moved and inspired by the stories of strength, dedication, skill and perseverance against long odds in film after film about female swimmers, skiers, rock climbers, cyclists, painters, sculptors, singers, dancers and more. I hope they take the program on tour and make this an annual event!”  - Gywneth Leech, Featured Artist in The Monolith

“The Feminista Film Festival was a huge success. The hospitality was amazing they showed us so much love and Her Move Next won “The Viewers Choice Award”! So proud to coach these young ladies. Thanks again for everything @feminista_filmfest! This was definitely an experience of a lifetime!” - Coach Angel Lopez, Her Move Next

Also, some press.