Purpose

The purpose of our Roundtables is to help members connect with each other; we know that a strong community is vital to our success as individuals and as an organization. Our Roundtables give both WIFV members and non-members an opportunity to grow creatively by learning from one another. Active Roundtables: Screenwriters, Talent, Documentary Filmmakers, Editors, Conscious Media, Animators, Hair and Makeup, and Narrative Directors.

 

Screenwriters Roundtable

The Screenwriters Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide a safe place for new and established writers to have their work read and critiqued. They also feature special guest speakers when available. This Roundtable usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Email membership@wifv.org to be added to the Screenwriters Roundtable listserv.
Contact: Jane Barbara — sicilyusa@comcast.net

 

Talent Roundtable

The Talent Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for talent and those who are interested in working with talent to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Talent Roundtables frequently feature special guest speakers from all aspects of the creative world. This Roundtable usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. Email membership@wifv.org to be added to the Talent Roundtable listserv.

 

Documentary Roundtable

This program (usually held on the second Monday of every month) is a joint effort between Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC. Programs alternate between Docs In Progress in Silver Spring and Interface Media in Washington, DC. Roundtables at Docs In Progress are a combination of networking, support group, and trailer feedback. Roundtables at Interface feature guest experts on topics of interest to documentary filmmakers. All Documentary Roundtable meetings are open to the public. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, build your network and know-how, and find out about other offerings of these two organizations. Email membership@wifv.org to be added to the Documentary Roundtable listserv.
Contact: Matt Radcliff — matthewradcliff@mac.com

 

Editors Roundtable

The Editors Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for editors and those who are interested in working with editors to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Editors Roundtables frequently feature special guest speakers from all aspects of the creative world.
Contact: Melissa Houghton — director@wifv.org

 

Animators Roundtable

The Animators Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for animators and those who are interested in working with animators to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Animators Roundtables frequently feature special guest speakers from all aspects of the creative world.
Contact: Kristin Harris – kristin@kristinharrisdesign.com

 

Hair & Makeup Roundtable

The Makeup And Hair Roundtable is an open forum for all professionals across the line of exploration and discovery providing access and insight with disciplines in Film, Media, Video. The artist, the aspiring student professional, career changers, free lancers, journeyman, and those creative individuals, providing mentorship, apprenticeship, and workshops, live demonstrations and presentations looking and exploring fundamentals, of the industry and the laws that represent that Hair And Makeup Artist professional best practices. Email membership@wifv.org to be added to the Makeup & Hair Roundtable listserv.
Contact: Ariel Magno- membership@wifv.org

 

Narrative Directors Roundtable

The Narrative Directors Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for directors and those who are interested in working with directors to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Narrative Directors Roundtables frequently feature special guest speakers from all aspects of the creative world.This Roundtable usually meets on the first Monday of the month.

Contact:  Brian Pascale- brian@hiptv.com

 

Education & Children’s Media Roundtable

Contact:  Kristin Harris – kristin@kristinharrisdesign.com

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Creating a Roundtable:

Roundtables can be created for any interest area within WIFV (directors, producers, freelancers, staff, owners, audio, etc.), based on location (Silver Spring, Alexandria, etc.), or for specific membership levels. There is no limit to the number of Roundtables that can be created, and each governs itself using guidelines provided by WIFV.

When a Roundtable is created, WIFV will provide

-A Roundtable specific listserv, if requested

-Articles in the newsletter when space permits

-Announcements of meetings in the calendar section of WIFV’s website

-Guidance and advice when needed.

-A Roundtable recruitment table at the Annual WIFV Open House.

For more information on specific Roundtables, contact the WIFV office at (202) 429-9438.