Women in Film & Video of Washington, DC (WIFV) is dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of screen-based media and related disciplines. WIFV promotes equal opportunities, encourages professional development, serves as an information network, and educates 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 women and men who want successful media careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community.
In 2015, WIFV received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts. Also in 2015, Executive Director Melissa Houghton received the first-ever TIVA Community Partner Award. WIFV has consistently been a Top-Rated NonProfit by Great NonProfits since 2012.
WIFV is an affiliate of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI), a global network of nearly 40 chapters whose total membership includes more than 10,000 media professionals worldwide. Representing one of the country’s leading non-fiction film production centers and being located at the center of federal, non-profit and non-governmental agencies, WIFV is uniquely positioned to offer its members unsurpassed continuing education offerings and connect them to professional opportunities across the globe.
The founding members of WIFV are still active in the industry and organization with many serving on the WIFV Advisory Committee. The current Advisory Committee roster is available here.
Information about Women in Film & Video’s public filings may be requested by calling Melissa Houghton at 202-429-9438. The most recent tax filing is available here.
WIFV DC Celebrated its 30th Anniversary on September 10, 2009. This video was produced entirely by WIFV volunteers to commemorate the occasion. A special thanks to the WIFV Past Presidents, VideoTakes LLC who produced the video, Henninger Video who did the editing, Susan England and Bethany Powell for the graphics and Human Factor, LLC for providing the music.