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Tue, Dec 05



Virtual Networking for Filmmakers: Holiday Hangout

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Virtual Networking for Filmmakers: Holiday Hangout
Virtual Networking for Filmmakers: Holiday Hangout

Time & Location

Dec 05, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


About the event

Want to spend the holiday season meeting and networking with like-minded filmmakers?

Join us for a night of connection on Tuesday, December 5, from 5-6p.m. PT/8-9 p.m.ET!

During this event, we'll break attendees into small groups and provide helpful questions to prompt meaningful discussion. It's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers in various roles from the comfort of your home. Find someone to collaborate with on your next project or an accountability partner to help you reach your goals!

Space is limited and RSVP is required.


Do I need to be a filmmaker?

Yes! We welcome filmmakers of every gender identity at all stages of their careers.

Will this be recorded?

This will not be recorded.

Will I need to be on video?

Yes, everyone will be on screen for the breakout sessions.


Moonshot Initiative (formerly Women’s Weekend Film Challenge) works for gender equity by creating opportunities for women and non-binary filmmakers to bring their leadership, talents and stories to the forefront of the film and television industry.

In its signature film challenge, Moonshot Initiative places professional filmmakers on crews to write, shoot and edit a short film in one weekend and provides top-of-the-line equipment, insurance and workshops. This career-building opportunity is free for participants. Since its first challenge in January 2018, Moonshot Initiative has worked with more than 900 women and non-binary filmmakers to produce 36 short films, which have been accepted to more than 100 festivals. This grassroots, bi-coastal movement combats the gender imbalance of the film industry by providing an intensive networking experience and telling stories of underrepresented groups on screen.

Moonshot Initiative’s pilot accelerator helps emerging writers advance their careers and increase the representation of women and non-binary people in television. This program is geared toward writers with strong, completed pilot scripts who lack the industry connections to sell their series or break into the writers room. To date, Moonshot has hosted two pilot accelerators, in which a total of 16 fellows pitched their projects to companies including HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Warner Bros. and many more.

Moonshot Initiative’s popular virtual workshop series features Hollywood powerhouses in every role of production, such as Kasi Lemmons (writer/director, “Harriet”), Catherine Hardwicke (director, "Twilight"), Alma Har'el (director, “Honey Boy”), DeMane Davis (director, "Queen Sugar"), Leslye Headland (co-creator, "Russian Doll"), Terilyn Shropshire (editor, "The Old Guard"), Alice Wu (director, "The Half of It"), Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, “Jane the Virgin”) and many more. Moonshot Initiative has hosted 70 workshops and sold over 20,000 donation-based tickets.

Moonshot also offers in-depth virtual courses, including Write a Pilot in 30 Days and Revise a Pilot in 30 Days. Our latest course How to Pitch Your Project is underway! Sign up here to be notified when a class is available.


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