Feminista Film Festival celebrates female role models through documentary film. Our goals are to inspire audiences and connect women and girls to female role models. Our second annual festival will be held at The Soho Hotel in London, UK on 27-28 September 2019.

We are looking for compelling stories about women achieving in their chosen passion or profession. Subjects may include but are not limited to - artists, athletes, beautiful minds, change makers and beyond! Inspiring Q&A discussions are core to our festival and we encourage filmmakers to attend and take part!

We will recognise filmmakers with awards at the conclusion of the festival. Awards will be offered in categories that may include:

Most Inspiring Role Model - Athletes and Adventurists
Most Inspiring Role Model - Artists and Performers
Most Inspiring Role Model - Beautiful Minds
Most Inspiring Role Model - Change Makers
People’s Choice

These rules and terms cover all film submissions: feature documentaries, short documentaries, and #MyFeminista (under 2 minutes) documentaries. Where there are differences in rules and terms that apply to #MyFeminista documentaries, they are specified below.


We are looking for inspirational documentary films about female role models from every passion and profession, and from all corners of the world. Films of all lengths will be considered: we have submission categories for feature length and short documentaries; in addition, we have a new category for films under two minutes called #MyFeminista documentaries which have special terms described below. If films are not in english, please include english language subtitles. If your film was made long ago or has been previously screened, no problem!


Please submit your film via FilmFreeway. If your film is selected, we will ask you to send us a downloadable HD version of your film; #MyFeminista films are required to provide downloadable versions as part of submission. We will discuss with you any additional requirements. If a rough cut is submitted for review and your film is accepted to the festival, you must inform us of any major changes made to the film before an exhibition copy is received.

All submitted films will be reviewed and considered for selection to be screened at Feminista Film Festival. #MyFeminista films may also be screened on Feminista Film Festival social accounts and websites at any time.


Your film will be viewed by London audiences and be eligible to win Feminista awards! We love hosting inspiring Q&As and encourage you to join us at the Festival!


By submitting this documentary, I (the Entrant) understand that I am agreeing to the following:

I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorised to submit, this documentary film to the Feminista Film Festival and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true.

If selected, an acceptable exhibition format will be made available for screening during Feminista Film Festival. Shipment of any exhibition materials must be paid by me. I hold Feminista Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of any submitted materials during shipping to and from the Festival.

All #MyFeminista submissions (under 2 minutes) must include a downloadable version of the film.

All submissions will be retained by the Festival for adjudication, on-demand and archival purposes. All entries will be catalogued and made available for private viewing to filmmakers, buyers, distributors, festival directors, and the media, and Feminista Film Festival archive. The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to copy and version the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival, in and through any and all media formats now known or hereafter devised. The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to use up to one minute from the entry and accompanying photos submitted to the Festival for promotional purposes of the Festival and its activities in or through any and all media formats, including, but not limited to, the Internet.

In addition, all #MyFeminista film submissions may be screened on Feminista Film Festival social accounts and websites at any time. For clarity, the Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to use the #MyFeminista film submission content in its entirety for display on Feminista Film Festival social accounts and Feminista Film Festival websites at any time.

This documentary contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever.

Screening fees will not be paid by the Festival. An admission charge will be made to the public and sponsors may make financial contributions in order to defray the costs of the Festival. Paid advertising may be collected by the Festival on its websites and social accounts.

I certify that I have read, understood and complied with all the festival regulations and terms of submission.

All films submitted may be considered for subsequent screenings. If your film is selected for such screenings, we will contact you to arrange a separate licensing agreement.

Overall Rating
  • Barbara Seiler

    Feminista Film Festival screened my film "I`m a Creative Animal". Very good communication before and during the Festival. My film made it to fhe final competition. Did not win, but I really regret it, that I was not able to be in London. I would have loved to watch the other films. I got the Impression, that this is a very well organized Festival with lots of "Herzblut" for films.

    January 2019
  • Dörthe Eickelberg

    Feminista is a festival with a great approach, it sheds the light on women's stories in a positive way. My film "Chicks on Boards" was included, and I wish I could have joined the festival and meet Larie and all the other creative minds behind the newly founded festival. I hope Feminista will go a long way and that our ways will cross again some day.

    November 2018
  • In just it's first year Feminista put on a really fantastic programme of inspiring and influential films at a wonderful venue. We're really looking forward to being there again next year! Thanks Laurie and Dan.

    October 2018