May 22, 2019

May 22: Writer’s Guild Theater Beverly Hills (screening and award)
Our Mission

The Archer Film Festival is a high school student film festival dedicated to empowering female filmmakers. Our goal is not to exclude men, but rather to include women. As a result, the festival is open to all high school student filmmakers.


"Gender equality has been slow in coming but there has definitely been progress. It is now up to women in leadership positions to bring more women along."

- Eight-time Academy Award ® nominated producer Kathleen Kennedy


The Archer School for Girls hosted its seventh annual Archer Film Festival, empowering female filmmakers and featuring award-winning actress Laura Dern as the keynote speaker. Festival organizers received over 680 student-produced film submissions from 65 countries around the world. Celebrities, media, and the public viewed screenings of finalist films at The Writers Guild Theater in Culver City after a pink carpet reception. Event sponsors included The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Bad Robot Productions, CBS Entertainment Diversity, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Mark Gordon Company.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor

Thank you to our platinum sponsors

Mark Gordon & Sally Whitehill

Thank you to our gold sponsors

Thank you to our silver sponsor

Thank you to our other generous partners