The “She Directed” Filmmaker Contest

The “She Directed” Filmmaker Contest

Women In Film & Chloe Wine Collection Spotlight Female Filmmakers

Submission Details

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Women In Film, in partnership with Chloe Wine Collection, seeks to recognize and reward five female filmmakers who are putting women at the center of the story.

The Challenge: Female writers/directors are encouraged to submit a 2-minute short film or a 2-minute excerpt of a feature film that puts women at the center of the story, for a chance to win professional mentorship and a $10,000 cash prize.

Winemakers and filmmakers are both passionate craftspeople working in industries that are challenged by gender disparity. As a wine brand developed by an award-winning female winemaker, Chloe Wine Collection strives to inspire and effect change in both industries.

HOW THE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED:  The contest is hosted in two rounds. From the first round of accepted entries, the top 10 film submissions with the most votes and the top 10 preliminary jury-selected entries will advance to the finals round. From the finalists, actress Kate Bosworth, along with a jury panel comprising representatives from Women In Film and Chloe Wine Collection, will select the top 5 film submissions. One film will be selected as the Overall Winner and the additional four films will receive Honorable Mentions.

Entries will be evaluated based on the following judging criteria:
* Creativity (45%)
* Technical Merit (30%)
* Adherence to the Assignment (25%)


1st Place Jury Award: $10,000 and 1-2 sessions with a Women In Film mentor

4 Honorable Mentions: 1-2 sessions with a Women In Film mentor

PLEASE NOTE: This film contest is only open to US residents. You must include your city and state in which you currently reside in the submissions portal.

AUDIENCE AWARDS provides filmmakers with the opportunity to gain exposure & accelerate your careers. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and your creative work. Our democratized video platform celebrates the power of storytelling and provides you with the tools to build an audience and get your work seen. Films submitted to film festivals and video contests on our site are juried by industry professionals and the global audience providing digital distribution deals and film festival screenings for the top film submissions. Go Pro and advance your film career.


Jul 07, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT (America/Detroit)


Jul 08, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT (America/Detroit)


Aug 07, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT (America/Detroit)


Sep 02, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT (America/Detroit)


1st – 10th Place Jury Award: Advance to Finals Round


1st – 10th Place Audience Award: Advance to Finals Round


1st Place Jury Award: $10,000 and 1-2 sessions with a Women In Film mentor

4 Honorable Mentions: 1-2 sessions with a Women In Film mentor





Event Expiration Date: July 07, 2019

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