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. 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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From the Blog: Practice Safe Sets This Summer!

Practice Safe Sets This Summer!

Sharon Sobel, Certified Covid Compliance Officer Covid-19 is less of a threat this summer than it was last summer.  Many are vaccinated.  Many have also had Covid. In order to maintain a safe environment going forward, producers should consider some minimal policies….and publicize these….so that there are fewer surprises (and Covid cases) on sets this…


Members in the News: Kaufman Shares About Filming Barbara Lee

Kaufman Shares About Filming Barbara Lee

By Thomas Kaufman Abby Ginzberg was waiting to film an interview with Congressman John Lewis for her film, BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER. Sound recordist Bob Silverthorne and I waited with her. We wouldn’t have much time to set up, and we wanted to move fast once we got inside. I was eager to begin. In this situation, I…


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