WIFV is 100% membership oriented, thoughtfully orchestrated events targeted towards the needs of its disparate members.

This isn’t an easy task since members range from aspiring filmmakers and actors to those who are quite accomplished in the same fields, plus those working in commercial and government media.

Hats off to WIFV’s dedicated staff and board.

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. All genres, genders, and experience levels welcome. Our resources, connections and advocacy support a vibrant, creative media community.

WIFV Programs

Each year, WIFV produces nearly 200 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, most WIFV programs are being held online.  Check out the calendar for what’s next on our schedule! You can also subscribe to the WIFV newsletter and get program information in your inbox.

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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: Silent No More: The Heroines of Old Hollywood

Silent No More: The Heroines of Old Hollywood

When embarking on a journey to make my first film, I studied the history of women filmmakers and discovered a hidden treasure: a large society of prolific female filmmakers before the era of “talkies.” In fact, the silent film industry was led by women producers, directors, writers and actors (many multihyphenates). We owe a great…


Members in the News: Cunningham Going to Stowe

Cunningham Going to Stowe

Alyscia Cunningham will be attending the in the Stowe Story Lab Feature Campus script writing program later this year. Alyscia will use the opportunity to develop her second feature script, which is inspired by her short film DOUEN. It’s a supernatural horror film based on a Trinidad and Tobago folktale. This will be Alyscia’s first…


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