New Mexico Girls Make Movies is a free state-wide outreach program that provides education and job training to New Mexico girls and young women ages 12 – 25. Through filmmaking programs, grants, workshops, and networking, we empower young women in New Mexico to create their own opportunities in the film and television industries and make their creative dreams a reality.
The New Mexico Girls Make Movies Grant, offered through the New Mexico Film Foundation, offers New Mexico girls and young women the opportunity to submit their original screenplays, shorts stories, comic books, and poems for the chance to win a $1,000 production budget and the support of a professional film crew to turn their story into a short film. Select finalists will be invited to join the crew on the winning short film.
From screenwriting to editing, girls learn the filmmaking process guided by professional female mentors in their area of interest and have fun along the way!