The road to success

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

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!

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,
Director

​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.

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

July 18-21 2019

Windy City International Film Fest
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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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Past participants from all three challenges gathered to promote and support the future of the challenge. 

June 3, 2019

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

April 23, 2019

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

April 23, 2019

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

April 17, 2019

Official screening of the third challenge
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