Girls' Voices Now.

Our youth development program empowers the next generation of youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for social change through filmmaking.
Girls Voices Now Premiere Screening Event

What to Expect:

Why We Do This.

How We Do This.

Empower the next generation of filmmakers and changemakers through personal and professional development. Build pathways for crucial, underrepresented voices to access the film and entertainment industries. Produce relevant, powerful short, social change films with strong educational value for all ages.

Our Girls’ Voices Now sponsors and supporters make this program possible. We do this in partnership with you!

Watch Youth Films.

See the films produced in previous years of our Girls’ Voices Now  summer program.


Applicants must be:

No prior filmmaking experience required.

The program is entirely free and all participants who complete the program receive a stipend.

My experience with Women’s Voices Now was amazing and life-changing. We built friendships that will last, we built connections that will help us navigate to places, and we built confidence, confidence within ourselves and in our voices.”

– Sissi R., Girls’ Voices Now 2019 
Currently, Sissi is enrolled as a Film Studies major at UC Santa Barbara

Watch Our 2023 Films.

Four women in positions of power discuss the hardships and triumphs of working in today’s world.

A girl meets a guy online and realizes that he has different expectations of her than she has of herself.

Three girls share their journey overcoming the impact of beauty standards on their self-esteem.

Roses Through The Cracks Film Poster 2023- Girls Voices Now -Women's Voices Now

Challenges and struggles within the immigrant experience that can also birth moments of beauty.

Watch Our 2022 Films.

Women from three different generations and families discuss their trauma and stories.

Periods can be hard, and being able to access the right products can be even harder. 

On the disadvantages, girls and non-gender conforming students face in the education system.

How gender roles negatively affect all though being completely unnecessary. 

Watch Our 2021 Films.

Personal stories of unwanted catcalling and grooming from their childhoods.

How do we accept and then reclaim our bodies? How do we grow to be comfortable in them?

An honest look at the damaging effects of social media on youth, especially on girls.

Breaking with conformity that women of color follow, and the impact on mental health.

Three young women of color explore how society’s standards obscure their identities.

Watch Our 2020 Films.

Exploring the fear and hidden struggles that come with being a woman today.

Struggling with beauty standards on a journey towards self-love and empowerment.

For diversity & equality in the STEM field, women face obstacles on their career path.

Fighting society’s unrealistic beauty standards through the celebration of diversity.

Navigating the teenage experience of hyper-sexualization, in media, at school, and at home.

Watch Our 2019 Films.

Media representations of immigrants dehumanize the people they portray. A visual companion to a poem written on the undocumented experience.

Girl athletes face underfunding and inequity throughout their time in school. Let’s inspire people to support their local girls’ sports teams.

The media often portrays unrealistic standards that damage self-esteem and confidence of those who do not meet “ideal” beauty standards. 

Watch Our 2018 Films.

Entering womanhood isn’t always easy. When encountering periods, women and young girls often have to “go with the flow”

Following teenagers in the POC community who are battling mental illness and how it affects them in their everyday life.

Colorism and the stigmas faced by the underground drag performance community of Los Angeles, California. 

Like any other teenage girl, Mehrin tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s a stereotype. 

Our 2018 films were made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media.

Our Sponsors.

We want to give a special thank you to our sponsors who make our summer program and year-round offerings possible.  

Interested in becoming a Girls’ Voices Now sponsor? 

Contact us to learn more about our sponsorship packages, which include logo visibility, social media mentions, and opportunities for community engagement. 

Please email: [email protected] with inquiries. 

We look forward to working with you!

This program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.

July 15: "Screams Before Silence" Screening & Reception.