The We Make Movies International Film Festival (wmmintlfilmfest.com) grew out of our passion for sharing the works of independent artists from within our community, and has expanded to showcasing hundreds of projects from international filmmakers with a similar sense of DIY fearlessness and the ability to deliver a vision on a low-budget.

Submissions for WMMINTL 2024 submissions opened on 1/8/24! As a reminder, Gold and Silver members get free submissions each year. Stay tuned for an email with info on how to redeem your free submissions.

We're also stoked to announce we're bringing back our  short screenplay competition (up to 30 pages), where for the second year winners will hear their scripts read live during WMMINTL!  Written feedback will be provided to the top 5 placements and additional prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and audience choice winners. Learn more and submit your project on FilmFreeway here!

Submissions Are Now Open for 2024!

Congrats to 2023's winners: 

Best Documentary Short
Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles

Best Narrative Short
Get Away

Best Experimental/Video Art Short

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Pilot/Series (Web/TV)
A Question of Service

Short Screenplay Winner
Mindy & Martin’s Melee 

Audience Awards:
Feature: STARS

A Festival For Filmmakers By Filmmakers

The We Make Movies International Film Festival celebrates the Do-It-Yourself filmmaking aesthetic. 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 and music videos, we salute filmmakers who embrace the true indie spirit by making quality art on their own terms. 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, series, and video art from around the world, live multi-media performances, and an awards ceremony. By bringing filmmakers of all ilks together, we strive to elevate artists and revitalize the industry that we want to be a part of. 

Our festival attracts not only brazen storytellers with a distinct point of view, but enterprising creatives who think outside of the box when it comes to the process of filmmaking. We applaud filmmakers who understand the importance of, and know how to wear the many hats required on a true indie production. We welcome seasoned professionals and veteran storytellers, emerging voices and new talents, and everything in between, but the filmmakers who challenge the way things have always been done by finding imaginative and unique solutions to common pre-production, production, and post-production problems are our heroes. If you are a filmmaker who takes chances and asserts your authenticity, we are interested in discovering and promoting you because you are the future of film and filmmaking.