Women in Film & Video DC 〉 About
“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.
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 are welcome. Our resources, connections and advocacy 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.
Women in Film & Video acknowledges that we work in the traditional, un-ceded territory of the Nacotchtank and Piscataway peoples, past and present, known as Washington, DC. We also serve mediamakers who work in the ancestral lands of the Piscataway Indian Nation, Piscataway Conoy Tribe, Accohannock Tribe, Nanticoke, Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Chickahominy Eastern Division, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Patawomeck, Monacan, Mattaponi, Susquehannnock, Tauxenent, Nansemond, and Nottaways. As an organization that works to reveal under-told stories and ensure that all voices can be heard, we know that we work on land of many storytellers. We wish to be stewards of those stories as the First Nations were stewards of the land.
Information about Women in Film & Video’s public filings may be requested by calling Melissa Houghton at 202-429-9438. The most recent filing is here – WIFV_Form990_21-22