The Filmbuilding initiative grew out of a desire to connect and create with others during the global pandemic of 2020. Held completely online, participants representing three different countries came together to build short films with one another while exploring each other's perspectives. The workshop began with a series of introductory ice-breaker projects, and then the participants broke into their groups and spent the week building their films . The pilot workshop resulted in three distinct short films which premiered to great acclaim at an online public screening on May 23. This initiative proves that films can be created through meaningful collaboration regardless of the distance that separates us.