The We Make Movies International Festival celebrates the Do-It-Yourself filmmaking aesthetic. After a completely virtual festival in 2020, we look forward to holding a live festival once more with WMMIntl 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
  • 1000% the most communicative, most friendly to filmmakers, and all around great experience. Great job everyone.

    September 2021
  • Kincaid Walker

    We loved this festival experience! It was our first one back in a live theatre, and the fest administrators handled it so well with proof of vaccine/or negative Covid-19 test required. The Broadwater Theatre is a really nice space in Hollywood, with a cute bar (the Broadwater Plunge) next door, and the other shorts which aired with ours were high-quality. We'd definitely recommend submitting!

    September 2021
  • Reuben Guberek

    We had a lot of fun premiering our feature at We Make Movies. Their programmers and volunteers were friendly and welcoming. We met lots of other great filmmakers.

    September 2021
  • Matthew Pell

    A very enthusiastic and supportive festival team that made the screening of mine and others experimental films a great experience.

    September 2021
  • William Joseph Hill

    I really enjoyed getting to be there in person. It was so needed after last year's festival had to be online only. (Last year's festival was really great too, BTW!) And it was an honor to be included in the festival and getting to see our web series episode screened in front of a live audience.

    The online option is a great addition -- it allows other films from around the world to be screened via YouTube, and opens the festival up to a wider audience than those who purchase tickets for the live event. I recommend a live/online combination going forward as it's a wonderful way to increase awareness of We Make Movies.

    The festival venue at the Broadwater is a great venue -- there's a bar in the same complex where you can grab a drink between screening blocks and meet other filmmakers. This year it had to be managed more for COVID safety, (proof of vaccination, masks indoors, etc.) but the organizers and staff did well with the safety restrictions.

    September 2021