FEMME Director Lynn Chen on set with actors Grace Lu and Thea Saccoliti

FEMME Director Lynn Chen on set with actors Grace Lu and Thea Saccoliti

 

 

The FEMME Project - Females Empowered by Movie Making Experiences

The FEMME (Females Empowered by Movie Making Experiences) Project at Utah Valley University is an annual film production project for Digital Cinema Production majors of any gender identity interested in better advocating and learning more about women’s opportunities and equity in film production. Professional women from the industry mentor students in pre-production and on-set as writer, director, cinematographer, gaffer, sound mixer, and key grip. Our award-winning directors include Jennifer Prediger, Guinevere Turner, Leah Meyerhoff, Jennifer Reeder, and Lynn Chen. This unique opportunity gives students an experience to learn skills on a film set, network with professionals, and make friends within the program. Each year the FEMME Project is generously sponsored by the Utah Film Commission.

Cinematographer Lucy Zavarcikova mentoring students

Cinematographer Lucy Zavarcikova mentoring students

 

Jennifer Reader with students

Director Jennifer Reeder discusses a shot

 

video village

Script Supervisors work in video village on set for FEMME

crew and talent

Crew and talent celebrate a FEMME wrap

 

Behind the scenes filming FEMME 1

Behind the scenes with Jennifer Prediger

 

President Tuminez with Student Taylor Jensen

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

behind the scenes

Behind the scenes on FEMME

 

female professional and students adjusting camera on dolly

Rigging a Dana Dolly on Set

 

FEMME Executive Producer Jenny Mackenzie works with first assistant director Kelty Heppler

FEMME Executive Producer Jenny Mackenzie works with first assistant director Kelty Heppler

Get Well Soon 

Written and Directed by Jennifer Prediger

Post-Apocalyptic Potluck

Written and Directed by Guinevere Turner

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 (dandersen@uvu.edu). * 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 email Jenny Mackenzie by following the link below.

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