Feminista Film Festival and Tour tells the most inspiring stories about women and girls through documentary film. Our goals are to inspire audiences and connect women and girls to female role models.

Note: The Feminista Film Festival has moved to March 2021 in celebration of International Women’s Day! A selection of films will also be chosen for the Feminista Tour, which runs year round. Last year, approximately 40 screenings were held throughout the UK during the week of International Women's Day.

We are looking for inspiring stories about women in their chosen passion or profession. Subjects may include 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!

We will recognise filmmakers with awards at the conclusion of the festival. Awards categories 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

These rules and terms cover all film submissions: feature documentaries and short documentaries.


We are looking for inspirational documentary films about female role models from every passion and profession, and from all corners of the world. Films of all lengths will be considered: we have submission categories for feature length and short documentaries. 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 and a press pack with production credits and photos. 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.


All submitted films will be reviewed and considered for selection to be screened at Feminista Film Festival (annual flagship event) and at Feminista Film Festival Tour screenings (year round screenings hosted by other individuals or organisations).


Your film will be viewed by audiences at Feminista Film Festival and/or Feminista Film Festival Tour screenings. Your film will also be eligible to win Feminista awards! You will be provided with a Pass to attend all festival events and public Tour screenings. We love hosting inspiring Q&As and encourage you to join us at the Festival and Tour screenings of your film.


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 Tour (“Feminista Film Festival” or “Festival” hereafter refers to the annual flagship event and year round Tour screenings). To the best of my knowledge, all statements in this document are true.

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

All submissions will be retained by the Festival for consideration in the Festival Tour, 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 / Tour 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 and Tour, 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 / Tour Programme 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. Paid advertising may be collected by the Festival on its websites and social accounts.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Jo Moseley

    Wonderful festival! Fantastic venue, atmosphere, welcome, choice of films & Q & A. Intimate yet wide ranging and so interesting. Looking forward to 2020!

    October 2019
  • Barbara Seiler

    Feminista Film Festival screened my film "I`m a Creative Animal". Very good communication before and during the Festival. My film made it to fhe final competition. Did not win, but I really regret it, that I was not able to be in London. I would have loved to watch the other films. I got the Impression, that this is a very well organized Festival with lots of "Herzblut" for films.

    January 2019
  • Dörthe Eickelberg

    Feminista is a festival with a great approach, it sheds the light on women's stories in a positive way. My film "Chicks on Boards" was included, and I wish I could have joined the festival and meet Larie and all the other creative minds behind the newly founded festival. I hope Feminista will go a long way and that our ways will cross again some day.

    November 2018
  • In just it's first year Feminista put on a really fantastic programme of inspiring and influential films at a wonderful venue. We're really looking forward to being there again next year! Thanks Laurie and Dan.

    October 2018