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, most especially women of color from border communities. 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 all women, trans, and non-binary filmmakers, most especially female BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), Migrant, Mexican, Mexican-American, Transfronterizx, and/or LGBTQIA filmmakers from around the world.