WIFV is by far the most valuable organisation in which I have had the honour of membership. This is the only group of people around who go so very far beyond simply meeting periodically and voicing support. Each person completely supports each other, creatively, spiritually, materially… had I been fortunate enough to have had WIFV in my life to begin with, I’d have followed my dreams from day one. They give me confidence, encouragement, strength, and hope for the future of the arts.

– lsmm7

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 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…

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Members in the News: Passafiume Receives Ken Cen Scholarship

Passafiume Receives Ken Cen Scholarship

Andrea Passafiume attended the excellent 2022 LEAD Conference in Raleigh, NC this August after being awarded a Lehman Scholarship from the Kennedy Center’s VSA Office. Andrea is a documentary film programmer and writer based in the Washington DC area with extensive experience curating documentary features and shorts for film festivals including Tribeca, AFI Docs, Sundance,…

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