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.

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.

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