Join a movement that is changing the landscape of film.

The Women's Weekend Film Challenge is for professional filmmakers who are looking to expand their network while creating a polished short film in one weekend. It is free to apply and participate. Everyone works together to make the best film possible in a collaborative and intense environment.

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If you are accepted, you will be placed on a crew of strangers so that you instantly expand your professional network with over 25 to 30 other motivated filmmakers.
 While the films are made during one weekend, there are additional workshops, training sessions and events before and afte the weekend. If accepted, you are expected to attend all trainings, workshops and events. Here is an example of the schedule:

Before the challenge

Apply for free.

Applications are reviewed by WWFC.

Roles are assigned and released.

Orientations for teaml leaders, writers and directors.

Pre-production meeting with the entire crew.

Equipment workshop with provided gear.

Dates will be released closer to the event. Sign up on our email list to be the first to receive updates.

During the challenge

WWFC draws a genre out of a hat for each crew on Thursday at 6 p.m. Crews are also given a prop they must incorporate.

Screenwriters write the screenplay on Thursday evening.


Filming happens on Friday and Saturday.

Post-production on Sunday.

Completed film must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Next up: Feb. 20 - 23, 2020, in LA

NYC 2020 dates TBA.

After the challenge

Official screening and afterparty for completed films.

All films are added to IMDb.

Workshop for submitting films to festivals.

Access to database of participants.

Dates will be released closer to the event. Sign up on our email list to be the first to receive updates.

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Get answers to all of your questions.

Roles and Expectations

This challenge is for professional filmmakers.  Please review the reqirements before applying.

Success Stories

Our films have won awards and gotten into over 60 festivals and counting! 

Tools and Guides

Check out these helpful resources for creating an IMDb page, getting food dontations and so much more.

Official Rules

You'll need to sign the official rules to participate. Here is a copy for your records.

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