Professional Development

Women in Film & Video DCProfessional Development

Women in Film & Video hosts nearly 200 events per year, ranging from professional development to our community outreach programs to pure networking. WIFV also provides grants to members to support their careers and projects.  We even find time to have fun!  The programs, ranging from the technical to the theoretical, enable members to network, share knowledge, and exchange ideas.  We welcome new ideas for programs.  Submit a program proposal here.

WIFV extends our special thanks to all of the companies who sponsor these events, and to the many volunteers who make them possible.  For information on our professional development programs, keep reading.  Info on our fiscal sponsorship, networking, community outreach, and grant programs is available under the “Programs” menu.

Wednesday One

Our Wednesday One program series serves as the foundation of the WIFV programming calendar. Held at least ten times per year at various locations or virtually, these events are open to guests and potential members.  Upcoming events are always posted on WIFV’s calendar.


WIFV’s Roundtables are small discussion groups offering mid-Atlantic-based mediamakers a much-needed outlet to share ideas, network, and learn from one another. WIFV typically offers the following Roundtables: Animators, Audio, Documentary, Editors, Makeup/Hair, Narrative Directors, Student/Rising Professionals, Screenwriters, and Talent. Roundtables are managed by WIFV-member volunteers with events coordinated by WIFV staff.  Upcoming meetings are posted on the WIFV calendar.  To join a Roundtable, email


ScriptDC is the premier conference in the Mid-Atlantic region for filmmakers, allowing writers, directors, producers, editors, and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants, and industry leaders.  Held annually since 2006, the 2023-24 program consisted of a two-day in-person conference, October 20-22, 2023, featuring five master classes on Directing Actors, Editing, Documentary Production, Line Producing for Narrative Films, and Lighting/Camera Motion on set. Master Class Descriptions here.  ScriptDC will continue to offer a series of webinars that will run through Spring 2024.  Speakers include accomplished industry professionals recognized locally and internationally!

Executive Series

WIFV hosts a range of events exclusively for our Executive Members, featuring informal networking opportunities and presentations by experts geared to an advanced level of industry experience.

Media Job Fair

Each year, WIFV proudly presents the Media Job Fair.  Jobseekers come out to meet with recruiters from media companies throughout the District of Columbia.  This program will be suspended until large-scale in-person gatherings are safe to hold.  WIFV posts job openings regularly to the members listserv.

Women of Vision Awards

These awards celebrate women’s creative and technical achievements in media. The 2024 Women of Vision Awards will be held on May 23, 2024 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Learn more about previous Women of Vision Award recipients.