Equal Footing is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and underrepresented voices in the film industry to tell their stories and get their projects off the ground. The Equal Footing Female Film Festival is one of the first ever all female film festivals celebrating films made 100% by women, bringing together the best emerging female talent in the world.
Equal Footing Film Festival -- in association with HA Festival: The Art of Comedy last took place on September 17-19 2021, 3 days, 6+ Venues in the San Antonio Riverwalk Area, 20+ Shows where all forms of comedy art, including stand up, sketch, variety and film, were on display through Live Events, Livecast and Streaming. The festival is sponsored by Warner Media, AT&T, and HBO Max.
This festival now takes place ONLINE, with laurels awarded to extraordinary talents in all categories. There are cash prizes sponsored by partner organizations to films that align with our partners values.
Laurels will be awarded to winning films in the following categories:
Short Film - Drama
Short Film - Comedy
Short Film - Action/Sci-Fi
Short Film - Animation
Short Film - Documentary
Short Film - LGBTQ
Feature Film - Drama
Feature Film - Comedy
Feature Film - Action/Sci-Fi
Feature Film - Animation
Feature Film - Documentary
Feature Film - LGBTQ
First Time Filmmaker
Screenplay - Short/Feature/Pilot
1. Project must be created by female identifying person(s).
2. Submitted material must not exceed 13 min including credits. Submitted written material (screenplays) must not exceed 10 pages.
3. Project streaming on VOD platforms and Youtube/Vimeo are eligible if created within the last 3 years.
4. Films must have been completed within the past three years.
5. Non English language films need to have English subtitles.
6. Premiere status is not required and all films are qualified to submit.
7. The festival has the right to use promotional material.
8. The filmmaker has secured all the rights.
9. Entry fees are non refundable.
Only For the Equal Footing Film Festival:
1. Filmmakers must reside in the United States. No international entries.