2021 Women's Film Challenge

Films Celebrating Diverse Female Voices

March 10, 2021

The official website of International Women’s Day states: “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.”

Each year at AudPop we honor this powerful mission statement by hosting the Women’s Film Challenge. This challenge invites Female Filmmakers to submit their short fiction or nonfiction films, 20 minutes or under. The winning film wins $500, Premium Filmmaker Status and a non-exclusive distribution deal. The top films win Premium Filmmaker Status and a non-exclusive distribution deal. We are pleased to announce the winning 2021 Women’s Film Challenge films that showcase diverse stories both made by women and about women.

In First Place, Heartland by Jahmil Eady
Heartland by Jahmil Eady

Heartland by Jahmil Eady, Women’s Film Challenge

A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using VR technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.

In Second Place, 12.5 by Kate Villevoye
12.15 Kate Villevoye

12.15 by Kate Villevoye, Women’s Film Challenge

During the first month of lockdown here in London I called Lynn, an 86-year-old comedian and a new friend, to see how she was coping isolating by herself. We started exchanging thoughts on a daily basis, which gradually formed the foundation of an intimate bond between two women of entirely different generations.

In Third Place, The Lost Sound by Steffie Yee
The Lost Sound Steffie Yee

The Lost Sound by Steffie Yee, Women’s Film Challenge

A woman looks at the inheritance of language in her family and laments what is lost when a language is lost. “The Lost Sound’ was created using strata-cut plasticine, colored pencil, paper and ink. Peek behind the scenes: steffieyee.com/the-lost-sound instagram.com/steffieyee. Credits: We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work, and pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

Watch the full line-up of the 2021 Women’s Film Challenge films, here!

Here at AudPop we’re filmmakers, designers, marketers, strategists, and writers. But above all else, we’re dreamers—dreamers who believe that stories can change the world. That’s why our mission at AudPop is to connect partners with filmmakers, filmmakers with partners, and audiences with authentic stories to facilitate collaboration and change. So, how do we do that exactly? It’s simple: if you’re a partner or agency looking to create original premium video content that tells a powerful story, we can connect you with over 75,000 diverse and talented filmmakers. If you’re a filmmaker looking to share your stories with the world, we can connect you with partners and audiences hungry for quality authentic content. If you simply want to watch quality video content with real genuine stories, we can connect you with over 12,000 videos from filmmakers in 190 different countries—all with unique stories to tell. Dreams start here—and together, we can make them come true. https://audpop.com/

 

Kate Truesdell

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