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Introducing the Women's History Month Film Contest

Mackenzie Scott

Mar 11, 2022

*TL;DR: Enter by March 31, 2022 for the chance to get featured, win a Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera, an annual membership to Women in Film, and one year of the Soundstripe Creator plan*


Ever since Alice Guy-Blaché made her directorial debut in the early 1900s, women have been paving the way for each other to thrive in the film industry. Now in the 21st century, female creators continue to bring their talents into and exert great influence over all areas of video production.

While it’s important to honor industry trailblazers, it’s also critical to recognize the filmmakers and artists who are actively shaping the future of film and music. So to celebrate today’s female creators, we’re launching an exciting new contest.

To find out what this contest is and how you can enter to win, stay tuned. We’ll cover: 

  • the contest details and qualifications
  • the contest’s judge, award-winning filmmaker Alanna Brown
  • a new female artist at Soundstripe
  • two playlists you can use for your submission  

After reading this post, you’ll walk away with all the information you need to make a great contest submission and collect some big wins. So without further ado, let’s get started.

The Women's History Month film contest

As of Friday March 11th, our Women’s History Month contest will be live on Instagram and open to all female-identifying U.S. creators. To enter, you’ll need to create and share a piece of original content using a song from our Powerful Women playlist

Then just post the content on Instagram, tag @soundstripemusic and use the hashtag #MakeItSoundstripe — before 12am CST on March 31, 2022. 

Once the contest closes, writer and director Alanna Brown will judge all of the submissions and select the first, second, and third place winners. These winners will be announced on April 8th and receive the following prizes:

First Place

  • Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera
  • One free year of the Soundstripe Creator plan
  • A Storyteller membership to Women in Film

Second Place

  • One free year of the Soundstripe Creator plan
  • A Creative membership to Women in Film

Third Place

  • One free year of the Soundstripe Creator plan
  • An Ally membership to Women in Film

Bearing all this in mind, here are the specific steps you’ll take to enter into the contest.

How to enter the contest

  1. Sign up for Soundstripe using this link and the discount code HOPE to get your first month of the Creator Monthly plan for only $1. (Note: There’s a 200 person sign up cap with this code, so act fast.)

  2. Create a video or edit an existing one using a song from our Powerful Women playlist.

  3. Tag “@soundstripemusic” in your post on Instagram and use the hashtag #MakeItSoundstripe.

Remember that the contest closes on March 31, 2022, so you only have a limited time to create and submit your video entry on Instagram. 

If you have any questions about the contest details or qualifications, don’t hesitate to email us at help@soundstripe.com. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to the contest judge Alanna Brown. 

Meet Alanna Brown, filmmaker and our contest judge

Alanna Brown


Writer/Director Alanna Brown’s directorial and screenwriting debut, Trees of Peace, won top jury prizes at the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Panavision Spirit Award and ADL Stand Up Award), the Phoenix Film Festival (Best Director, Best Picture), and the American Black Film Festival (Best Director, Best Narrative Feature, John Singleton Award for Best First Feature). 

Alanna recently adapted Sharon Guskin’s novel, The Forgetting Time for New Line, and rewrote the Vietnamese horror remake, Grave Hill for CJ Entertainment. In television, she wrote an episode for the STARZ spinoff of the critically acclaimed film, Blindspotting created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, and also wrote alongside Helen Hunt for a Comedy in development at FX. 

Alanna was named to the Black List, the Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List with her second feature script, The 29th Accident. She's currently setting up her second and third features as writer/director and has two TV projects in development.

To help you source all of the music and stock video you will need for your submission, we’re dedicating the remainder of this blog to our Powerful Women music and video playlists.

Introducing the Powerful Women playlist

powerful women playlist Use this playlist to find the right song for your film entry.

From artists like Jessie Villa to Ramona Woolf and PRIZM, this playlist has been curated to celebrate all of the female artists in the Soundstripe catalog. 

When you sign up for Soundstripe using this link and the coupon code HOPE, your first month of music licensing will only cost $1 — which means you can download all of the songs you need for the contest without paying anything. 

(Just remember that there is a 200 person cap for this discount code, so you’ll have to act fast to get your first month for only $1.) 

And the Powerful Women video playlist

Powerful women video playlist

Use this playlist to find stock footage for your film entry.

Our Powerful Women video playlist showcases women taking active roles in business, STEM, athletics, and more. So if you need to license stock video clips for your submission, this playlist is a great place to source female-centric footage that empowers women. 

Even though this contest is the first of its kind at Soundstripe, it’s certainly not the last. We hope that you’ll participate, show off your talent as a creator, and seize this chance to win a ton of great prizes. 

We can't wait to see what you create!