No Man's Land Film Festival is the premier all-women and gender-nonconforming adventure film festival based out of Denver, Colorado, that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect women, transgender, and genderqueer communities in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of humans who are deeply engaged in enhancing the feminine presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely feminine lens, and above all, love adventure.
Best of Festival, People's Choice, Fem-Wow (favorite all-female production), Most Inspiring Story, Best Cinematography and Wildest Adventure. Awards will be presented after the final screening the night of the Festival and announced on the website.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
9th Annual Flagship Festival: March 1st + 2nd, 2024
2023 Film Submissions Open: March 20th, 2023
2023 Festival Submission Deadline (MUST BE RECEIVED BY): December 1st, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: December 29th, 2023
Final Versions of Accepted Film(s) Received By: January 5th, 2024
*We are always accepting submissions and, if accepted, they may be incorporated into our current tour program.
In order to be considered, please include the following items with your entry form for the festival:
1. Link to an online accessible digital screener
2. A completed Submission Form with film synopsis, names and Instagram handles for production and cast involved
3. 5-10 high-quality stills from the film
If your film is accepted for the festival:
Please provide the following in digital format:
1. 5-10 high-quality stills from the film (4×6 at 300dpi is preferable)
2. Press pack with production credits and biographies
3. Exhibition format Quicktime file
4. HD trailer or three (3) 10 sec. HD clips*
4. .SRT file for closed-captioning
*Our preferred export settings for the Festival are Quicktime files Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz, 24-bit, discrete channel. Label photographs with the film title and photo credit. Clips and trailers will be used for promotional purposes.
For rough cut consideration, contact our Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Frequently Asked Questions
What film length do we recommend?
We feature films from 60 seconds to 90 minutes. The majority of our films are under 20 minutes. 1-15 minute clips are ideal. We may ask you to edit the length if we love your story but have trouble managing the time.
What kinds of films do we accept?
We are looking for films that feature athletes who undefine feminine. Production, cinematography, etc, do not need to be fully run by women-identified individuals. However, the core purpose of this festival is to highlight, represent and ultimately undefine our concept of femininity. We are looking for films that inspire adventure and have an empowered lead.
What do I get if my film is accepted?
Life long satisfaction, an all-access pass to the festival and events, your film projected on a $100,000 projector to audiences around the country wildly applauding your story, the opportunity to bond with our awesome corporate partners and sponsors, our unconditional love and support, and official acceptance into the No Man's Land Family. You could also win an award!
A film festival full of radical adventure athletes and creatives in Denver, CO...why should I come?
Because this is your wildest dream come true! You also have the chance to connect with an audience that includes some of the most inspired individuals on the planet: filmmakers, athletes, artists, outdoor industry professionals, outdoor industry film and marketing executives, and your new climber/running/surfing partner. Also, because you deserve a vacation, and why not take it in one of the most amazing places on the planet? Most importantly, come to meet other passionate and action-oriented individuals like yourself and watch some really sweet films. No reason to not be there!