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Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Applications close March 10!

Applications opened on March 1. It is still free to apply and participate!

The next challenge is scheduled for April 4-7 in NYC.

We hope you'll apply and spread the word. Women needed in every single role of production, so we hope you'll apply no matter where your talents lie. ESPECIALLY seeking more applications for these key roles:
  • DIT
  • Gaffer
  • Composer
  • Sound mixer
  • 1st or 2nd AC
  • Boom Operator
  • Post Production Supervisor
If you're applying, also save the date for a March 30 pre-pro meeting and an April 18 screening. Plus, if you're a DP, 1st AC, 2nd AC, DIT, editor or assistant editor, there will be a special workshop on the evening of March 27.

Here's the link to apply, but keep scrolling if you want to see some awesome improvements to the challenge!
Apply Now

  Get geared up.

All filmmakers receive an equal opportunity to make a beautiful, highly professional film.  RED will be supplying camera packages for each of the crews! Gotham Sound is supplying sound gear for all teams, and working with several rental houses, including the amazing Lightbulb Grip and Electric Company (seriously, they are the best!), for lighting gear. 

Let the vetting begin.

In addition to creating a new guide for screenwriters with helpful tips for the challenge and fun exercises for working with a writing partner, the Women's Weekend Film Challenge introduced a panel of judges -- all challenge alumni -- to help select the writers for the challenge (you can read their impressive bios here). WWFC also asks that everyone applying for a writer position submit a 2-page excerpt of a past screenplay or play to better gauge applicants' abilities.

WWFC in a Museum

To celebrate everyone's hard work in style, Women's Weekend Film Challenge will host a screening of the  completed films at The Museum of Moving Image, a state-of-the-art Redstone Theater with 260 seats, on April 18, 2019. There will be an after party next door at George's with a fancy step-and-repeat.

Funded by the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts. Hallelujah for grants!

Work it!

Lightbulb Grip and Electric Company will also be hosting a special workshop just for accepted DPs, 1st ACs, 2nd ACs, DITs, editors and assistant editors of the challenge on Wednesday, March 27. This is a chance for everyone to get some hands-on experience with the cameras and to learn the fastest way to handle 8k footage. It's also a chance for DPs and ACs to work together before the challenge.

If you get accepted into the challenge, you'll be expected to attend a pre-pro meeting on Saturday, March 30, at Lightbulb (1027 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211)--exact time TBA. This is a great way to meet your team and make sure that everything is set for the big challenge!
Follow WWFC on Instagram @womensweekendfilmchallenge.  If you've participated before, post a pic of yourself on set with a comment about how much you loved the challenge and use #loveforthechallenge and #wwfilmchallenge.

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Will you support the challenge?

Do you have $20 to donate to the challenge?

Donations are tax-deductible as they go through fiscal sponsor, Pitch Her Productions, a female-led production company.
Donate Here

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