The FEMME Project - Females Empowered by Movie Making Experiences

The FEMME (Females Empowered by Movie Making Experiences) Project at Utah Valley University is an opportunity for female Digital Cinema Production majors produce a short film once a year with an all-female crew. The students bring in professional women from the industry to be mentors and to serve as director, cinematographer, gaffer, sound mixer and key grip. Each director has previously directed a feature film. Previous directors have been Jennifer Prediger, Guinevere Turner and Leah Meyerhoff. This is a unique opportunity that gives our female students an added opportunity to learn and the chance to network with professionals and make friends within the program.

Do you want to be the Next FEMME Project Producer?  (Deadline October 20th)

You can read more about the qualifications and requirements to become next year's producer on the FEMME Application Information Sheet. Please find the FEMME Producer Application here. Fill it out and email it to Assistant Professor Duane Andersen (

Holly Tuckett mentors students on set

Local  filmmaker Holly Tuckett mentors students on set

Students filming scene for first FEMME project

Behind the scenes of FEMME 1

Allie Pond working behind the scenes getting the camera focused

Student Allie Pond works as 1st Assistant Camera on FEMME 3

Actor Mark Boone Junior

“My experience making a film at UVU with an entire female crew was rewarding, lovely, and professionally satisfying as well.”

— Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins, Momento, etc)

Be Part of The FEMME Project

To find out more about The FEMME (Females Empowered by Movie Making Experiences) Project at Utah Valley University and enjoy the camaraderie of other like minded women who make films please follow the link below.