Virtual Events

We're bringing Hollywood's top directors into your living room for Q&As and watch parties.


In the response to the pandemic, Women's Weekend Film Challenge is offering a new series of virtual events with Hollywood's best female filmmakers.

Each week, we'll be offering virtual screenings and Q&As with directors or workshops/feedback sessions with women who made your favorite films and shows . Because this is a difficult time for everyone and we don't want to create financial barriers to this informative and inspiring sessions, we're keeping tickets pay-what-you-can! 

Events tickets are non-refundable and we do not release the full recordings of the events so the only way to see the whole event is to register and watch it live. We do, however, post a video of the highlights for some of our events on Instagram, so make sure to follow us there, @womensweekendfilmchallenge.

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"The Photograph" Screening and Q&A with director

July 11, 2020

Hear about what went into making this stunning film, starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, directly from Stella Meghie. The first 100 people to register will receive a link to view the film for free! Click here for pay-what-you-can tickets!

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How to be the showrunner of a hit Hulu comedy series

June 25, 2020

Everyone who reserves a spot for this workshop can submit an elevator pitch. Several of these pitches will be chosen for live feedback from Alexandra Rushfield during the workshop. 

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Watch party and Q&A with director Mimi Leder

June 20, 2020

We'll be live-tweeting the finale of "The Morning Show" and then chatting with Mimi Leder about the show and her career directing some of the most successful TV in history. 

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Producing for film & TV with "Normal People" producer

June 11, 2020

Emma Norton, the producer behind Hulu's "Normal People" and the oscar-nominated film "Room," shares her advice and feedback.

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Designing your lookbook with co-creator of "Russian Doll"

June 5, 2020

"Russian Doll" co-creator Leslye Headland and graphic designer Inga Brege talk you through how to make an effective lookbook for pitching and communicating your vision. 

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Scoring for film & TV: Workshop and live critique

June 4, 2020

Award-winning composers Meshell Ndegeocello and Wendy Blackstone share their tricks of the trade and offer live critique. 

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Behind the scenes with Hollywood's top stuntwomen

May 29, 2020

Guests Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Michelle Lee and Luci Romberg share what it was like to play such a crucial roles in Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. 

Directing for TV with DeMane Davis + live critique

May 28, 2020

DeMane Davis, director of hit shows like "You," "How to Get Away with Murder," and "Queen Sugar" will share tips for getting into t.v. directing and offering feedback on several director's reels. 

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How to be a showrunner with
Elle Johnson

May 21, 2020

Elle Johnson, Showrunner of Netflix's hit series "Self Made" shares how she got into the business and gives feedback on audience's submitted elevator pitches.

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Watch party and Q&A with Alma Har'el

May 16, 2020

From Free the Bid to working with Shia LaBeouf, Director Alma Har'el discusses her film "Honey Boy" and her inspiring career.

"Destroyer" watch party and Q&A with Karyn Kusama

April 25, 2020

Hear how Karyn Kusama directed Nicole Kidman's brutal performance  in the critically-acclaimed feature "Destroyer."

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"Little Fires Everywhere" finale and Q&A with Lynn Shelton

April 22, 2020

Director Lynn Shelton talks about what it's like to work with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on the hit Hulu original "Little Fires Everywhere."

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"Late Night" watch party and Q&A with director Nisha Ganatra

April 18, 2020

Find out how director Nisha Ganatra convinced  Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson to hire her for "Late Night" and so much more! 


"Selah & the Spades" screening & Q&A with director and stars

April 17, 2020

Susan Johnson shared insider moments behind making this hit film and about her journey as a director.


Screening of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" with director

April 4, 2020

Susan Johnson shared insider moments behind making this hit film and about her journey as a director.

Find out how this writer/director turned her breakup into a Netflix hit starring Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow.
She was on the casting team for "Big Little Lies" and "Sharp Objects"
And now she's giving feedback on YOUR reel!
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