The Archer Film Festival is a high school student film festival dedicated to empowering young female filmmakers. Our goal is not to exclude men, but rather to include women. As a result, the festival is open to all high school student filmmakers.
The festival gala screening event is on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 with a pink carpet and reception at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Following the reception is a keynote speaker (TBA) and a screening of the selected films. Some of our past keynote speakers have been 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.
Top awards will be given to female filmmakers who have demonstrated exceptional skill in directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and editing. These awards, along with one scholarship to Relativity Film School’s Summer Workshop, will be presented following the film screenings.
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, and/or films in which key creative positions are filled by female filmmakers, are encouraged.
Submitted films MUST BE COMPLETED BY CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS and must have been completed during 2019 or later. Submissions must have a maximum running time of 10 minutes.