Women in Film & Video produces more than 70 events per year, ranging from our community outreach programs to professional development to pure networking. We even find time to have fun! The programs, ranging from the technical to the theoretical, enable members to network, share knowledge and exchange ideas. We look forward to receiving your ideas for programs. Take a few minutes to fill out the Program Proposal template.
WIFV extends our special thanks to all of the companies who sponsor these events, and to the many volunteers who make them possible. For a sample of what we provide, keep reading.
ScriptDC 2016 will be November 4-6, 2016 at American University. Register here. Presentations for writers, directors, producers, talent. Practice your pitch. Make your pitch. Have your script critiqued. Learn! Network! Schedules, bios and additional info here.
Women of Vision Awards
These awards celebrate women’s creative and technical achievements in media. On November 12, 2015, WIFV will present Women of Vision Awards to Joan Darling and Dawn Porter. You can learn more about Joan and Dawn here. Elizabeth Blair, arts/culture reporter for NPR will moderate the evening’s discussion. Register here.
Annual Media Job Fair
Each year, WIFV proudly presents the Media Job Fair. Jobseekers come out to meet with recruiters from media companies throughout the District of Columbia. The 2015 Media Job Fair was held on March 28, 2015 at the Pepco Exhibition Gallery.
Our Wednesday One program series serves as the foundation of the WIFV programming calendar. Held each year at various locations, these events are open to guests and potential members. Upcoming events are always posted in the WIFV’s calendar section.
Roundtables give our members a much-needed outlet to reach out and learn from one another. Current Roundtables include Animators, Audio, Conscious Media, Documentary Filmmakers, Editors, Education & Children’s Media, Makeup/Hair, Student/Rising Professionals, Screenwriters, Talent. Upcoming meetings are posted to the WIFV calendar section. To join a roundtable, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Committee Dinners
The WIFV Advisory Committee hosts dinners in their homes in the Spring to bring the community together to discuss issues of shared interest and support WIFV.
Annual Open House
Every Fall, WIFV welcomes its members back from the summer with an Open House. Members have a chance to catch up with one another, sign up for WIFV committees, and get ready to jump into the busy season ahead. The evening includes the annual meeting where plans are revealed for the upcoming programming year, which runs between September and June.
WIFV hosts several events a year for our Executive Members, who have been in business for 10 years or more. These events offer intimate forums with prominent speakers.
WIFV members regularly gather at local establishments for serious networking. Be on the lookout for more of these member favorites during the coming year.
WIFV members come together to raise a glass to celebrate the year gone by and toast the one to come. The party draws a large and festive crowd. Because we know that no busy professional needs another obligation in December, we will host the next Holiday Party on January 22, 2016 with our colleagues from TIVA!
WIFTI Short Films Showcase
Held during March, in honor of International Womens’ Day and Women’s History Month, Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) chapters hold screenings of award-winning short films produced and directed by women.
Scholarship for Mid-Career Professionals
WIFV offers the Randy Goldman Career Development Scholarship as a way to honor WIFV Past President Randy Goldman and her creative vision, passion for education, and commitment to the larger film community. The scholarship, funded by past WIFV Presidents, enables mid-career filmmakers to continue their professional development with coursework at The Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Scholarship for Emerging Professionals
Carolyn’s First Decade Fund was established in memory of long-time WIFV member and documentary filmmaker Carolyn Projansky as a way to honor her passion for visual storytelling, commitment to education and dedication to mentoring young filmmakers. Carolyn’s First Decade Fund is designed to help advance the careers of individuals in their first decade of working as media professionals and provide them with access to continuing skills development and to the larger film community.