The We Make Movies International Festival celebrates the Do-It-Yourself filmmaking aesthetic. We just wrapped our 2020 festival in September (16-20) and submissions are now open for 2021!

Held in Hollywood every year, WMMINTL serves to highlight DIY filmmakers across the spectrum of the industry in every genre. From horror to drama, comedy to documentary, experimental and underground to video art, we salute filmmakers who embrace the true indie spirit by making quality art on their own terms.

Hosted by We Make Movies Inc., a filmmaking company and film collective based on the idea of "Making the film that YOU want to see," this week-long festival provides networking and social events, industry panels, a showcase of shorts, features, and series from around the world, live multi-media performances, and an awards ceremony. By bringing filmmakers of all ilks together, we strive to bolster artists and revitalize the industry that we want to be a part of!

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Mobile Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Documentary Film

- Previously premiered films fine.
- Films that were submitted to last years WMMIntl2020 will not be viewed.
- No Rough Cut Submissions -- film must be completed upon entry. Acceptance to festival will be determined on merits of first film submitted.
- Selected filmmakers must provide requested materials -- poster or other digital images, a high-resolution copy of the film, and a film summary, including key players from the cast and crew, filmmaker bio, and the film runtime for the program -- as requested by the festival organizers.

Overall Rating
  • Christine DiTillio

    Great virtual film festival! An eclectic variety of films were screened. The programming went without a hitch for the full five days. An incredible job by the We Make Movies hosts and programmers. The Q & A's were lively with intelligent and funny questions by the moderators. All this made everyone who participated feel relaxed and able to express themselves comfortably. I was proud to be included in the festival. Overall: Professional, fun, eclectic, artistically daring, friendly, supportive, inspiring and all around awesome!

    October 2020
  • Jill Tenney

    Thank you WMMIFF for giving my series it's first screening! This was such a positive experience and I had a great time in the talk back session. Cheers!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Bless you for the kind words, Jill! We were delighted to have you and your work in the festival.

  • Great festival with clear communication and great care taken with programming. Really would highly recommend and appreciate being part of this year's festival!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Gerardo! We loved having "Desert" in the fest!

  • Martin Krafft

    It was an honor to be included in the festival and given a chance to speak on a panel. The programming was also really good. Highly recommend.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Martin, thanks so much for the review, and thanks so much for sharing your film (and your grandfather) with us!

  • Ayoub Qanir

    Immensely thankful for the wonderful experience at WMM. Eric and Whit were just a delight to speak and communicate with. The festival was an excellent experience and we certainly look forward to submit our next film!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Ayoub, we're delighted you feel this way. You're a great filmmaker and we look forward to collaborating with you!