Women in Film and Video has been a godsend for me! I joined as a step towards reinventing myself, following my heart after an unfulfilling ‘career’. This is quite simply the best investment of time, energy and resources that I have ever made!

– Celia de la Vega

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.

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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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From the Blog: Collaboration:  A Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Collaboration:  A Filmmaker’s Toolkit

by Denée  Barr Filmmaking is collaborative by nature. Most filmmaking gets done with a team who comes together in a filmmaker’s toolkit. Your team determines how good your film will be and whether or not you will get to make more films. Filmmaker Ava Duvernay (Selma, Naomi, When They See Us,  A Wrinkle In Time, 13th,…


Members in the News: GAME OF TRUTH Being Distributed

GAME OF TRUTH Being Distributed

Covid or not, the show must go on and that is what happened to GAME OF TRUTH, a co-production between Belgium, France and Ireland, shot in the middle of a lockdown in Belfast and edited remotely. The editor was in Brussels and the director in DC, with a schedule that accomodated the time difference. Thanks…


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