so you made a film about a woman

Let's start by saying that SUBMISSIONS ARE FREE.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

2018 Festival: 13-16 September, 2018
2018 Festival Submission Deadline (must be received by): June 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: August 11, 2018
Final Versions of Accepted Film(s) Received By: July 31, 2018

* 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 (ie. Vimeo, Youtube)*
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 aisha@nomanslandfilmfestival.org.

If your film is accepted for the festival:

Please provide the following in digital format:

1. High resolution promotional images online (4×6 at 300dpi is preferable)
2. Press pack with production credits and biographies
3. Exhibition format Quicktime file, HD trailer, and three (3) 10 sec. HD clips*

*Our preferred export settings for the Festival are Quicktime files Apple Pro Res 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 Aisha at aisha@nomanslandfilmfestival.org.

By email: 

Scan completed form and email to aisha@nomanslandfilmfestival.org.


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 40 minutes. 1-15 minute clips are ideal. We may ask you to edit the length if we love your story but have trouble managing our time!

What kinds of films do we accept?

We are looking for films featuring individuals who identify as women. Production, cinematography, etc, do not need to be run full-force by women. However, the core purpose of this festival is to highlight and represent our feminine energy. We are looking for films that inspire adventure and have an empowered femme feature. Typically adventure film festivals are looking for films strictly in the realm of adventure and action sports - climbing, biking, skiing, boating, yoga - but we have expanded our focus and realize that passion and adventure run deeper than these boundaries. So filmmakers, show us what you've got!

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 fest full of radical ladies in Carbondale, 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. So...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.