Professional Development

Women in Film & Video DCProfessional Development

Women in Film & Video hosts nearly 100 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.

Roundtables

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 membership@wifv.org

ScriptDC

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.  A comprehensive range of panels and hands-on workshops focus on topics ranging from basic screenwriting, writing for television/episodic delivery, the business of documentary/narrative features, and DIY filmmaking.  Held annually since 2006, in 2020 the conference pivoted and was held completely online from August 2020 through February 2021.  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.  Learn more about previous Women of Vision Award recipients.