Women in Film & Video is a valued resource for Connections, Opportunities and Advocates. This section of the WIFV website provides you additional information on regional resources
and legal issues
of interest to the media community.
If you are looking for statistics about women in the film industry
, we suggest the Celluloid Ceiling reports by Martha Lauzen, PhD. Click here for the most recent report.
Despite the high profile inclusion of films written and directed by women at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a gender gap still persists in the American independent film industry, according to a study
conducted by researchers at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism that was commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles. Only 24% of all movies programmed for the Festival between 2002 and 2012 were directed by women, the study found, and women are more likely to direct documentaries than narrative films. "Female directors are more likely to feature girls and women on screen than male directors," said study authors Stacy L. Smith, Katherine Pieper and Marc Choueiti.
Want to "green" your production?
The School of Communications at American University has issued: Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking.
Speaking of "green":
Want to know which production studios in the DC/MD/VA area have a green screen? Click here
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
is leading the largest research project ever undertaken on gender
in children's entertainment. Dr. Stacy Smith and her team at USC's Annenberg School for Communication carried out several discrete studies, including ones on children's television and film. Full reports are available here
. Summaries can be found here:
of Changing the Status Quo: Industry Leaders' Perceptions of Gender in Family Films
of Gender Disparity On Screen and Behind the Camera in Family Films
of Gender Stereotypes: An Analysis of Popular Films and TV
Film permits are issued by the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Please read the Film Permit Application Instructions prior to completing a Film Permit Application. You can also contact the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development directly at 202-727-6608 with any questions or concerns. Complete the Permit Application
(download PDF version)
If you're looking for info about the Image Makers
program for high school students or the Kids World Film Festival
for middle school students, just click on the program name. More info on our general program offerings can be found at the Programs tab of this site. You will also find information on our Fiscal Sponsorship
program and the Randy Goldman Scholarship
at the Programs tab!
All WIFV progams are enhanced by the participation and support of our members and open to the general public. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the WIFV Office at 202-429-9438.
The Mid-Atlantic Production Guide
combines resource people from across the region.
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