Femme Frontera was founded in 2016 by six female filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region of El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. We advocate for the amplification of films made by womxn from border regions across the globe. Since 2017, Femme Frontera has been featured in Variety Magazine, Remezcla, and Texas Monthly magazine, among others.
The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase began as a celebration of films made by women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Since then, we have expanded to include powerful short films from around the world, whose stories challenge perceptions about women, border communities, immigrants, people of color, the LBGTQ community, and other marginalized communities. The Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase has been listed as “one of the top 10 film festivals for female filmmakers in 2018” by Milan Arielle Productions and “an important landscape to share media, content, and stories that have the power to change the world” by GirlTalkHQ in 2019.
In 2019, fundraising contributions allowed us to expand to include a Children’s Showcase, create additional children’s filmmaking workshops, provide a $2500 grant for a local female-identifying, and build a larger womxn’s filmmaking network along the U.S.-Mexico border. We are grateful to all of our supporters for making 2019 - 2020 a grand success! We’re asking you to join us again today and help make 2021 even better!
We hope we can count on your support to:
- increase funding opportunities for filmmakers from the El Paso-Juarez region
- further amplify the voices of the next generation of womxn filmmakers and children from the U.S.-Mexico border region
- enhance and expand our educational programming
- reach wider audiences by adding more Showcase tour dates and sharing more amazing stores from and about the U.S.-Mexico border region with the rest of the country