I’ve seen the results of this organization in the way I see the DC film community run. This organization actually creates a sense of community and brings us together, and it gives me a generally positive feeling for other film professionals in the area.

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) provides educational and networking opportunities for screen-based media makers, celebrates women’s creative and technical achievements in media, and advocates for parity both in front of and behind the camera to ensure that all voices can be heard. A 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979, WIFV is the premier professional resource for people who want successful media careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocacy support a vibrant, creative media community.

WIFV Programs

Each year, WIFV produces nearly 100 events, including educational panels, discussions, workshops, seminars, and screenings. These events allow members to network, share knowledge, and exchange ideas. Our programs range from technical to theoretical, and feature local and national industry leaders.  Currently, all WIFV programs are being held online.  Check out the calendar for what’s next on our schedule!

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Add the expertise of our 900+ members to your next project. Gain advance notice of jobs, grants, festivals, scholarships, preview screenings, and reduced admission to a wide range of educational programs. WIFV offers a variety of membership to serve all experience levels.

From the Blog: Sheila Smith Recommends

Sheila Smith Recommends

  What film do you think everyone should watch? One movie that I think everyone should watch is Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick and with Emmanuel Lubeski as director of photography. This film  is an ambitious, experimental photo essay of life’s journey. It is radical, poetic  and so beautiful in its raw form…


Members in the News: McMahon Wins Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

McMahon Wins Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

We are delighted to report that Bridget Bell McMahon was awarded First Place in the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition for her script GISELLE, AWAKENED. In her script, a teenaged girl seeking acceptance to a renowned ballet school is derailed when her first love dies in her arms just weeks before her big audition. Bridget tells stories about complicated…


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