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The road to success

Our films are winning awards and our participants are getting hired.

Photo credit: Gace Novak
Charlotte Purser, Actor

"I loved every second of this project! It was amazing to see a group of strangers come together as a team so instantly and work so hard to create something meaningful. I look forward to teaming up with these ladies again and again as our careers progress!"

Photo credit: Grace Novak

"The Women's Weekend Film Challenge was an amazing experience! I got to meet collaborators outside of my current network, get first-hand experience of different roles on set, create a new credit for my resume, and showcase how incredible an all-female cast/crew can be. "

Molly McGaughey,

"​Not only would it have cost me thousands of dollars to produce something of this caliber, the network, community and friendships gained from this challenge are completely priceless."


"Despite the natural challenge of creating a film in just a weekend, I've never worked on such a collaborative, supportive set. I'm so proud of what we created and feel so fortunate to have met so many incredibly talented and driven women."

Daniella Tudela, Gaffer

"I was truly impressed by the level of quality and skill I saw. Moreover, I was surprised to feel a strong sense of community amongst more than a hundred strangers."

Watch this vlog by past participant Brittany Joyner

Read this article by past participant Khrystyna Iaroshenko

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All of our films get posters and IMDb credits to help with festival submissions.

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

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Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Sept. 3-8, 2019

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

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Broad Humor Film Festival

August 29-Sept 1, 2019

Mila and Mimi Too, a film from the inagural challenge continues its festival run in LA!

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Windy City International Film Fest

July 18-21 2019

Pretty Dead, the mockumentary made during the second NYC film challenge, is an official selection!

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Official Latino Film and Arts Festival

July 9 2019

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

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Queerly Short Film Festival

June 24, 2019

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

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Inner Circle

June 3, 2019

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

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Indie Short Fest

May 15, 2019

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

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HBO's Women in Comedy Festival

May 4, 2019

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

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NYWIFT member screening

April 23, 2019

Unheard, one of the films from the inaugural film challenge, makes its debut at Anthology Film Archives.

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Best of Fest IndieWorks

April 23, 2019

Greater Good, the sci-fi film made during the inaugural film challenge, makes its final NYC appearance after getting accepted into over 25 festivals.

Official screening of the third challenge

April 17, 2019

The seven short films of the third NYC challenge had a sold-out screening at the Museum of the Moving Image.

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