WMMIntl 2023 is happening November 8-12, 2023

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 2023 are now open! Gold and Silver members get free submissions (email us if you need your waiver code!) and don't wait too long as submissions will officially close June 11th! 

We're also stoked to announce we've added a short screenplay competition (up to 30 pages), where winners will hear their scripts read live during WMMINTL 2023!  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!

Submit to WMMINTL 2023

Congrats to 2022's winners: 


BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: I'M AT HOME @pntjr
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: STRESS DREAMS @grantkoltoons
BEST MOBILE FILM: SHC: FREAK ACCIDENT @itstomyo
BEST PILOT/SERIES (TIE!): HOW TO HACK BIRTH CONTROL @sassymohen & BOTHERED @officialbotheredtv
BEST ANIMATED FILM: CHARLOTTE @ekrunk
BEST MID-LENGTH FILM: UNCLE. @johncoates.film
BEST DOCUMENTARY: BANANAS GIRL @shaynacon
BEST FEATURE FILM: BLACK DADDY THE MOVIE @blackdaddythemovie
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (TIE!): MATT LYNN -- THE LIZARD LAUGHED @mattlynncinema @thelizardlaughed & BARIS AYGEN -- DISTANT MIRROR @barisaygen
BEST SCREENPLAY: ZACH DORN -- CHARLOTTE @ekrunk
BEST ACTOR: ROGER Q. MASON -- TAFFETA @rogerq.mason @lovell.holder
BEST ACTRESS: KEMI AWODERU -- ASUNDER @itskemi
BEST DIRECTOR: JANET MARRETT -- ASUNDER @_nicolagregory @korsshan
BEST SHORT FILM: CHARLOTTE @ekrunk

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.