WIFTI Mission Statement
Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) is a global network comprised of nearly 40 Women In Film chapters worldwide with more than 10,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media.
• Enhance the international visibility of women in the entertainment industry;
• Facilitate and encourage communication and cooperation internationally;
• Develop bold international projects and initiatives;
• Stimulate professional development and global networking opportunities for women;
• Promote and support chapter development;
• Celebrate the achievements of women in all areas of the industry;
• Encourage diverse and positive representation of women in screen-based media worldwide.
Our membership includes dynamic professionals who represent every aspect of the industry: from producers and directors to accountants and lawyers, from camera and sound technicians to actors and animators. Our contributors also include individuals, corporations and other organizations interested in supporting and promoting the creativity and skills that women bring to the film, television, and video industry.
What WIFTI Offers Member Chapters
• International Conferences are a unique opportunity for members from all over the globe to network, share ideas on chapter development and co-production options.
• International Online Membership Directory
• Quarterly Newsletters
• WIFTI Web site
• WIFTI networking receptions at international film festivals (Berlin, Cannes, MIPCOM, Sundance)
• The Visiting Members Program is for members planning to work in another state or country. These Women in Film members are eligible to attend that chapter’s activities for a three month period.
WIFV-DC has been a leading contributor in the WIFTI network with WIFV members acting as WIFTI Board members, committee heads, and currently WIFV Board Member Kimberly Skyrme is the WIFTI Board Chair. Stay tuned for more from Kimberly as she begins her Letter from the WIFTI Chair in February, 2011.www.wiftichapters.org
Here is a sampling of some of the events & programs provided through WIFTI:
The Devorah Foundation Grant for Filmmakers
WIFTI continues to be a voice for women in the media industry worldwide. And with your participation, we’ll grow stronger together.
* WIFTI does not offer individual memberships. Individuals interested in joining a WIFTI chapter should contact directly the local organization nearest to them for an application. Please click here for a listing of local chapters and their contact information.