WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES
In 2017-18, women comprised only 27% of
all creators, writers,
producers, executive producers, editors,
and directors in distributed media.
It is extremely important to bring equality to this industry, because film and television make up a large portion of the narrative from which our society teaches and learns.
Women Making a Scene promotes equality and inclusivity in modern media by requiring each participating team to have a woman in a leadership position.
When submitting films to festivals or competitions, filmmakers have come to expect either no response, or a template-based mass email from headquarters if their film doesn't make the cut.
Women Making a Scene will be proactive on this front as well. Each submission will be thoughtfully replied to by our judging team. This feedback will ensure a positive learning experience that can be applied to the filmmakers' continued work.
FILM BUDGET FOR THE WINNER
Women Making a Scene is the first filmmaking competition of its kind to offer a legitimate budget to produce a feature film. The grand prize starts at $30,000 and half the cost of registration will go back into the pot to increase the prize. The more filmmakers that compete, the bigger the budget!
Other film competitions offer trips and small cash prizes to the makers of short films that have been produced under time and genre restraints. We are offering a chance for filmmakers to realize their dreams of producing their feature film with a realistic budget. This will create film jobs for people of all genders, and initiate positive change in a socially impactful industry.