No Man's Land Film Festival

so you made a film about a woman

Important Dates and Deadlines:

2019 Festival: Postponed to March 2020

2020 Festival: March 5th-8th 2020

2020 Festival Submission Deadline (must be received by): December 2nd, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: January 6th, 2020

Final Versions of Accepted Film(s) Received: January 13th, 2020

* We are always accepting submissions and, if accepted, they may be incorporated into our tour program.


Please include the following items with your entry form for the festival: 

1. Link to an online accessible digital screener

2. A completed Submission Form with film synopsis

*No Man's Land prefers digital files. If a digital file is unavailable, please contact us at

If your film is accepted for the festival:

Please provide the following in digital format:

1. 5-10 high-quality stills from the film (4×6 at 300dpi is preferable)

2. Press pack with production credits and biographies

3. Exhibition format Quicktime file

4. HD trailer or three (3) 10 sec. HD clips*

*Our preferred export settings for the Festival are Quicktime files Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz, 24-bit, discrete channel. Label photographs with the film title and photo credit. Clips and trailers will be used for promotional purposes.

Additional information:

For rough cut consideration, contact us at

By email: 

Scan completed form and email to


Frequently Asked Questions

What film length do we recommend?

We feature films from 60 seconds to 90 minutes. The majority of our films are under 20 minutes. 1-15 minute clips are ideal. We may ask you to edit the length if we love your story but have trouble managing the time.

What kinds of films do we accept?

We are looking for films that feature athletes who undefine feminine. Production, cinematography, etc, do not need to be fully run by women-identified individuals. However, the core purpose of this festival is to highlight, represent and ultimately undefine our concept of femininity. We are looking for films that inspire adventure and have an empowered lead.

What do I get if my film is accepted?

Life long satisfaction, an all-access pass to the festival and events, your film projected on a $100,000 projector to audiences around the country wildly applauding your story, the opportunity to bond with our awesome corporate partners and sponsors, our unconditional love and support, and official acceptance into the No Man's Land Family. You could also when an award! And did we mention free beer!?

A film festival full of radical adventure athletes and creatives in Denver, CO. why should I come?

Because this is your wildest dream come true! You also have the chance to connect with an audience that includes some of the most inspired individuals on the planet: filmmakers, athletes, artists, outdoor industry professionals, outdoor industry film and marketing executives, and your new climber/running/surfing partner. Also, because you deserve a vacation, and why not take it in one of the most amazing places on the planet? Most importantly, come to meet other passionate and action-oriented individuals like yourself and watch some really sweet films. No reason to not be there!

Do you present awards?

Yes! We present six awards at the Festival: Best of Festival, People's Choice, Femme-Wow (favorite male-free production), Most Inspiring Story, Best Cinematography and Wildest Adventure. Awards will be presented after the final screening the night of the Festival and announced on the website.


Pitchfest is an opportunity for woman-identified filmmakers, storytellers and athletes to come together and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Two (2) winners will be awarded the monies from our Film Fund, totaling $2,500 each. The winners' films will be premiered at the No Man's Land Film Festival Flagship Event in Carbondale, CO the following year.  


We are not currently accepting applications, please check back for further updates and information. Selected candidates will be invited to attend Pitchfest on at our annual Flagship Festival. Pitches will be limited to 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for further questions. If selected and unable to physically attend Pitchfest, you will need to prepare a quicktime file presentation.


We are interested in projects that:

  • incorporate film, photos, words, art or a combination that redefines the narrative of femininity in adventure and sport.

  • take audiences to places they’ve never been and tell them stories they’ve never heard.

  • challenge the current trend of woman-centric adventure films.

What we expect from our investments:

  • regular updates on progress with photos, clips, etc. in addition to a final presentation.

  • a willingness to work with No Man's Land to share the story with a larger audience.

  • a finalized product submitted by Festival deadlines.

  • a thank you credit (on films, promotional materials, etc.).


Letters of Interest (LOIs) must be no longer than 500 words; longer letters will be disqualified. LOIs must be submitted through our online application (see below). Before clicking through to submit your LOI, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • project title (or working title).

  • applicant's name (must be an individual, not an organization).

  • text of LOI (500 words or less).

The text of your LOI should include or address:

  • a short description of the project.

  • brief information about your experience and that of any important partners.

  • how or why the No Man's Land Film Festival's Female Filmmaker Grant is important for your work.

film submission Questions

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