MOM Film Fest, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a career development and advocacy resource for mothers working in film and television. Our mission is to amplify content made by moms and create job opportunities that will get #momsbackonset and back to work in the film and television industry.
Right now, moms are missing from the filmmaking landscape in a major way and the pandemic has only set us back even further. On top of fighting for parity, experiencing racial inequalities, and a lack of inclusion on all fronts – women in the film and television industry also face additional conscious and unconscious prejudices when it is discovered that they’re moms. This is the reason many women in our industry are still mothering in the shadows and keeping motherhood a secret.
But this is why now more than ever, it is imperative that we support the women who are tackling two enormous tasks at the same time – making movies and raising kids. Through our film festival and programming, MOM Film Fest is working on initiatives that include; monetary awards for winning filmmakers, childcare stipends for moms in need, a shadowing program for moms returning to the industry after taking time away to raise their families, and facilitating opportunities to get moms out in the field working and creating content. As we await our tax exempt status, we are currently fiscally sponsored by The Center for Active Learning.
Submissions for our annual film festival are currently open. We are looking for story-based projects in the form of narrative (fiction) or documentary (non fiction) films and series that feature moms in leadership positions – writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, etc. We accept short-form content (up to 30 minutes long) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Series, Mom-themed content, and Social Justice.
The 2nd annual MOM Film Fest will take place online in August 2021. Join us!
Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film (Narrative or Documentary)
Best Mom-themed Project
Best Social Justice Project
Audience Choice Award
* All MOM Film Fest winners will receive an award and will split 30% of ticket sales.