“What a tremendous group of highly knowledgeable people who are inexplicably generous in offering their genuine interest, encouragement, practical support, cogent information, and useful contacts. Who needs LA when you have WIFV DC? “ – Penelope Poole, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
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. WIFV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979, is the premier professional resource for people who want successful media careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community.
WIFV is an affiliate of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI), a global network of nearly 40 locations representing more than 12,000 media professionals worldwide, and WIFT-US, a collaboration among more than 20 women in film groups across the US. Located in one of the country’s leading non-fiction film production centers and at the center of federal, non-profit and non-governmental agencies, WIFV is uniquely positioned to offer its members unsurpassed continuing education offerings and connect them to professional opportunities across the globe.
Founding members of WIFV are still active in the media industry and some serve on the WIFV Advisory Council or Legacy Circle. The current Advisory Council roster is available here. The Legacy Circle roster is here..