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Resources

We endeavor to support our community by sharing resources that provide everything from production support to educational opportunities. If you have an idea for another helpful resource, please send it to us at WIFkentucky@gmail.com.

Local Resources

502 Film

502 Film is dedicated to nurturing a sustainable and innovative film industry through infrastructure support and media education. We aim to create an urban filmmaking destination in Louisville and the surrounding region where art intersects with business through three core principles: advancing media and workforce education, fostering a collaborative community of crew and talent and providing production resources and support.

Below the Line Louisville

Local Louisville filmmakers share their short films and celebrate the film community. To submit a short, email belowthelineshorts@gmail.com.


Kentucky Film Office and Entertainment Incentive Program

The purpose of the KEI Program is to encourage: the film and entertainment industry to choose locations in the Commonwealth for the filming and production of motion picture or entertainment productions; the development of a film and entertainment industry in Kentucky; increased employment opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth within the film and entertainment industry; and the development of a production and postproduction infrastructure in the Commonwealth for film production and touring Broadway show production facilities containing state-of-the-art technologies.

Louisville Film Commission

Along with lucrative production incentives offered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Louisville is home to a variety of production resources including experienced crew, gear rentals, soundstages, plus easy – and inexpensive – permitting. As the largest city in Kentucky, our airport offers daily nonstop service to and from more than 35 cities, including New York and Los Angeles, and our award-winning food and accommodations are all positioned within a 30-mile radius of a variety of diverse locations.

Louisville Film Society

LFS is a nonprofit that was established in 2007 to enrich our community by exhibiting independent, classic, experimental, and international cinema in the Greater Louisville area. These films and filmmakers bring us new, innovative, and sometimes challenging perspectives through creative and educational film programming.

Throughout the year, LFS programs various events including screenings, workshops, parties and industry get togethers to strengthen the creative community and the bond with its audience. 

Facebook Groups:

Women Working in Reality
Kentucky Crew-Non Hobbyist Edition
Louisville Filmmaking

Lexington Film Crew

Lexington Film

General Resources

African American Women in Cinema

Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry.

 

Alice Initiative

Named after the first woman director, Alice Guy-Blaché, The Alice Initiative's mission is to bring attention to female filmmakers.  We regularly publish curated shortlists of women directors, the first of which was in 2016.  Additionally, we maintain a curated master list of women working as directors in TV and Film that we would consider for our projects.  This list is constantly evolving.  The Alice initiative tries to shine a spotlight on new (or new to us!) talent, as well as on filmmakers we believe should be working more!

Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors was founded in 1997 by alumnae of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women as a community of peers to share information and support one another’s career advancement. In the decades since our inception, our values haven’t changed. Today we are an inclusive collective of over 250 professional women-identifying and gender nonbinary directors working together to affect positive, lasting change in the entertainment industry. A relentless advocate for gender parity, AWD believes it is vital that stories are told from all perspectives. Representation matters. AWD is committed to substantially increasing the number of working women directors in film, television, commercials and new media by: Providing education and professional support for members in the form of hands-on craft enrichment, mentorship, and education Developing and leveraging relationships with industry partners Partnering with like-minded organizations to increase our reach and impact Alliance of Women Directors’ members range from recent graduates to award-winning veterans. Each has achieved professional status by having directed at least one long or short-form narrative film, television program, documentary, commercial or new media program that has been recognized by the creative community. ​​We hope you’ll join us as a member, ally, volunteer or donor.

 

Alliance for Women Film Composers

Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring.

 

Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ)

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists  is a  nonprofit international association of  90 leading  female film journalists who are based in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Austria, Italy, Germany and Serbia., working in print, broadcast and online media.  AWFJ was founded in 2006 to amplify the voices of women critics, provide a platform for women’s perspectives on film and support women working in all aspects of cinema in front of and behind the cameras. At www.AWFj.org, we publish and aggregate women’s film reviews, feature AWFJ’s  Movie of the Week, spotlight women’s achievements in cinema and report industry developments pertaining to women. We present EDA Awards for outstanding achievement at year’s end and for best female-directed films at select film festivals. We partner with other organizations in educational programs and community outreach. We admin The Female Gaze Forum on Facebook, and welcome new members. Contact us at awfjinc@gmail.com.

 

Array Now

An independent film distribution and resource collective comprised of arts advocacy organizations, maverick volunteers and rebel member donors worldwide. Our work is dedicated to the amplication of independent films by people of color and women globally.

BIPOC Doc Editors

If you’re looking to hire a BIPOC doc editor, this is a great resource. The current lack of inclusion and access in documentary production is a systemic problem. The documentary community is currently mostly White, and this has led to an overwhelming system of White creatives mentoring and promoting other White creatives already in their circles. Like all areas of production, this is very true in documentary edit rooms. Without a fundamental and intentional effort to provide tangible long-term support to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) talent, these systemic issues will remain. It will take all of us to make lasting change.

 

Black Chick Media

Black Chick Media, a Columbus, OH based international consulting firm specializing in the arts, was formed to create and promote opportunities such as film festivals, workshops, networking sessions, writing groups, seminars and other events centered on the arts of the Diaspora. Currently, we work with local, national, and international professional artists and organizations promoting recognition and empowerment of the Black creative community.

 

Brown Girls Doc Mafia

Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) is a collective of women (and non-binary) filmmakers and industry representatives of color. The collective builds community online and in person to further members’ creative enrichment, exchange resources and ideas, and bolster professional growth and opportunity.

 

Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University is home to the longest running and most comprehensive studies of women working in television and film. Dedicated to producing extensive and timely research, reports generated by the Center provide the foundation for a realistic and meaningful discussion of women’s on-screen representation and behind-the-scenes employment. The Center produces annual studies including The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind the Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films (since 1998); It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) Women: Portrayals of Female Characters in the 100 Top Films (since 2002); Thumbs Down: Film Critics and Gender, and Why It Matters (since 2007); Boxed In: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television (since 1997); Indie Women: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women in Independent Film (since 2008).

 

Cinefemme

Cinefemme is a 501-c3 c non-profit charitable organization that provides fiscal sponsorship, real project support, mentorship, community, and other programs empowering female-identified and non-binary filmmakers, artists, and key creatives.

Cinematographers XX

It is the mission of CXX to be used as a resource to find and hire cinematographers who identify as women. We are inclusive and supportive, while maintaining a high standard of experience and works. Please peruse and find the right DP for your project. Cinematographers on the Home page have 5+ years of professional industry experience as a DP. Emerging cinematographers on our NuWave page have 0-2+ years of professional industry experience.

 

CR8:BLK

CR8:BLK vision is to create opportunities and provide spaces for Black/African women artists throughout the Diaspora to share their artwork and to build networks to help them prosper creatively. 

Diverse Women in Media Forum

NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Initiative (DWIMI) seeks to empower, inspire and advance women of diverse backgrounds to influential positions in media to improve diverse representation on and behind the camera. Centered around an annual Forum where Attendees will learn from dynamic industry women leaders, hear thought-provoking sessions and workshops to come away with new tools, ideas and connections to influence the future of women in media.

 

EWA Network

The European Women’s Audiovisual Network was born in 2013 as an initiative of a group of women working in the European film industry. EWA supports women working in the European film industry. Through networking opportunities, career boosting programs, research and advocacy, and further member benefits, we encourage the professional development of women in the audiovisual sector. EWA Network has grown as a strong and supportive community for women audiovisual professionals across Europe, organising activities for members which boost their careers and put them into a new spotlight, being present at important industry events and advocating for more gender equality

 

Female Forward/NBC 

NBC’s new initiative that forges a path for female scripted series directors. 

 

Film Fatales

Film Fatales advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non binary feature film and television directors around the world. Each month, Film Fatales organizes private events in a dozen cities where filmmakers can discuss their projects, share resources, and engage in moderated discussions about their careers. Film Fatales works with over one hundred industry organizations to recommend directors for jobs, grants, labs, screenings, and other opportunities. Film Fatales raises the visibility of underrepresented voices and increases the talent pool for programmers and production companies looking to hire at parity.

 

Five Sisters Productions

FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS, the production company helmed by the five real-life Burton siblings, is committed to making movies that are entertaining, engaging, and highlight diverse and underrepresented voices.

 

Free The Work

FREE THE WORK is a 501c3 non-profit talent-discovery platform for underrepresented creators.

 

From Script to Pre-Production Lab

From Script to Pre-Production (FS2p) is for women writer-directors who are ready to make narrative features but need some help putting together pitch packages. Each filmmaker will have written and directed at least one narrative short that showcases her as a director and have written a feature length narrative script that’s ready for production on a low budget.

 

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

The Institute is the first and only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence content creators, marketers and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconscious bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under.

 

Glassbreaker Films

Glassbreaker Films is an initiative launched by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to support women to be leaders in nonfiction filmmaking by funding films that tell great stories and inspire audiences.

Half Initiative

Ryan Murphy launched Half aiming to make Hollywood more inclusive by creating equal opportunities for women and minorities behind the camera.

 

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to achieving gender equity in filmmaking. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking. By providing access to a broad network of resources, education, leadership, and support, we create the conditions for women and girls to express themselves through the medium of film; raise awareness and visibility of women’s and girls’ work in film; and promote a diverse and positive representation of girls and women in media.​

 

Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary nonprofit, our mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. We offer writing residencies, master classes and salons at our retreat on Whidbey Island, and public programs that connect writers with readers and audiences around the world.

 

Her Film Project 

Her Film Project is a global initiative to advance equality in film through inclusive storytelling across race, gender, age, sexuality, and ability.

 

LA Women’s Film Collective 

“The mission of the Los Angeles Women’s Film Collective is to empower women working across all film-making disciplines. We want to radically invigorate the industry by cultivating a powerful community, inspiring collaborations, and fostering opportunities with one another.”

 

Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Lady Filmmakers Foundation is the newest endeavor by the founders of Lady Filmmakers Festival to create more opportunities for women!

 

Le Lab Femmes de Cinema

The “Femmes de cinéma” Lab aims at creating a movement that can make this situation evolve. Cinema is only the tip of the iceberg that is gender inequality. Its symbolic importance is thus very powerful.

Mental Health Media Guide

The Mental Health Media Guide is a groundbreaking, comprehensive resource for content creators designed to help expand positive mental health portrayals. The best practices and evidence-based recommendations within this interactive tool can support storytellers at any phase in the production process, across topics and with an eye towards representing diverse communities.

 

The Light Leaks

The Light Leaks is an editorial platform and online community for the education, support, and empowerment of female and GNC filmmakers. Contact: Kimberly Hoyos

 

The Lyric

The Lyric is an art house movie theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado with a bar, restaurant, and an outdoor bike-in movie screen, too! We love to support Women Make Movies and movies made by people from backgrounds underrepresented in the film industry. Come by sometime, have a local beer, and say “hello.”

 

New Mexico Women in Film

New Mexico Women in Film is a New Mexico based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in the film and television community through Mentorship, Networking, Education, and Community.

 

New York Women in Film & Television

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers. NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.

 

Online Association of Female Film Critics

The Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC) is an independent organization consisting of female film journalists and critics from across the globe. The OAFFC serves to uphold the integrity of online film criticism, foster the growing field of female film writers, celebrate and recognize outstanding achievement in cinema through our annual “Best of the Year” awards, and provide professional networking opportunities for our members.

 

Picture Parity

Picture Parity rates movies and television shows based on how well-represented women are in front of and behind the camera.

 

Producers Guild of America

Lydia and Deborah introduced the PGA Women’s Impact Network at the November 2013 Sundance Institute/WIF Women and Finance Forum in LA, and PGA WIN will collaborate with Sundance on a similar finance forum planned for New york in the spring of 2014. These events are focused on midcareer support, and offer valuable opportunities to give accomplished female writers, directors and producers an overview of current film financing models, an understanding of what today’s investors are looking for, and training to bolster and harness confidence in the course of raising money for productions.

 

Project Her

Indigenous Media will pair five female storytellers with established mentors. Each mentor will guide and encourage each new voice through the process of creating and bringing her project to life. For each pair, Indigenous Media will finance a short pilot, with the potential to produce and fund a full-length version.

 

Project Involve (with Film Independent)

An intensive nine-month program supporting filmmakers from communities typically underrepresented in film and entertainment.

 

Pro Quote Film

Pro Quote Film is the successor organisation to Pro Quote Regie. It is the voice of creative people in German film, who want to work in an industry, which is diverse, gender equal and innovative. Regardless of how differently the various film trades operate, we all share the common concern for one goal: achieving gender equality in the film and TV industries. Pro Quote Film demands gender monitoring, gender equality in the composition of relevant institutional bodies, a 50 % quota, fair and equal pay.

 

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project – QWOCMAP

QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truths of inequality, and build understanding and community around art and social justice. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender variant and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern multiple communities. QWOCMAP actively invests in, develops, and nurtures the creativity and leadership of African descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA), and mixed-race lesbian, bisexual, queer women, Two Spirits, and gender nonbinary and transgender people of color.

 

ReFrame Project

ReFrame is a partnership founded and led by Women In Film and Sundance Institute to advance inclusive representation in film, TV, and media through research, programs, and partnerships with studios, networks, agencies, and production companies. Our goals are to provide research, support, and useful frameworks that can be used independently by producers and companies to celebrate successes, and to measure progress toward a more representative array of talent and product.

 

The Representation Project

Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms. Ross, California. Contact: Beth Miller

 

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute

The primary mission of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute is to inspire community and elevate the voices of women through film. The RMWFI is committed to supporting women filmmakers, as well as promoting film as art and education.

 

Seed & Spark

Seed & Spark invests in education, resources and tools to create access for all storytellers to move from funding through distribution. We want to ensure that creators (who make all the things we love to watch) can build a better future for themselves by retaining ownership and creative control.

 

Seeking Our Story

Seeking Our Story screens influential films directed by women. 

Society of Camera Operators

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the camera operator.

The SOC is an internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities of the Society are the annual SOC Awards Show, publishing the Society’s magazine Camera Operator, and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We serve the SOC membership through our commitment to advancing the role of the camera operator by providing education, supporting the development of technology and production methods.

Southern Documentary Fund

The Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) is an arts nonprofit that cultivates documentary media made in or about the South. It’s our mission to empower Southern makers to tell stories through Southern eyes. We prioritize underrepresented voices, especially those with long connections to the South. Inspired by our belief that media has the power to change lives, we provide makers with diverse resources, including grants, fiscal sponsorship, mentorship, community awareness, education and training – all to champion Southern documentary and lower barriers to entry for new and emerging makers.

Staff Me Up

Created in 2003, Staff Me Up is the leading hiring platform for media production, where people who work in the industry go to hire and get hired. The platform is powered by a proprietary algorithm that provides over 350,000+ freelancers with access to exclusive production jobs and insights to help them advance their careers; and gives 3,000+ media production companies the ability to efficiently hire qualified crew members. Staff Me Up’s goal is to help ensure that Diversity and Inclusion are incorporated throughout the hiring process.

SWAN Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network

SWAN ASSOCIATION AIMS FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE SWISS AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY. SWAN connects women and interested men of the audiovisual industry and cooperates with other networks and organizations. SWAN supports the role and the position of women in Swiss and in international cinema, television and other audiovisual media. SWAN aims to enable exchange – with an online platform (search and offer) as well as with live events and networking occasions. SWAN provides gender relevant information about the film industry on all kinds of levels, from Switzerland and internationally.

 

SWIFT (Sisters Working with Film and Television)

Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) is a fresh and energetic non-profit. Birthed when a group of South African women making films and television came together to discuss the needs of women, it is now the only South African organisation focusing exclusively on the common concerns and shared experiences of women working in film and television. As we work towards engaging, developing and advocating women, SWIFT has fast become a hub of support, empowerment and inspiration.

 

Tangerine Entertainment

Tangerine Entertainment is a film production company focusing on commercially viable, critically acclaimed stories for all audiences, with an emphasis on female filmmakers and strong roles for women. Tangerine has a clear and specific agenda aimed at increasing the presence of smart, complex women both behind and in front of the camera.

 

Tennessee Women in Film and Media

TWIFM is a public, non profit organization gathering those working with film, television, and visual media/moving images as professionals. The focus is on driving advancement of women in the industry, providing a network to bring the exchange of ideas and work opportunities and to build a platform to accelerate the professional development of our members. We support collaboration and celebrate the work of all.

The American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) was founded in Hollywood in 1919 with the purpose of advancing the art and science of cinematography and bringing cinematographers together to exchange ideas, discuss techniques and promote the motion picture as an art form — a mission that continues today.

The Black And Blue

Behind the camera; Below the line. Filmmaking Tips for Camera Assistants.

The Camera Assistant's Manual by David E. Elkins

Camera assistants (or first and second ACs, as they're known) have the important job of maintaining the camera, readying it for use, troubleshooting (such as knowing what to do when a camera drops into the ocean), and preparing it for transport. The Camera Assistant's Manual teaches the complete workflow in easy-to-understand terms and does not assume prior knowledge. It is a must-have on the set for camera assistants and is loaded with reference material such as camera illustrations, forms, charts, checklists, and equations. Invaluable career advice rounds out the book.

The Create Daily

The Create Daily connects underrepresented #creators with opportunities and #jobs. 

 

The Director List

The Director List is a centralized hub for finding women directors and their work. At the heart of this site is a database – a list of 1000+ (and growing) female directors with demonstrable experience in features, tv, and/or large scale commercials and music videos.

 

The Future of Film is Female

“The Future of Film is Female” project was founded to provide financial and promotional support to women filmmakers who are in pre/post-production of a short film.

The TIME’S UP Guide to Working in Entertainment

TIME’S UP was born in Hollywood when some of the most powerful actresses and screen professionals in the world stood up and spoke out against sexism, violence, and double standards in our industry. TIME’S UP strives to end sexual discrimination and misconduct for women in entertainment and every industry. One of the ways we work to do this is by empowering arts and entertainment workers with information about their rights, industry-specific norms, and practical ways they can advocate for themselves and their safety.

Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein. On a daily basis, Women and Hollywood sets the standard, defines the conversation, fuels coverage, and reinforces messages throughout the specialized and mainstream media to call for gender parity. Women and Hollywood blogs in a unique proactive style to engage filmgoers and filmmakers with news and information highlighting women filmmakers and agitates for increased opportunities for women.

Women at Sundance

Our dedicated Women at Sundance program began as a partnership with WIF Los Angeles in 2012. Together, we commissioned groundbreaking research with Dr. Stacy Smith and her team at USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to better understand the key barriers and opportunities for women filmmakers.

 

Women Film Pioneers Project

The Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP) is a freely accessible, collaborative digital resource that showcases the hundreds of women who worked behind the scenes in the silent film era. Always expanding, WFPP publishes original scholarship on women who worked all around the world as directors, producers, screenwriters, and more. WFPP features short career profiles on single individuals, longer thematic overview essays, and archival and bibliographic materials. Our mission is to jumpstart historical research on the work of women filmmakers from the early years of cinema, ending with the coming of sound; to facilitate cross-national connections between researchers, students, and film organizations; and to reconfigure world film knowledge by foregrounding women’s global presence in the early years of cinema.

 

Women in Animation (WIA)

Founded in 1995, WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. They envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and they provide resources and connections to make it happen.

 

Women in Film and Media

We serve our community by facilitating their access to opportunities in industry. In addition, we lend our services to non-profit organizations helping women and children. Our programs and events include workforce skills development through mentoring and training workshops; production of public service announcements for non-profits dedicated to women and children; and industry partnerships that further our mission. WIFM is a chapter of Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), a global network comprising over 48 chapters worldwide with more than 10,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women in industry.

 

Women in Film, Los Angeles

Women In Film, Los Angeles advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries—to achieve parity and transform culture. Founded in 1973, Women In Film supports all women working in film, television, and digital media, inclusive of all disciplines and career stages. Our distinguished programs include: mentoring, speaker and screening series, production training, writing labs, film finishing funds, legal aid, and an annual financing intensive. Our advocacy work includes research, education, and media campaigns to promote gender parity, encourages systemic change through the ReFrame Project, and supports members of the entertainment industry through our Sexual Harassment Help Line and resources. Women In Film honors the achievements of women in Hollywood through the Legacy series, annual Emmy and Oscar parties, and our signature annual gala. Membership is open to all media professionals. More information can be found on our website: wif.org.

 

Women in Film and Television Australia

Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT Australia) is a Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to achieving gender equality in the Australian screen industry through research, advocacy, education and support for female-identifying screen industry practitioners. WIFT Australia operates nationally with a presence in all states and territories and provides a number of programs, events and initiatives throughout the year. This includes the Raising Films Australia initiative to support parents and carers, mentor programs, screenings, educational workshops and panel discussions. WIFT Australia circulates a monthly e-news to alert women of new opportunities as well as promotion of female-led work and has a strong presence in the industry to ensure women have a voice when policy and programs are developed. WIFT Australia also engages in research to uncover the nuances of gender inequality in screen, to develop the best strategies to address it and to advocate for change.

 

Women in Film and Television, Sweden

WIFT Sverige (Sweden) is the Swedish chapter of Women in Film and Television. Women in Film and Television (WIFT) started in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. Today, WIFT has more than 10,000 members in over 35 countries. The Swedish chapter, WIFT Sverige, was founded in Stockholm in 2003. Within a few months, groups of active WIFT members also formed in Göteborg, Malmö and Luleå. Since 2005, WIFT Sverige is also a member of WIFT International, WIFTI.

 

Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member driven, not-for-profit, society which addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in the production and dissemination of screen-based media. WIFTV organizes the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival that happens annual in March. www.womeninfilm.ca

 

Women in Film & Video

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is dedicated to advancing the career development and achievement for professionals working in all areas of screen-based media and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements. WIFV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979, is the premier professional resource for people who want successful media careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community.

 

Women in Media

Women In Media encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and the people who love making movies with them. We are an intersectional group of women and woman identifying crew members in the film, television, and new media industries.

Women in Media Eastern Europe

Women In Media Eastern Europe Association aims to support and embrace women in media industries and strengthen international relations. Founded by the film industry professionals, Women In Media seeks to establish a new community to share experience and advice, as well as promote and guide ladies in media and art fields.

Website coming soon!

 

WIFT-FL

WIFT-FL strives to provide our members and the Florida film community at large advanced opportunities through networking, educational programs, and events held throughout our 6 different branches. When you join WIFT-FL you join a network of over 300 members who are united for one common goal – to improve production employment in the state of Florida. Check out our Member Center for more details on how to become a Professional Member, a Friend of WIFT, or a Student Member.

 

WIFT US

WIFT-US is a group of WIFTI chapters whose leaders have come together to support and encourage each other, solve common problems and share resources to improve our chapters and better serve our members. It started with a meeting in Louisiana in August of 2017 where we identified a need for better communication and cooperation amongst chapters. Since then, through monthly phone calls, email support, and semiannual meetings, we have come together to help connect our members with each other and with the resources to advance their careers and to promote the WIFTI mission.

 

Women in Film and Video New England

WIFVNE works to “Change the Lens” for New England filmmakers by advancing female storytellers in their craft through networking, community, mentorship, and education. Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video and new media industries. We provide an educational forum for media professionals and a valuable network for exchange of ideas and resources. WIFVNE works to promote proactive images of women to the public and to empower all women in film and video to achieve their professional potential. Women in Film & Video New England is a member of an umbrella group called Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI). WIFTI is a global network comprised of around 70 WITTI and WIFTI-partner chapters on six continents – all working for the same goal: gender balance in the industry.

 

Women’s Media Center

The Women’s Media Center is an inclusive and feminist organization founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem that works to make women visible and powerful in media. Our media programs that address the problems of unequal representation and misrepresentation of women in media include interconnected strategies that: 1) Recruit and place diverse women experts in the media – print, broadcast, radio, internet, social media, and media leadership through WMC SheSource; 2) Train diverse women experts to be effective in media, and increase their thought leadership through WMC Progressive Women’s Voices and other customized training and leadership programs; 3) Investigate, report, create, and publicize original media to expand diverse women’s voices and representation through WMC Features, WMC Women Under Siege, WMC FBomb, WMC Speech Project, and our syndicated radio program and podcast, WMC Live with Robin Morgan; Research, document, and produce reports that highlight the status of women in US media, equip activists with evidence, and create benchmarks to hold media accountable for sexist and racist coverage; Advocate before government officials and agencies on policies affecting women’s access to media and technology, ownership of media and technology, safe and free speech in media and technology.

 

Women in Film and Television Ireland

Women in Film and Television Ireland is a branch of Women in Film and Television International, a voluntary foundation promoting greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera, with a membership of over thirteen thousand professionals worldwide. The Irish branch is a voluntary body run by film and TV professionals of international standing. Our committee members represent the creative, business and technical divisions of the Irish audiovisual sector. We are all internationally credited and the recipients of industry-recognized awards. Our intention in creating this organization is to ensure that the film and television industry functions as a meritocratic, sustainable and successful force into the future.

 

Women in Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres—narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental. To apply for the Finishing Fund, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time of application (rough cuts must be uploaded at time of submission). You do not have to be a Women In Film member to apply and international submissions are welcome. Please note that student films and television/web pilots are not eligible to receive Finishing Funds for their projects.

Stella Artois is proud to continue their support of female filmmakers with $100,000 in grant money for the Women In Film Finishing Fund. Stella Artois will provide four $25,000 grants for fiction and documentary films that inspire social change, with particular consideration given to films with a water social action theme. There is also a general fund with grants ranging from $1,000-$20,000. The amount of films we select ranges from year to year depending on the submission pool we receive. Film Finishing Funds are given out annually.

 

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC)

Since 1997, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) has been offering mentorship, project development, production awards and professional development programs to advance the careers and screen fiction projects of mid-career women directors in Canada. New international offerings are being developed for 2020.

 

Women’s Image Network

Now in its 24th year, WIN (Women’s Image Network) produces The Women’s Image Awards to harness the power of resonant stories so women can attain parity. The Women’s Image Awards promotes outstanding media, advancing the value of women & girls.

 

The Writers Lab

The Writers Lab is a screenwriting competition for women over 40, backed by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, produced with support from New York Women in Film & Television. The Writers Lab is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women screenwriters and strives for a new landscape where audiences have access to stories and characters from the perspective of the female gaze, where the female narrative is heard in equal proportion to the male narrative. Since 2015, The Lab has received thousands of scripts and international recognition. It has become a beacon for female filmmakers globally and expanded the ranks of employed female screenwriters. The Writers Lab is further committed to supporting lab participants beyond the annual retreat. Lab alumni have gone on to secure managers and agents, writing positions, prestigious awards including The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and to sign production options and production deals with award-winning directors.

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