UPDATE: The Archer Film Festival has been postponed until late May or early June. We will be hosting an exciting virtual festival, so stay tuned to our social media accounts as more details will be revealed in the coming weeks!
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 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.
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.