The Future Femme Manifesto

A future femme is someone who doesn’t ask for permission.
A future femme knows her worth, her value, and her goals.
A future femme doesn’t need anyone to open doors for her.
A future femme doesn’t take no for an answer.
A future femme ignores an irrelevant establishment.
A future femme creates iconic, inspirational content on no one’s terms but her own.

Learn what it means to be a future femme here:

Future femmes make movies.
Future femmes make history.

Are you a future femme?
Join us now.

The Future Femme Short Film Festival is now open.

Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

May 10 - 14 2018
Future Femme Short Film Competition
York Everyman Cinema

June 2018
Future Femme screenings
Leeds Everyman Cinema

July 2018
Future Femme screenings
Harrogate Everyman Cinema

Each weekend event will comprise of:

Thursday evening networking event, 8-12am
Friday night film screenings block, 8-11pm
Saturday film matinee block, 2-5pm
Sunday film screening block & awards, 5-9pm

Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

Enter now: Future Femme Short Film Fest

Awards & Prizes

$1000 cash for each category.

A chance to find an audience through Femme Fest screening events / community worldwide.

Rules & Terms


Movies under a running time of 60 minutes can be entered in the Future Femme Short Film Fest. Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme (man, woman, dog, non-binary, trans, LGBTQI) may enter. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Terms & Conditions

1. Authority to Enter into this Agreement.
In order for CineLove to accept your submission, you must assure that you have the right to enter this contest and would be in a position to grant CineLove non-exclusive distribution rights for this project.
1.1 You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority where you reside, whichever is older), can form a legally binding contract by accepting an agreement online (without exchange of paper), and have the full right, power and authority to enter into and comply with a distribution agreement.
1.2. If you submit to CineLove, you represent and warrant that you are legally entitled to do so because:
You are the sole author or creator of the Submission (for example, you are contributing an original screenplay you have written completely on your own); or
You are the sole holder of rights in the Submission because all rights in the Submission have been assigned or transferred to you (for example, you are contributing a concept video you created and all talent who helped you create the concept video assigned all their rights to you).
You are the nominated person for an artistic collective who have given you permission to enter their work on their behalf.
You are the manager or agent of the filmmaker and have express permission to submit their work in the CineLove.
2. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted until May 5, 2018. Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.
3. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener ONLY.
We do not accept subsequent cuts or more complete versions of submitted films, therefore changing or updating the originally submitted link is not accepted.
4. Submission Eligibility
All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2000.
5. Submission Fee
All submissions are to be paid via credit/debit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
6. Notification
Future Femme Fest will endeavour to notify all entrants of our choices in writing by Tuesday, May 1st 2018. Successful submissions will receive further instructions from Future Femme Fest via email.
7. Scheduling
Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of Future Femme Fest. Every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule. Future Femme Fest reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Future Femme Fest will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
8. Withdrawals
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.