About Us

Learn about how and why we operate.

Our Mission


Women's Weekend Film Challenge works for gender equity by creating opportunities for women to bring their leadership, talents, and stories to the forefront of the film industry.


Why Now?


The Women's Weekend Film Challenge is a grassroots response to the chronic underrepresentation of women in Hollywood, the harmful working environment that creates for female filmmakers and the toxic stereotypes that perpetuates in society. We are tackling the lack of representation head on by making films with women behind and in front of the camera.

How It Works


In the weeks leading up to a challenge, filmmakers can apply to participate via our online application form. We reveiw all applications, looking for filmmakers with talent, passion, and a commitment to our mission. We create several crews from our accepted applicant pool, ensuring that every crew has all the members, equipment, locations and resources to make a film in one weekend.

This is not a paid gig. Consider this networking on steriods.


Read more about how the films get made in one weekend >

Continued Support


The Women's Weekend Film Challenge is dedicated to providing teams with the resources to create their films and helping these films get seen by a larger audience.

We host an official screening and networking party for all completed films. This showcase helps filmmakers meet and get hired by even more people! We secure  submission waivers to film festivals for our partipants and coach them on how to submit to festivals so that they can network with a larger audience.


The challenge requires teams to promote their films by creating posters, IMDb pages and a social media presence to raise the profile of all participants. 

Our films have been accepted into over 60 festivals. Make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the updates.

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Watch Pretty Dead on the beach at the next Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival!  

Sept. 3-8, 2019

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
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Mila and Mimi Too, a film from the inagural challenge continues its festival run in LA!

August 29-Sept 1, 2019

Broad Humor Film Festival
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A great turn out for Pretty Dead which screened in the semi-finalist block.

July 9 2019

Official Latino Film and Arts Festival
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Daughters of Solonas, from the third NYC challenge, debuted .in this festival which showcased queer films and filmmakers.

June 24, 2019

Queerly Short Film Festival
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Game Over, the horror film made during the second NYC film challenge, was accepted under the "best fantasy" category in this LA-based festival.

May 15, 2019

Indie Short Fest
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Past participants from all three challenges gathered to promote and support the future of the challenge. 

May 4, 2019

HBO's Women in Comedy Festival
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