Our mission


We are women and we are allies. We are sunsets and alpenglow, dangerous riptides and endless singletrack. We are coffee-fueled optimists who may dance-all-night into an alpine start and laugh too loudly at jokes that no one else understands. But we are more than that. We are the vastness to the mountains, we are the horizon to the sea. We are global and there is no end to our possibility. We are rugged and determined. We are forged from a fire of passion and grit; we are nurtured by adventure. We will not be denied. We celebrate our voices and our bodies: their strength, their power, their ability to move mountains or, at the very least, to climb them. We aren’t just women and we will stand up for our sisters whether or not society recognizes them as such. We are unique. We are individual. We are human. And we don’t draw lines, because everyone defines their own.




Are you interested in hosting No Man's Land Film Festival on tour? We are thrilled that you are keen to empower and inspire audiences to redefine femininity in adventure through film. At No Man's Land, we are a collaboration and celebration of men and women who are deeply engaged in enhancing the female presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens, and above all, love adventure. No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change. Our mission transcends the films presented; this festival acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry. You are a vital part of this movement. 

For more information, see our Host FAQ or contact Kathy Karlo - our Tour Manager and Event Coordinator.


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Adventure Labs

A youth specific pilot program that brings films and speakers to the classroom for grades K-12. We have expanded this program to be available to students around the globe with a digital program and curriculum available for download from our website.


Pitchfest + The Film Fund

Pitchfest is an opportunity for filmmakers, storytellers and athletes to come together and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The winner(s) will be awarded the monies generated from the Film Fund – a scholarship open to the broader adventure community and dedicated to female adventure filmmakers that are making waves in the industry.

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The Ignorance Project

A project-based monthly series focusing on issues relevant to NMLFF. The curriculum will be facilitated by female leaders in the given area of expertise. The resources and discussions generated each month will be available for public access and we encourage our audience to join us in our quest for knowledge.

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Bridging the Gap

Ladies’ Night is a facilitated discussion on being a woman navigating the outdoor and adventure industry. These discussions are offered at every event. Similarly, Mens' Night is facilitated discussion on how to support and empower women in the outdoor and adventure industry. This discussion is offered only at the Flagship Festival, but facilitations tools are available upon request.

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Ambassador Program

A select group of 20 women, ranging from professional athletes to wildlife biologists. These women live the NMLFF mission, create content for the festival, and are eligible to receive funding from NMLFF to support expeditions of their planning.



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