Bergen Hart pointing to her Girls Support Girls t-shirt

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 to 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, Leah Meyerhoff, and Jennifer Reeder. 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. Each year the FEMME Project is generously sponsored by the Utah Film Commission.

Holly Tuckett mentors students on set

Local  filmmaker Holly Tuckett mentors students on set


Jennifer Reader with students

Director Jennifer Reeder discusses a shot on FEMME 4

Behind the scenes filming FEMME 1

Behind the scenes of FEMME 1


President Tuminez with Student Taylor Jensen

UVU President Dr. Astrid Tuminez on the set with Student Producer Taylor Jensen

Student adjusting lens on movie camera
Student Allie Pond works as 1st Assistant Camera on FEMME 3

female professional and students adjusting camera on dolly

Rigging a Dana Dolly on the Set of FEMME 5

FEMME 1: Get Well Soon 

Written and Directed by Jennifer Prediger

FEMME 2: Post-Apocalyptic Potluck

Written and Directed by Guinevere Turner

FEMME 3: Dead Without Your Love  

Directed by Leah Meyerhoff

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)

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 ( * Partial tuition scholarship provided by UVU’s Women’s Success Center.

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.