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.

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 virtual festival to be held on Thursday, April 22nd, so stay tuned to our social media accounts (@archerfilmfest) as more details will be 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 2020 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.

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  • Hong Ejun

    I am very honored for my film, MOTHER, to be included to this fantastic festival ! Even though I wasn't able to attend the festival, thanks to the great communication, I felt like I was with all of you during the festival! I really loved how you posted all the informations on the social media! Thank you again for selecting my film, and I wish you all the best of luck! I will definitely submit my next work again!!

    July 2019
  • Max Shoham

    thank you, Archer, for including my film, wavy head, in your screenings this year!

    June 2019