Grit. Audacity. Determination. Boundless Passion. These are the characteristics that No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) champions in its collection of films. They aren’t too different from what you’d see portrayed in traditional adventure film festivals like Telluride Mountainfilm or 5Point Film Festival. The big difference with NMLFF is that these characteristics are all embodied, fully realized, and upheld by women.
KDNK Community Radio
Lady Parts by Coalition Snow
Outdoor Women’s Alliance
The American Alpine Institute
An all women's adventure film festival will take place in Carbondale between September 14 and 17. To read more, click here. Festival Trailer 2017 viewable on site.
For The Love of Climbing
NMLFF is a collaboration and celebration of men and women who are deeply engaged in enhancing female presence in the adventure arena. Our goal 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.
Shift Jackson Hole Emerging Leaders 2017
Aisha is the Founder and Executive Director of the No Man’s Land Film Festival, an all-female adventure film festival that works with like-minded organizations to encourage women and girls to get into the outdoors in an inspired and informed manner.
CEDAR WRIGHT'S ADVICE TO WOMEN IF YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A CLIMBER: DON’T WEAR BOOTY SHORTS
Kathy Karlo's short film, for the love of climbing, won an award at No Man's Land Film Festival in 2016. No Man's Land Film Festival was founded by our good friend, Aisha Weinhold, to highlight impressive women in the outdoor community. Be sure to get your tickets so you don't miss this year's festival coming atcha in September in Carbondale, Colorado! If you can't make it, don't worry, this is a traveling show and will be making stops all over the nation. Follow the links above to find out when they are coming to a town near you.
Utah Adventure Journal
I recently attended the No Man’s Land Film Festival, put on by Wylder Goods, where a panel of local activists shared the issues they’re fighting, what impact we can have at the local level, and ways to get involved. Although every piece of advice was inspiring and hopeful, the best was this: find a cause you believe in and can stand by, and put your energy and passion into it.
The Boston Globe
Empowering women through adventure sports is the mission of the Outdoor Women’s Alliance, which partners with the No Man’s Land Film Festival, a Colorado-based touring event.
The Boston Hassel
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.
The Quirky Climber
The Daily Evergreen
The month of February celebrates Women in Recreation with help from those at University Recreation. This year, after a month of events such as a women’s volleyball tournament, a women’s deadweight competition and a Pink Gloves Boxing showcase, the month of Women in Recreation comes to a close tomorrow evening with the No Man’s Land Adventure Film Festival.
Coalition Snow is proud to support the No Man's Land Film Festival for its first showing in North Lake Tahoe. No Man's Land Film Festival is an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. No Man's Land Film Festival is a collaboration and celebration of men and women who are deeply engaged in enhancing female presence in the adventure arena.
REI CO-OP Journal
The festival’s founder, Aisha Weinhold, notes, “I was bored and uninspired by adventure films that only featured boys. I also wanted to see and connect with women who enjoyed and navigated the world in a similar style as myself.”And from that idea the No Man’s Land Film Festival was born. With a name that invokes on the one hand adventure into the unknown and on the other a female-only mission, Aisha and her crew are committed to pushing their brand to the national stage.
Aisha Weinhold, founder of No Man's Land Film Festival, lives with her husband, Steve, in Aspen, Colorado, in a small duplex-like apartment, but it feels more like a tree house. You enter through the garage filled with any tool you could possibly need, then walk up the stairs to their main living space. They have bunk beds. A large window fills their space with natural light which breaks through the gold aspens that surround their home.
The Post Independent
"Seeing no women represented at this elite level made me realize either I wanted to be that person or create a platform where that existed," she said. "So many people are bitching about how women are underrepresented in media, but nobody's actually doing anything about it." Weinhold spent two years gathering content before she arranged a sold-out inaugural event.
24-year-old Aisha Weinhold is living many adventurers’ dreams. She runs a women’s film festival and co-owns an outdoor store. But that’s not why we like her. We’re big fans of her drive, passion for doing what she loves and, of course, her Ke$ha tattoo.
The Mountain Outpost Podcast
Born and raised in Colorado Aisha, is the founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival. She is an avid skier, climber, sailor, runner and overall outdoor enthusiast. Aisha created the film festival as a means to justify an end. She wanted to see and connect with women who enjoyed and navigated a world similar to hers, and so began the planning.
I started No Man’s Land Film Festival: an all-female adventure film festival in March of 2014. I had spent the previous two years collecting content. When I first announced in 2012 that I would start a festival that catered solely to females in the adventure and outdoor industry, not only was I met with resistance, but with contempt. No one could understand why women in sports needed a voice. The general consensus was that women are not as talented as men and that this film festival would result in a celebration of mediocrity and untamed emotion.
This growth was salient during the No Man’s Land Film Festival which finished off the evening. While some (Georgie Abel, notably) have critiqued film festivals such as Reel Rock for minimizing the coverage of significant women achievements, this festival highlighted women skiing off vertical cliffs, 6-year-old skater chicks, Afghani women given the opportunity to bike, and of course, lady crushers sending insane routes. I was literally surrounded by inspiring women—to my back, left, right, and on the screen in front of me.
The No Man’s Land film festival concluded the evening with a celebration of badass women in adventure sports. A ton of awesome prizes were raffled off and over $1,100 was raised for Access Fund projects in the Bishop area.