Making Our Movies Film Festival (MOM Film Fest) is a film festival and community that originally began as an initiative to amplify movies made by moms, and has since further developed into a mission to create opportunities that will get #momsbackonset. 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. MOM Film Fest is also working on a number of amazing initiatives that will benefit moms in a number of areas. Our non-profit tax status is provided by The Center for Active Learning (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).

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 Making Our Movies Film Festival (MOM Film Fest) will take place online in August 2021, submissions open in March 20201. Motherhood is the greatest universal bond and it allows us to understand each other in ways that only we can. Join us!

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Series
  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Mom-themed Project
  • Best Social Justice Project
  • Audience Award

* All MOM Film Fest winners will receive an award and will split 30% of ticket sales.


All entry fees are non-refundable. It’s up to you/your team to make sure your project meets our criteria and the submission guidelines listed. If you have questions, please contact us BEFORE you submit.

Please note we are not able to offer any waivers at this time.

You can enter multiple categories for your project, but each entry will be required to submit an additional entry fee for each category entered.

You must own all the rights to the video.

We are accepting films that were made anytime after 2015.

All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

Only the films selected as finalists will be available online.

The determination of the judges shall be final.

Deadlines are as listed. There are no exceptions.

MOM Film Fest reserves the right to change submission rules and categories at its discretion.