Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment.

We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, we will shine a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival celebrates action and empowerment films and the women who kick ass and change culture in them! We not only wish to celebrate, we wish to elevate. We believe that film has both the power to entertain and to awaken. With this festival, we'd also like to awaken people's awareness of the dynamic and powerful roles of women in our society and throughout the world. Our festival mission is to both kick ass and open minds.

Whether suffragettes or stuntwomen, female superheroes or female leaders, if your film features of woman as a lead or co-lead who is in action or takes action, we want to see it!

We are interested in all narrative, animated, and documentary films as well as screenplays that showcase powerful women. All submissions must feature women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.

Short Films – up to 40 minutes. Films – 40 minutes or longer.

Narrative films, any genre. Examples: Terminator 2: Sci-Fi/Action; Aliens: Horror/Action; The Heat: Comedy/Action; Suffragettes: Drama.

Animated films, any film. Examples: Frozen, Brave, Tangled,and The Croods.

Documentary films are open to any stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), pro and non-pro sports, political and social activism, basically any story that celebrates women in action or depicts heroic acts.

Screenplays (100-140 pages) is open to any genre. For example Terminator 2: Sci-Fi/Action; Aliens: Horror/Action; The Heat: Comedy/Action; Suffragettes: Drama.

Awards & Prizes

Prizes & Awards

We present Artemis Awards for Audience Choice, Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Fight Scene, Best Action Sequence, Best Screenplay, as well as others.

Top three winners of the Screenplay Competition will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Rules & Terms

Please Note: Artemis Women In Action Film Festival (AFF) requires that all films feature a female in an action role as a lead or co-lead, whether narrative, short, animation or documentary. AFF has no gender requirements for any other filmmaking position.

FILM COMPETITION GENERAL RULES:

• Films must be submitted on Region1 DVD, media on flash or data DVD, Region 1 Blu-ray or as an online screener.
**** IMPORTANT NOTE: If selected, AFF will require a Region 1 Blu-ray format to screen at the festival. Short films selected for screening may have to provide a digital 1920x1080 Pro Res Quicktime and/or BluRay disc. Determinations as to which screener type is needed will be made after official selections are announced.
• If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film in the above formats, do not submit your film.
• There is no date requirement for film completion for this edition of AFF. Any films completed for submission prior to close of submissions of the current year will be accepted.
• Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for AFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for a special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened on US network or cable television or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.
• Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.

UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO COMPETITION BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE:
In one package, please send the following:
• A screening copy of the film on Region 1 Blu-ray. Screening copies will not be returned. Short films selected for screening may have to provide a digital 1920x1080 Pro Res Quicktime and/or BluRay disc. Those determinations are made after official selections are announced. If you cannot provide either of the above, please do not submit your film.
• A self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

By email to Zac@ArtemisFilmFestival.com, please submit:
• A synopsis of the film and a cover letter introducing your film and the filmmakers.
• Digital copy of poster artwork, action screengrabs from your film, all social media handles, links to your trailer.

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Films must be feature-length narratives of 40 minutes or longer and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

NARRATIVE SHORT FILM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Films must be short narratives under 40 minutes and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Films must be animated feature length narratives of 40 minutes or longer and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Open to any form of animation.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

ANIMATED SHORT FILM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
• Films must be animated short narratives under 40 minutes and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Open to any form of animation. Animated Shorts must be narrative works only.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM REQUIREMENTS
• Films must be feature-length documentaries of 40 minutes or longer and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Documentary films are open to any stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), pro and non-pro sports, basically any story that celebrates women in physical action or depicts heroic acts.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM REQUIREMENTS
• Films must be documentaries under 40 minutes and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Documentary films are open to any stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), pro and non-pro sports, basically any story that celebrates women in physical action or depicts heroic acts.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SCREENPLAY REQUIREMENTS:
• Feaures: 100-140 pages in any genre and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Pilots: 40 - 65 pages in any genre and features women in leading or co-leading roles in action.
• Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

AWARDS:
We will present Artemis Awards for Audience Choice, Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Fight Scene, Best Action Sequence, Best Screenplay, as well as others.

Top three winners of the Screenplay Competition will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

TERMS, CONDITIONS, & RELEASES:
You, the entrant, acknowledge and agree as follows:

You certify, by completion of this online form, that you have the legal right and authority to enter the film or screenplay (property) into The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival.

By submitting your property to Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to, and will abide by all the terms and conditions of submission of materials to this festival competition, which are listed in this release and on this webpage.

You certify you have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.

If the property is selected, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AFF from any claims that arise as a result of this submission or screening of your property as well as from damage to or loss of any submitted materials en route to the festival.

Your submitted property is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation.

By submitting your property, you agree the festival may use your poster art, screengrabs, trailers/trailer links, etc. for social media and marketing purposes of the festival.

By utilizing any of the submission options/platforms presented on this website you hereby declare that all the above statements are true to the best of your knowledge and belief.

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    Gabriel Caste

    Extremely communicative and great content. Thanks for including RELAPSE!

    November 2017
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    Matthew Lucas

    This festival kicks a**. Swanky red carpet, a technically perfect screening, and an incredible outpouring of support from Melanie and the whole team. Can't wait to have more Artemis in my life!

    October 2017
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    Ned Thanhouser

    Nice to have the red carpet treatment, low attendance at our screening, however, was disappointing.

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hey There Ned! Glad you enjoyed the red carpet!! Attendance can be a tough one. We really do bust our butts to get audiences in the theater ... and while we do our best, we find we get the very best results when filmmakers help on this front. And this is where social media really can help. This part is always where we all work the hardest. When you make your next project, we'll do our best to fill the house! :D Thanks for joining us and letting share your amazing film Monkey and Her Driver.

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    Greg Sommers-Herivel

    Fantastic festival with great energy. I love how inclusive this festival is. They live for badass women on film, and it doesn't matter who puts them there. We were able to send on of our actors there and she commented on how inspiring the festival was. I look forward to submitting our future shows to this festival, including season 2 of our current series.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU Greg!!! It was an honor to share Divine Shadow. Please do keep sharing your future projects with us! :D

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    Ian Truitner

    Great festival with a lot of passionate people running it. Excellent venues and very good communication during the submission process and during the festival itself.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU Ian!! It was such a pleasure to screen Teleios and have so many of your our amazing cast visit us - Christian Pitre-Davis, Sunny Paige Mabrey, TJ Hoban, Leila Birch, Jasmin Kuhn and Weetus Cren. :D Excellent film too ... more smiles. Melanie