The Archer Film Festival is dedicated to empowering female filmmakers and others who are often overlooked in the industry. Our goal is to advance the artform by showcasing work from high school students whose perspectives are rarely seen or heard. As a result, submissions from underrepresented voices are encouraged.
Some of our past keynote speakers include actor-director Greta Gerwig and gender equity advocate Geena Davis in 2020, Vice President of Film Production at Marvel Victoria Alonso in 2019, actress Laura Dern in 2018, producer Kathleen Kennedy in 2017, and producer and director JJ Abrams in 2016.
The Archer Film Festival will be an exciting live event to be held on Wednesday, April 20 at a Los Angeles theater. Stay tuned to our social media accounts (@archerfilmfest) as more details are revealed in the coming weeks!
Top awards will be given to filmmakers who have demonstrated exceptional skill in directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and editing.
Submitted films MUST BE COMPLETED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS and must have been completed during 2021 or later. Submissions must have a maximum running time of 10 minutes.
The Archer Film Festival accepts all types of submissions including narratives, animations, public service announcements, experimental films, foreign-language films, and documentaries. Films exploring themes of identity and underrepresented groups are encouraged.