Quarantine Film Challenge

Deadline June 12th, 2020 at Midnight PDT

Grab your phone, get inspired to write, edit, and shoot a film under 3 minutes in length. The film must be shot within the safety of your own home for a chance to win $500. Filmmakers in the US, Canada, UK, and EU, and Australia are welcome to participate.


  • Films must be under 3 minutes 

  • Films must be shot entirely on a mobile phone

  • Films must have a woman protagonist

  • Accepting films shoot between March 13th - June 12, 2020

  • Films must pass at least 2 of the follow:

    1. Bechdel Test

    2. Mako Mori Test

    3. DuVernay Test

    4. Ellen Willis Test

    5. Vito Russo Test

    6. Topside Test

    7. Racial Bechdel Test

    8. Tauriel Test

    9. Crystal Gems Test

    10. Sexy Lamp Test

    11. The Deggans Rule

    12. The Morales Rule

  • Filmmakers must follow all guidelines of quarantine, social distancing, and personal hygiene and safety as required by your governing body (local, regional, or national). Films that clearly do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified.

  • Films must have proper release forms and licensing required by law. 

  • Films must be uploaded to Vimeo and filmmakers must provide a link to the film in the submission form below. 

  • Films must be directed or co-directed by a woman or non-binary individuals. 

  • Late submissions will not be accepted. 


  • Kickoff: Thursday, May 14th, 2020

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, June 12th, 2020 at midnight PDT

  • Winners Notified: Friday, June 26th, 2020


Cost: Free 



The Festival is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older in the US, Canada, UK, and EU, and Australia. Films must be directed or co-directed by a woman or non-binary individuals. We accept films in any genre. We welcome narratives, documentaries, animations and student films. You can enter only one film. 


Awards & Prizes:

All films are judged by a panel of talented award winning filmmakers.


  • One “best film" winner will receive $500 and trophy

  • 10 finalists (including “best film") will be screened in a special online Festival with a live Q&A with the filmmakers. Dates TBD 

  • Every finalist will receive an official COVEN Laurel.

Submission Form  

By filling out this form you (hereafter referred to as the Filmmaker), hereby warrant that you own and/or have obtained legal clearance(s) and/or license(s) to any and all contents of your Festival entry, including, but not limited to script; locations; stills and moving pictures; writings; talent; music; and all other images and sounds. The Filmmaker further affirms their authority or authorization to submit and grant full screening rights to the COVEN Film Festival.

The Filmmaker understands that their film, if chosen will screen as an “Official Selection” at as part of a special online COVEN Quarantine Film Festival and will be scheduled at the Festival’s discretion. Films may be used in whole or in part for promotional purposes for current and future COVEN Film Festivals. The Filmmaker also consents to screen at the COVEN Film Festival, materials associated with you and your film agree to be included in COVEN Film Festival’s promotional material (newsletters, flyers, media, etc.) at the Festival's discretion.

Additionally, the Filmmaker will hold COVEN Film Festival harmless for any and all suits or liabilities arising from any alleged or actual violations of copyright and/or other rights, or loss of films submitted. The Filmmaker understands that signing this form grants permission to exhibit the Filmmaker’s “Official Selection”  (if chosen) film as part of a special online COVEN Quarantine Film Festival. 

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