As a long-time journalist, I had always appreciated the support and networking that Women in Film & Video of Washington, DC provided. Then I undertook the making of my first documentary film – I had so many questions! How grateful I am to the WIFV leadership and the members who supported me on my journey, from mentoring to fiscal sponsorship. I am proud to be a member of this organization and will continue to support their mission for years to come.

– Julianne Donofrio

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.

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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: On Norman’s Lear 100th Birthday

On Norman’s Lear 100th Birthday

By Catherine Hand On July 27, 2022, Norman Lear turned 100 years old. He’s made us laugh at our differences since 1971 when he and his partner Bud Yorkin created and produced All in the Family, a TV series that would eventually win 22 Emmys and change the face of television. Norman’s many successes are…


Members in the News: Chance Meeting Leads to Film Collaboration

Chance Meeting Leads to Film Collaboration

The encounter that has them co-producing a feature film? The Dzikiewiczs met Wood at a Wheaton Film Festival in November 2017. Julia Dzikiewicz and Tracey Wood connected right away and enjoyed the festival together. Tracey recalls, “Julia introduced me to her husband, Joe, but there was no conversation. Good people. Yet I must say, I was shocked…


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