The act of creating a meaningful piece of work can be a solitary and sometimes lonely experience. CreativeFuture’s #StandCreative initiative hopes to bring together the creative communities – to use our collective, unified, and powerful voice to speak up about the value of creativity.

Because when we #StandCreative, we stand together.

 

31 Women for 31 Days Celebrations

31 WIFV Members receive special shout outs during March to celebrate their accomplishments on the WIFV listserv. We encourage members to honor their colleagues with a $31 donation during Women’s History Month. Tax-deductible donations help WIFV provide programs that encourage mediamakers to make history.

In 2016, we celebrated Erica Arvold, Carolyn Bain, Virginia Betholet, Susan Borke, Connie Bransilver, Donna Brant, Barbara Burst, Caitlin Carroll, Anne Chapman, Frances A. Cheever, Giovanna Chesler, Carlyn Davis, Elizabeth Donatelli, Julianne Donofrio, Maxine Downs, Richelle Fatheree, Phylis Geller, Pip Gilmour, Heather Godwin, Paige Gold, Shellee M. Haynesworth, Penny Lee, Linda Maslow, Connie Day McClinton, Jill Merrick, Flora Nicholas, Kat Roman, Nina Gilden Seavey, Robin Smith, Susan Stolov, and Kristen Udowitz.

In 2015, we celebrated Ashley Blue, Birgit Buhleier, Cintia Cabib, Michal Carr, Samantha Cheng, Amy DeLouise, Sonya Dunn, Susan Fertig-Dykes, Katy Garrity, Harriet Getzels, Nicole Haddock, Piper Hendricks, Beth Hoppe, Jane Ingalls, Cathy Kades, Rachel Kennedy, Katie LeDain, Irene A. Magafan, Vicki McGill, Nell Minow, Fran Murphy, Malia Murray, Catie O’Keefe, Ufuoma Otu, Katherine Pasternak, Shoshana Rosenbaum, Jennifer Schwed, Lisa Senyk, Hillary Shea, Sandrine Silverman, Sheila Smith, Sharon Sobel, Maggie Burnette Stogner, Barbara Valentino, and Geena Vontress.

In 2014, we celebrated Susan Bodiker, Bonnie Breuner, Polly Bryan, Sandy Cannon-Brown, Lauren Cardillo, Lynda Clarke, Christine Colburn, Maryanne Culpepper, Kasey Cunningham, Michelle Delino, Aditi Desai, Marie Dyak, Tara Garwood, Talaya Grimes, Kimberly Hatton, Patricia Howard, Kathy Huycke, Lynette Jackson, Karen Kasmauski, Aviva Kempner, Nicole LaLoggia, Yang Li, Rhonda McDaniel, Beth Mendelson, Carola Myers, Rosemary Reed, Melisa Rivera, Amy Green Thrasher, Rachel Torgoff, Catherin Tripp, and Nada Youssef.

In 2013, we celebrated Jane Barbara, Sandra Brennan, Tina Chancey, Lynne Cherry, Felicia Barlow Clar, Betsy Cox, Erin Curtis, Katie Gates, Erica Ginsberg, Ricki Green, Judith Dwan Hallet, Frances Hardin, Adrena Ifill, Andrea Kalin, Claude LaVallee, Melissa Leebaert, Judith Paine McBrien, Marianne Meyer, Paulette Moore, Cheryl Ottenritter, Virginia Quesada, Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Laura Seltzer-Duny, Yasmin Shiraz, Heather A. Taylor, Karen Thomas, Jaia Thomas, Gwen Tolbart, Cid Collins Walker, Sydnye White, Karen Whitehead, Diane Williams, and Catherine Wyler.

In 2012, we celebrated Allsion Abner, Wendy Anderson, Elizabeth Andrade, Ada Babino, Susan Barocas, Monica Lee Bellais, Leola Calzolai-Stewart, Yi Chen, Robyn DeShields, Faith DeVeaux, Connie Dong, Madeline Glist, Kristin Harris, Jody Hassett-Sanchez, Joy Haynes, Megan Healy, Sarah Katz, Susan Kehoe, Kristen Kenney, Kiley Kraskouskas, Robin Noonan-Price, Ali Ogden, Kathi Overton, Dara Padwo-Audick, Andre Papitto, Roberta Pieczenik, Carol Pineau, Alison Rosa, Carol Rosen, Flo Stone, Antoinette Tope, and Marilyn Weiner.

WIFV EARNs Top-Rated Award AGAIN!

The Award is given by GreatNonprofits, the leading online provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.  The Top-Rated Nonprofit award is based on the large number of positive reviews that WIFV receives—reviews written by volunteers, members, and supporters.  You can submit your review here.

 

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ScriptDC 2016 a success

ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The 2016 edition was held November 4-6. 2016 at American University. Presenters included Joan Darling, Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Megan Holley, Marilyn Atlas, Phyllis Gellar, Maryanne Culpepper, Jenny Halper, Pater Hamilton, Sheree Guitar, Monica Lee Bellais, Arla Bowers, Claudia Myers, Brigid Maher, Nina Noble, and more!  You can see the Schedule of Saturday Workshops here.

“This was my first ScriptDC conference. The expert advice was invaluable. I practiced my pitch before some amazing women who were both thoughtful and knowledgeable. Thank you, WIFV, et al, for an eye-opening, wonderful experience.” ScriptDC Attendee

“My own experience is that the conference grows better every year, and is made infinitely richer by the relationships that deepen, the new friends that are made, and the sense that our community is one of the strongest Women in Film/TV/Video in the world.” ScriptDC Actor Coordinator and Attendee

Fundraising CONTINUES for Seed fund for documentary filmmakers

We all know that getting first-in money is difficult.  We also know we can do something about that!  In our 35th Anniversary Year, WIFV is raising money to establish a Seed Fund for Documentary Filmmakers.  Your tax-deductible contribution is a seed that will help a film grow.  You can make your donation here.  The 2016 call for applications has been closed.  We will announce the first recipients this summer!

Contributors as of April 8, 2016 include:  20 somethings, Ben Abdul-Haqq, Sandra Abrams, Nikki Webber Allen, Yolanda  Arrington, Carolyn Bain PhD, Karen Baker, Jane Barbara, Felicia Barlow Clar, Benevity, Susan Bodiker, Nancy Breslin, Via Buksbazen, Rebecca Bustamante, Cintia Cabib, Callaway Golf Foundation, Sandy Cannon-Brown, Frank Cevarich, Tina Chancey, E. Samantha Cheng, Randi Coblenz Cohen, Jennifer Cortner, Denene Crabbs, LeeAnn Dance, Kathy Dismukes, Hugh Drescher, Erin Essenmacher, Joe Fab, Richelle Fatheree, Karyn Folan, Mary Frost, Jon Gann, Jerry Gietka, Erica Ginsberg, Carmella Gioio, Heather Godwin, Cecilia Gonzales, Terrance Green, Judith Dwan Hallet, Emma Mankey Hidem, Melissa Houghton, Carletta S. Hurt, Jane Ingalls, Cynthia Iris, Anna Jhirad, Amy Johanson, Cathy Kades, Andrea Kalin, Martha Karl, Aviva Kempner, Rachel Kennedy, Judy Kimel, Lance Kramer, Jennifer Lawson, Mary H. Leahy, Hilary Linder, Lois Lipman, Scott Lunt, Debbi Mack, Irene Magafan, Mary May, Pippa McBride, Rhonda McDaniel, Melanie McDonald, Regina Meeks, Beth Mendelson, Jill Merrick, Judy Meschel, Brianna Morgan, Martha Newman, Robin Noonan-Price, Sandy Northrip, Catie O’Keefe, Kathi Overton, Dianne Perrote, Roberta Pieczenik, Jacqui Porth, Matthew Radcliff, Alikia Reaves, Rosemary Reed, Robert Remy, Linda Robbins, Lizzie Sams, Carol Savoie, Hillary Shea, Robin Smith, Harvey Solomon, Flo Stone, Sheri Ratick Stroud, Carsten and Ellen Tripler, Vicki Warren, Monda Raquel Webb, Chris Weber, Marilyn Weiner, Diane Williams, Bart Woodward, Catherine Wyler, and Tatiana Zaharchenko.

WIFV gallery of member work

As a way of honoring the diversity and talent of our members, WIFV has a Gallery of Member Work on our YouTube channel.  The Gallery is added to quarterly!

WIFV Newsletter

The WIFV newsletter contains the latest information about Women in Film & Video events, programs, members and sponsors. It is the best place to catch up with what’s happening in the region.  The newsletter archives is hereCurrent issue here.

  The current issue is here.  The newsletter archives includes Members in the News issues.

WIFV Fields 48 Hour Film Project TeamS!

As part of our continuing advocacy for women in leadership positions creating media, WIFV members will come together to produce a short film for the DC 48 Hour Film Project.  2016 will be the fourth year we are fielding a team.  The 2015 team won the Audience Award for Group C with For the Love of Pete!  In 2013, Calamity Jane, won an audience-chosen Best Of Award and the team won the Spirit Award.  We salute the members who worked so hard over 48 hours!

Anything for Mom – 2016 48-Hour Film Project
Director – Robin Noonan-Price
Writers  – Nancy Breslin, Shanon Lee, Shoshana Rosenbaum, Diane Williams
Producers – Faith DeVeaux and Marcey Lynn Frutchey
Director of Photography – Aaron Shirley
Editor – Dawn Morgan
Composer– Paul Mitchell
Sound Recordist – Terrill Mast and Paul Mitchell
Assistant Camera – Thomas Fant
Gaffer – John Wetmore
Set Design – Vicki McGill
Script Supervisor – Anne Thompson
Set Photographer – Vicki McGill and Anne Thompson
Hair & Makeup – Christine Moody and Yesli Velazquez
Production Assistant  – Nancy Breslin and Cecelia Gonzalez
Cast – Zeke Alton, Alison Bauer, Julie Anne Bell, John Brougher, Kristin Horgen, Kirk Lambert, Vicki McGill, and Sheri Ratick Stroud

For the Love of Pete Crew and Cast – 2015 48-Hour Film Project
Director – Oriana Oppice
Writers  – Jane Barbara, Faith DeVeaux, Oriana Oppice, R. Marion Troy, Shoshana Rosenbaum, Douglas Ryan
Producers – Jane Barbara and Faith DeVeaux
Cinematographer – Aaron Shirley
Editor – Diego C. Torres
Assistant Director – Robin Noonan-Price
Sound Recordist – J. Walter Swartz
Assistant Camera – John Z. Wetmore
Gaffer – Thomas Fant
Set Decoration & Props – Paige Mitchell
Wardrobe & Script Supervisor – Anne Thompson
Graphic Artist – Eric Seidman
Hair & Makeup – Ali Cheff
Cast – Oriana Oppice, Martha Karl, Claude Stark, Krissi Bainbridge

The Chosen Crew and Cast – 2014 48-Hour Film Project
Co-Directors
– Jane Barbara and Faith DeVeaux
Writers – Jane Barbara, Faith DeVeaux, Joe McGloin, Irlene Ricks
Producers – Jane Barbara and Faith DeVeaux
Director of Photography – Aaron Shirley
Editors – Bonnie Breuner and Gina Vontress
Audio – Richard Waite and Walter Swartz
Gaffer – Thomas Fant
Production Assistant – Jamila Flomo
Actors – Phil Filsoof, Kim Hoang, Tony Quinn, Mary Suib, Allison Tucker, Kim Tuvin, David Walsh and Paul Weidecker

Calamity Jane Crew and Cast – 2013 48-Hour Film Project
Director – Erin Essenmacher
Head Writer – Jane Barbara
Writers – Faith DeVeaux, Erin Essenmacher, Giselle LeBleu Gant, Maha Haddad, Liliane Mavridara, Joseph McGloin, Natalia Megas, Maureen Offutt, Irelene Ricks, Lisa Scott and Vicki Warren
Executive Producers – Erin Essenmacher and Melissa Houghton
Producers – Jane Barbara, Maureen Offutt and Rachel Torgoff
Directors of Photography – Robert Romano and Keri Williams
Editor – Andrea Trillo
Production Designer – Robin Noonan-Price
Production Manager – Maureen Offutt
Line Producer – Robin Noonan-Price
Associate Producers – Charlie Germano and Vicki Warren
Sound Design / Original Music – Barbara Buchanan
Casting Director – Martha Karl
Additional Casting – Robin Reck
Lighting Director – Keri Williams
Additional Camera – Patsy Lynch and Randy Philipp
Audio – Aaron Shirley
Script Supervisor – Liliane Mavridara
Still Photographer – Patsy Lynch
Production Assistants – Alison Bauer, Faith DeVeaux, Charlie Germano, Natalia Megas, Joseph McGloin, Irelene Ricks and Lisa Scott
Hair/Makeup – Cathy Kades, Khia ”Bestii Khia” Godfrey, Shari Hookman Berger and Shenetta Malkia
Wellness – Vicki Warren
Post Production Supervisor – Andrea Trillo
Post Production Manager – Rachel Rasby
Color Correction – Randy Philipp and Alikia Reaves
Graphics – Rachel Rasby
First Assistant Editor – Alikia Reaves
Post Production Assistants – Randy Philipp and Aaron Shirley
Grip – Charlie Germano and Joseph McGloin
Prop Mistress – Faith DeVeaux
Wardrobe – Giselle Carrillo

Cast (In Order of Appearance)
Jane White – Shelby Sours
Female Office Party Goer – Alison Bauer
Office Guy #1 – Joseph McGloin
Tipsy Office Lady – Martha Karl
Office Guy #2 – Charlie Germano
Office Chatterbox – Oriana Oppice
Sombrero Guy – Nello DeBlasio
New Age Co-Worker – Sheri Ratick Stroud
Inspector Alex Berbrick – William Aitken
Yoga Women – Alison Bauer, Robin Reck
Female Inspector – Antoinette Greene