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
1st or 2nd AC
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!
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'
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
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!
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.
A post shared by Goddess Image (@goddessimage) on Apr 11, 2019 at 5:45am PDT Her name is Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old engineering and architecture student. Hind Makki informs us that she's
wearing a white tobe (outer garment) and gold moon earrings. The white
tobe is worn by working women in offices and can be linked w/cotton (a
major export of Sudan), so it represents women working as professionals
in cities or in the agricultural sector in rural areas. Her earrings are
the gold moons of traditional bridal jewelry (Sudanese, like many
Arabic speakers, often use moon-based metaphors to describe feminine
beauty). Her entire outfit is also a callback to the clothing worn by
women in the 60s, 70s, & 80s who dressed like this when they marched
the streets demonstrating against previous military dictators…