4th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase

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September 21st, 2019

El Paso, Texas


The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase is an annual film festival held in El Paso, Texas, which celebrates short films made by women filmmakers from around the world. Created in 2016, the festival is run by a collective of six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Femme Frontera has been featured in Variety Magazine, Texas Monthly magazine, and Remezcla. In 2018, the Showcase was listed as one of the top film festivals for female filmmakers.

The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, a 1.5 hour program, goes on tour each year and has screened at the following locations:

Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles, CA, Relativity School Los Angeles, CA, Southwestern University Georgetown, TX, Indie Grits Film Festival Columbia, SC, UWM Milwaukee, WI, 516 ARTS Albuquerque, NM, Cine Las Americas Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Art Theater Champaign, IL and Cine Festival San Antonio, TX.

Though priority will be given to filmmakers who were born, live, and/or created their short films in El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and their surrounding communities, FFFS welcomes short film submissions made by women from around the world.


Open to shorts under 20 minutes in length.

Projects must be directed by female-identifying filmmakers. Any genre accepted. Priority will be given to stories told by women, immigrants, people of color, the LBGTQ community, and most especially films that take place along border regions around the world.

If you are a student, you qualify for a discount. Please send an email to femmefrontera@gmail.com with a photo of a valid, current student I.D.

Submissions are now open.

Submit via Film Freeway using the button at the bottom of this page.


Early Deadline: June 20th, 2019 - $10 

Regular Deadline: July 10th, 2019 - $15

Late Deadline: July 30th, 2019 - $20

If you are an active student, you qualify for a discount waiver. Simply send a copy of your student ID card to femmefrontera@gmail.com to receive the waiver. 

For questions, please email Femme Frontera at femmefrontera@gmail.com