Learn about how and why we operate.
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.
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.
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.