The We Make Movies International Festival celebrates the Do-It-Yourself filmmaking aesthetic. We wrapped our 2020 festival in September (16-20) and submissions reopened November 1st 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!
What a great festival experience! From the organizers, to the volunteers, to the filmmakers to the attendees, We Make Movies International Film Festival was filled with some of the most interesting, talented and friendly people, I will surely be attending for years to come!
— Sam Fox (WOWZERS)
We Make Movies International Film Festival gave us an amazing experience we will never forget! The contacts we made, the friends we made, all unforgettable and awesome! From the very start, we had open communication with event days, updates, and ticket sales. It never felt like at any point we were out of the loop, or didn't know what to expect. These guys are awesome and foster filmmakers to be themsleves and to strive for the best. What more can I say? They simply made the festival worthwhile and enjoyable!"
— Francesco Reale (SHAPES)
One of my favorite festivals on the circuit. Incredible community, packed houses, great networking opportunities, image quality of films was great. WMMINTL Film Fest communication was the best I've experienced, which really makes you feel good about attending. Their love of film and filmmakers is palpable. They are super encouraging of helping you make your films with a community behind you, and that you should keep making films no matter what your budget. The focus is on storytelling - what moviemaking is all about - and not about being a celebrity. One of my favorite things about the festival is the variety of films. You never get bored. Each film stands alone and yet it all fits in. Great programming! The festival is definitely worth submitting to and attending."
— Catherine Black (GIRL TRIP)
This was an absolutely fantastic festival The quality of the films screened was very high; all the ones I saw were quite enjoyable and I was luckily able to go to a couple blocks and see that there was a diverse selection of films; something for everyone. Everyone involved with the festival was gracious and so easy to get along with, and networking with fellow creators was a blast. Looking forward to next year!"
— Christina Marie Leonard (FINDING CHINA)