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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Skinner Myers

    Such a joyous experience! Everyone was so lovely and the programming was top notch! Can't wait until next years festival!

    October 2020
  • Lysandra Petersson

    We loved screening our feature at this fest! The organizers did an amazing pivot to make it happen online this year despite COVID. We were honored to be included alongside amazing filmmakers and had a great time in the talkback for our movie, as well as attending the other informative and thought-provoking panels they offered. Looking forward to next year's fest!

    October 2020
  • TEHANA WEEKS

    The We Make Movies Virtual Film Festival is most likely far and away the best, most engaging online festival of 2020! The entire We Make Movies team is exceptional! This festival is entertaining, interactive, and educational. I cannot say enough good things about it!

    October 2020
  • 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
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    Response from festival:

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