The world's first film festival dedicated to celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure.

Shextreme Film Festival seeks to showcase all kinds of innovative creative content including films; adventure poetry, photography; podcasts; blogs and non-fiction books which celebrate women in adventure.

Best Short Film of the Festival Award
Best Feature Film of the Festival Award
Audience Choice Film Award

Best Poem Award

Best Blog Award

Best Podcast Award

Best Non-Fiction Book Award

Best Photograph Award

Please see below the different Rules and Terms for the following submissions for films; non-fiction books; blogs; podcasts and poetry.

* FILM SUBMISSIONS RULES AND TERMS *

Films must feature women in extreme sports and adventure including snowboarding; skiing; skating; cycling; surfing; SUP; kayaking; running and climbing.

Entries must be completed since November 2017.

Films not in English must provide English subtitles.

By submitting your film to Shextreme Film Festival, you are confirming all appropriate permissions for your film have been sought from release forms featuring participants on screen to music rights for your film.

All films submitted may be considered for a Shextreme film tour and multiplatform use such as Shextreme's online film collection. If your film is selected, we will contact you to arrange rights agreements.

FILM ENTRY FEE

There is a £10.00 ($15.00) administration fee for all film entries. This is payable via PayPal or credit/debit card as part of the entry process on FilmFreeway. Film entries can not be accepted until payment has been received.

FILM DEADLINES

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th September, 2018.

* NON-FICTION BOOKS RULES AND TERMS *

Non-fiction book entries must feature women in extreme sports and adventure including snowboarding; skiing; skating; cycling; surfing; SUP; kayaking; running and climbing.

Non-fiction book entries must feature a female writer as the sole author or as part of a co-authored writing team.

To enter the competition: you are required to:

1) Select script category on your FilmFreeway submission. Then, please attach a one page A4 pdf outlining a summary of your book, author biography and publisher contact information to your FilmFreeway submission.

2) You are responsible for sending two hard copies of your book entry to Dr. Ruth Farrar: Shextreme, Artswork Media Unit 7.02, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3 E, UK to arrive no later than 1st September. Early entries are always welcome.

Self-published books are not eligible to enter on this occasion.

Non-fiction book entries must be published by a publishing house that has a base in the UK to ensure the book is easily available for UK audiences to enjoy.

Only accepting non-fiction book entries in which first editions have been published since 6th September 2016. Any books released prior to this date will not be eligible for entry.

NON-FICTION BOOK ENTRY FEE

We have a reduced entry fee for this category of £7.00 ($10.00) for as we are aware you are responsible for posting out two hard copies as part of your submission. This administration fee is payable via PayPal or credit/debit card as part of the entry process on FilmFreeway. Non-fiction book entries cannot be accepted until payment has been received.

NON-FICTION BOOK DEADLINES

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th September, 2018.

* BLOG SUBMISSIONS RULES AND TERMS *

Blog entries must feature women in extreme sports and adventure including snowboarding; skiing; skating; cycling; surfing; SUP; kayaking; running and climbing.

Blog entries must be written by a female writer.

To enter the competition: you are required to:

Select the script category on your FilmFreeway submission. Then, please attach a pdf document no longer than six pages outlining a blog author biography, contact information and a url link to your active blog and one sample blog post which best encapsulates your blog to your FilmFreeway submission.

BLOG ENTRY FEE

There is a £10.00 ($15.00) administration fee for all blog entries. This is payable via PayPal or credit/debit card as part of the entry process on FilmFreeway. Blog entries can not be accepted until payment has been received.

BLOG DEADLINES

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th September, 2018.

* PODCAST SUBMISSIONS RULES AND TERMS *

Podcast entries must feature women in extreme sports and adventure including snowboarding; skiing; skating; cycling; surfing; SUP; kayaking; running and climbing.

Podcast entries must feature a female on their production team.

Only accepting podcast entries which have been published online since 6th September 2016. Any podcast entries released prior to this date will not be eligible for entry.

To enter the competition: you are required to:

Select the music score category on your FilmFreeway submission. Attach one audio file of a sample podcast post which best encapsulates your podcast to your FilmFreeway submission.

PODCAST ENTRY FEE

There is a £10.00 ($15.00) administration fee for all podcast entries. This is payable via PayPal or credit/debit card as part of the entry process on FilmFreeway. Blog entries can not be accepted until payment has been received.

PODCAST DEADLINES

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th September, 2018.

* POETRY SUBMISSIONS RULES AND TERMS*

Accepting poetry submissions from female poets.

Submissions must be no longer than 35 lines.

Each poet is given the opportunity to submit one poem for free as we are peachy keen to promote more active female voices become heard in adventure poetry.

Your adventure poem may respond creatively to Shextreme's theme of empowering women in adventure and sharing your personal unique relationship to adventure.

POETRY DEADLINE

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018

* PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS RULES AND TERMS *

Photography entries must feature women in extreme sports and adventure including snowboarding; skiing; skating; cycling; surfing; SUP; kayaking; running and climbing.

Entries must be completed since 6th September 2016.

Please submit one photograph which best encapsulates your photography practice and Shextreme's theme of empowering women in adventure.

PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY FEE

There is a £10.00 ($15.00) administration fee for all podcast entries. This is payable via PayPal or credit/debit card as part of the entry process on FilmFreeway. Blog entries can not be accepted until payment has been received.

PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINES

Deadline for submissions: 1st September, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 28th September, 2018.

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  • Paul Stringer

    Brilliant festival with an important mission. We were lucky enough to attend and it was a packed house in a beautiful venue.

    Will definitely attend again!

    October 2018