Industry Information

Women in Film & Video DCResourcesIndustry Information

Want to know what is happening in the industry? Not sure where to turn for additional information? Then this is the section for you.

Our Industry Info Section has a variety of resources available:


WIFV provides a Seed Fund for Documentary Filmmakers and the Jane Cusumano/WIFV Narrative Short Film Finishing Fund programs as well as fiscal sponsorship for its members.  More under the Programs Tab and the Membership Tab on the WIFV homepage.

The Film Fund Resources Page


The Documentary Center at George Washington University

Film and Video Studies at George Mason University

School of Communications at American University

Center for Media & Social Impact at American University

The Director List- Women Directors at Work

Film & Media Studies Program at Georgetown University

Film Studies Program at University of Maryland, College Park

The Howard University School of Communications

The International Film & Television Workshops of Rockport, Maine

American Film Institute

Imagination Stage Film Classes


ComCast Outdoor Film Festival

DC Independent Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival

Film Fest DC

Georgetown Film Festival

AFIDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Washington Jewish Film Festival

Margaret Mead Film Festival


Academy Nicholl Fellowship

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Page International Screenwriting Awards


Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest

Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Tracking B Feature Script Contest

Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Competition

Short Film Production Fund

Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest

Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest

Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest

Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest

Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Screencraft Family Screenplay Contest

2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition

Universal Writers Program

Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

HBO Access Writing Fellowship

Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

2016 Slamdance Screenplay Competition

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Shore Scripts


Rhode Island National Endowment for the Arts

Nickelodeon Writing Program

CBS Writers Mentoring Program

NBC Writers on the Verge

BBC Writers Room

Disney ABC Writing Program

Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop

Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions

Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation

Film Proposals

2016 Script Pipeline First Look Project

New Renaissance Film Festival (London, UK)


Library of Congress


National Archives and Records Administration


Academic Film Archive of North America

American Film Institute

American Museum of Natural History: Film Collection

Anthology Film Archives

Archive of American Television

Center for Southern Folklore

CNN ImageSource

Gallaudet University Video Catalog

Georgetown University, Special Collections

Harvard Film Archive

Human Studies Film Archives

International Museum of Photography and Film

Internet Moving Images Archive

The King Center

The Library of Congress – Motion Picture & Television Reading Room

George Mason University: Special Collections and Archives

Museum of Broadcast Communications

National Public Broadcasting Archives

New York State Archives

Northeast Historic Film

Paley Center for Media

Public Affairs Video Archives (C-SPAN)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

UCLA Film and Television Archive

USC Moving Image Archive

US Holocaust Memorial Museum Film and Video Archive

University of Maryland, Library of American Broadcasting

West Virginia Division of Culture and History

West Virginia State Archives

West Virginia University Libraries

Will Rogers Institute


Actors’ Equity Association

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists/ Screen Actors Guild

Directors Guild of America

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Pictures Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, of the United States, its Territories and Canada

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Writers Guild of America



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