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A Casual Romance Productions

A Casual Romance Productions

A Casual Romance, launched by Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and Ericka Naegle, is a Los Angeles-based production company that develops projects for both television and the big screen in an effort to push the ball ...

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A+E Networks | Lifetime

Broad Focus

Broad Focus is Lifetime's umbrella initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female writers, directors and producers to make our content. Community events, workshops and screenings are held throughout ...

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Alliance of Women Directors

AWD Membership

The Alliance of Women Directors is an active community of professional women directors and hosts frequent mixers, networking events, trade-craft seminars, living room chats and screenings for its members.

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Alliance of Women Directors

AWD Seminars

AWD Workshops and Seminars are held year-round to empower female directors from development, financing, casting, production and post-production skills through distribution.

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American Film Institute

AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW)

The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is an intensive one-year tuition-free training program where artists study with master filmmakers, make a short film or series and develop a career path i...

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Athena Film Festival

Athena Film Festival

The Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging four-day weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fiction...

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Athena Film Festival

MasterClass

Athena Film Festival's Master Classes are held during the Festival and feature leading film industry experts.

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Athena Film Festival

Works-in-Progress

The Works-in-Progress program at the Athena Film Festival is a moderated conversation with film professionals and advisors as they review clips of works-in-progress and help the filmmakers push their films to t...

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Athena Film Festival

Athena List

The Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films.

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Austin Film Society

AFS Grant

Once a year, AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant (formerly known as the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, or TFPF).

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AFS Travel Grant

The Austin Film Society sets aside $10,000 annually from the funds raised for the AFS Grant to establish a travel grant program for Texas filmmakers on a rolling, year-round basis.

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Fiscal Sponsorship

AFS MAKE level members can submit their projects for fiscal sponsorship. If approved, the filmmaker can use AFS's 501 (c)(3) status as an "umbrella" when applying to government granting agencies ...

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Artist Intensive

The AFS Artist Intensive is a three day weekend of work, focus and mentorship for emerging Texas narrative feature filmmakers poised for career leaps. The weekend, which includes meetings, screenplay readings a...

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Moviemaker Dialogues

Moviemaker Dialogues is designed to allow our members to engage experienced filmmakers about their work and the business of filmmaking.

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Works-in-Progress screenings

Our Works-In-Progress series holds regular screenings of rough/fine cuts, followed by audience discussion and feedback (written and verbal). Sessions are moderated by experienced Austin filmmakers and audience ...

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Bentonville Film Festival

Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) champions women and diversity in media. The goal of the festival is to be a positive and proactive influence in media and to ensure viewer content represents diverse audience...

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Bentonville Film Festival

BFF | Lifetime Screenplay Competition

In partnership with the Bentonville Film Festival to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion, Lifetime will provide an offer to develop the winning script, according to the full Rules and Regulations.

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Big Vision Empty Wallet

Kickstart Diversity Program

Big Vision Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity Program supports feature films directed, written, or produced by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.

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Bluestocking Film Series

Bluestocking Film Series

A one-of-a-kind annual, destination festival, Bluestocking Film Series celebrates and promotes talented, emerging narrative filmmakers who take the creative risk of making women (or girls) the central character...

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Bluestocking Film Series

Best of Bluestocking Film Series On Tour

A curated selection of award-winning short films from each year’s festival, our Best of Bluestocking Film Series is on tour to colleges and universities and as screening blocks to other festivals and independ...

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CBS

CBS Directing Initiative

The Directing Initiative selects directing candidates for episodic network television and matches them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those t...

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Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Women in Focus Conference

Women in Focus is an annual conference at Dodge College featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their e...

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Chelsea Film Festival

Reel Magic Hour

Reel Magic Hour is a day long program that provides one hour panels designed for our Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network.

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Chicken & Egg Pictures

Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards

The Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award recognizes and elevates five mid-career women* directors with unique voices who are poised to reach new heights and become strong filmmaker-advocates ...

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Chicken & Egg Pictures

Accelerator Lab

The Chicken & Egg Pictures' Accelerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting a diverse group of women non-fiction directors. This program brings together ten projects helmed by first or second-...

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Cinefemme

Fiscal Sponsorship

We are a nonprofit incubator for female filmmakers, established by female filmmakers in 2002.

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Citizen Jane Film Festival

Film Festival

The Citizen Jane Film Festival takes place each fall beginning with the CJ Summit, a conference challenging the inequities facing women filmmakers, followed by three days of workshops, community, a nature hike,...

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cléo journal

cléo is a journal of film and film culture, informed by feminist perspectives.

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Columbia University

Women Film Pioneers Project

The Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP) is a freely accessible, collaborative online database that showcases the hundreds of women who worked behind-the-scenes as directors, editors, screenwriters, and more duri...

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Creative Capital

Award Program

The Creative Capital Award supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principl...

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Creative Capital

Professional Development Program

Creative Capital's Professional Development Program provides career, community and confidence-building tools for artists across the nation in the form of workshops and webinars covering topics such as stra...

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Digital Bolex

Women Cinematographers Grant

The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by...

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Director List

Female Director Database & Website

Featuring over 1000 female directors (and growing), The Director List database is a resource to help execs, producers, showrunners, etc. diversify the lists of directors they consider for projects. Add your nam...

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#FF Fri Fundraisers

Do you want more eyeballs on your crowdfunding page? The Director List publishes a weekly post and twitter campaign to promote current female-directed crowdfunding projects.

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Electra Media

Electra Media | Changing the Narrative in Hollywood

Electra media aims to change the Hollywood narrative, by not only giving an editorial platform to women in the industry, but by the way we interview them - focusing on their talent, work and opinions rather tha...

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Etheria Film Night

Etheria Film Night Showcase

Etheria Film Night screens an annual showcase of the best new horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, dark comedy, and thriller films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runn...

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Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

Made in NY: Series Competition

The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is the only film school in America to be built on a working film lot. Feirstein is housed at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, the largest soundstage complex on the E...

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Film Fatales

Film Fatales

Film Fatales is a diverse community of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive environment in which to make their films.

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Film Independent

Directing Lab

Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directing Lab is an intensive eight-week program that runs in Los Angeles each winter in which Lab Fellows workshop scenes from their feature...

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Film Independent

Documentary Lab

Designed to help filmmakers who are currently in production or post-production on their feature-length documentary films, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program that runs in Los Angeles during s...

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Film Independent

Fast Track

Fast Track is a film financing market that takes place during the LA Film Festival and consists of three days of intensive meetings with top executives, financiers, agents, managers, distributors, granting orga...

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Film Independent

Producing Lab

Designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers, the Producing Lab is an intensive seven-week program that runs in Los Angeles each fall. Lab Fellows develop a strategy for bringing...

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Film Independent

Project Involve

Project Involve is Film Independent’s signature diversity program, dedicated to increasing diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers. The program, which runs fr...

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Film Independent

Screenwriting Lab

Designed to help screenwriters improve their craft and take their current scripts to the next level, the Screenwriting Lab is an intensive five-week program that runs in Los Angeles in late summer.

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Film Powered

Film Powered

Film Powered is a free online tool for women in the film, tv & tech industries to empower them to take and offer courses to one another.

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Firelight Media, Inc.

Documentary Lab

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship that provides one-on-one mentorship, professional development, and funding opportunities in order to build the capacity of emerging independent docu...

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Fledgling Fund

Film and Creative Media Grants

Fledgling supports outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries, and grants range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch.

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Fledgling Fund

Providers Directory

Fledgling's Provider Directory is a working and searchable list of people and organizations that work in the field of outreach and audience engagement.

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Ford Foundation

JustFilms

JustFilms provides financial, creative and community-building support to social justice-themed film and digital storytelling, and partners with key stakeholder institutions fostering this work worldwide.

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From the Heart Productions, Inc.

Fiscal Sponsorship

From the Heart Fiscal Sponsorship Program assists independent filmmakers in getting their films funded and completed by providing tax deductible donations for donors, access to grants and funding requiring nonp...

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Gamechanger Films

Gamechanger Films

Gamechanger Films is the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women. Our goal is to shift the gender disparity in the film marketplace by tapping into the...

GameChanger

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Education

The Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, work collaboratively with decision makers, content creators, and teaching institutions through our workshops, training sessions and research-backed content evalu...

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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Research

The Institute has commissioned over 12 groundbreaking research studies, and has amassed the largest body of research on gender prevalence in family entertainment, spanning more than 20 years. Our research findi...

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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Membership Program

Becoming a member provides a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, all passionate about improving gender imbalance for our children.

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HBOAccess

Storyteller Program

The program selects diverse directors who have a working knowledge of camera and script to come onto the HBO campus in Santa Monica for a month of workshops about the creative process. Discussions will focus o...

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Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook Women Screenwriters Lab

The Hedgebrook Women Screenwriters Lab supports five screenwriters in developing their projects over a week long residency, working in a master-class style format with two mentors from the film industry, while ...

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Horizon Award

Horizon Award

Horizon Award is a chance for college-age female directors to submit a two minute short, whereas the best short will showcase their talent and win them an all-expenses paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival an...

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IFP

IFP Film Week

A week of meetings, screenings, talks, meet ups, exhibitions, and tours centered on cutting-edge independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet. It's a neo-post-trans-screen film project...

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IFP

Filmmaker Magazine

Through its four published issues a year and its regularly updated website, blog and newsletter, Filmmaker, a publication of the IFP, covers the world of independent film from the point of view of the working f...

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IFP

Fiscal Sponsorship

IFP Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising tool for filmmakers, allowing donors the incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes, and the ability to access foundation and government grant funding th...

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IFP

IFP Filmmaker Labs

IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget ...

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IFP

International Fellowships, Programs & Producer Training

Providing producers and storytellers access and opportunities at the most important international co-production markets and festivals in the world. These include: Rotterdam’s CineMart, Cannes’ Producers Net...

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IFP

No Borders

The newly-revamped No Borders program offers both narrative feature filmmakers and series creators the opportunity to attend Film Week and meet with various members of industry in an effort to help move their p...

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IFP

Spotlight on Documentaries

Spotlight on Documentaries is an extremely successful and viable forum for U.S. and International buyers, sales agents, and financiers to meet with filmmakers with new documentary feature and serialized project...

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IFP

IFP Membership

Our different levels of membership offer the ability to tailor all of IFP’s offerings to your needs and become a part of the nation’s largest community of independent filmmakers. All IFP memberships last 12...

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Impact Partners

Social Issue Documentary Financing

Impact Partners, a film fund committed to financing independent documentary cinema that addresses pressing social issues, supports feature-length documentaries in production, post-production and finishing stage...

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International Documentary Association

Doc U

Doc U is IDA’s acclaimed series of seminars and hands-on workshops led by artists and industry experts. IDA members around the world may view Doc U Online via streaming video at documentary.org.

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International Documentary Association

DocuDay

DocuDay is the IDA’s annual screening of the year’s best documentary films, Oscar-nominated shorts and features.

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International Documentary Association

IDA Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship enables documentary films in production to receive financial support from nonprofit funders and individual donors.

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International Documentary Association

Getting Real: Documentary Film Conference

The Documentary Film Conference is a three-day conference co-presented by the IDA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with a goal to provide filmmakers with a platform for critical discourse, a...

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International Documentary Association

IDA Awards

The annual IDA Documentary Awards celebrates the best nonfiction films, programs and filmmakers of the year at the world’s most prestigious event dedicated solely to the documentary genre.

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International Documentary Association

IDA Documentary Screening Series

The IDA Documentary Screening Series brings the year’s best documentary films to the IDA community and members of industry guilds and organizations.

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International Documentary Association

IDA Membership

Membership gives filmmakers access to the nonfiction film community through the IDA’s member directory, discounts on training and professional development, networking opportunities, and other valuable benefit...

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International Documentary Association

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund provides up to 12 production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States...

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International Documentary Association

DocuClub LA & NY

Our works-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress and the opportunity to provide feedback and to participate in behind-th...

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International Women's Film Festival Network

Map of All Women's Film Festivals

The International Women’s Film Festival Network (IWFFN) was created in 2012 to support and promote women’s voices, visions and leadership, both onscreen and behind the scenes. The Network strives to amplif...

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ITVS

Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

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LINCS

LINCS (Linking Independents and Co-producing Stations) provides matching funds to producer-station partnerships. Up to $100,000 in matching funds is available for a single broadcast program.

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ITVS

Open Call

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint.

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ITVS

Digital Open Call

The Digital Open Call provides R&D funding to develop and pilot digital series concepts on any subject, and from any viewpoint, for public media’s digital platforms.

ITVS

iWe ~ Industry that Works for Everyone

iWe Coaltion for Gender Balance in the Industry

A grassroots coalition uniting ALL who care about gender balance in the entertainment industry - taking collective ACTION to move the needle.

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Jerome Foundation

Film, Digital and Video Production Program

The Jerome Foundation New York City and Minnesota Film, Video and Digital Production Programs support production and post-production of Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animated and Digital work (e.g., epi...

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Kartemquin Films

KTQ Labs

KTQ Labs supports independent filmmakers through intimate rough cut screenings and critiques with Kartemquin producers and associates.

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Kartemquin Films

Diverse Voices in Documentary

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary filmmakers of color that facilitates continued engagement throughout a six-month workshop program, co...

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LA Femme International Film Festival

LA Femme International Film Festival

We are an international boutique film festival celebrating the works by women on a worldwide basis. With content created by women, we screen over 100 films, host educational panels and networking parties, and c...

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

The three day Lady Filmmakers Festival celebrates women filmmakers and the men who collaborate with them by screening films with women in one or more of the following leadership positions: writer, director, pro...

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Script 2 Screen Program

The Script 2 Screen Program is designed to create opportunities for women writers, directors and cinematographers by providing production support, in-kind sponsorship, and partial funding of films.

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Mentoring Program

Lady Filmmakers Mentoring Program matches filmmakers with available working professionals in the entertainment industry willing and able to mentor one or more candidates and potentially facilitate shadowing opp...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

FilmCraft

FilmCraft features in-depth presentations by industry professionals who offer behind-the-scenes perspectives, frequently highlighting the technical considerations unique to visual storytelling, or guests provid...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

Monday Night Series

On select Monday Nights, top creative talent including recent guests Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael (Assbackwards), Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men), Brian Helgeland (42), Phedon Papamichael (Ne...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

Steed Symposium

SFTV’s annual Steed Symposium is about the "business of the business." Through informal conversations, case studies and traditional panels, experts examine the business side of the creative process,...

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LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.

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LZ Sunday Paper

The LZ Sunday Paper

The LZ Sunday Paper newsletter exposes and recirculates interesting content that is about, and very frequently by, women in business, along with a weekly dose of ultra-relevant pop culture.

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Made in NY Media Center by IFP

Media Center Incubator Membership

For those creatives and entrepreneurs with a dedicated project or company, Media Center Incubator Membership provides full-time deskspace to foster your growth. Support also includes mentorship, access to indus...

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Maven Pictures

Maven Pictures

Maven Pictures, co-founded by partners Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler, is a transatlantic development, production, and financing company committed to promoting women filmmakers both behind and in front of the...

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Ms. In The Biz

Ms. In The Biz

Ms. In The Biz not only houses blogs from women in all areas of entertainment, but also hosts many in-person networking events including panels and the #MsMovieMonday screening series. It also is the home of th...

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Ms. In The Biz

#HireaMs

#HireaMs is an online database listing women in all areas of production and post-production, and well as female crew members.

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NBC Universal

Emerging Director Program

The Emerging Director Program is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television dire...

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New York University

Fusion Film Festival

The Fusion Film Festival at NYU celebrates women in film, TV, and new media with year round programming, culminating in a spring festival that features industry panels, pitch events, networking, master classes...

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New York Women in Film & Television

From Script to Pre-Production

We have put together a 6 month “curriculum” for women writer/directors ready to direct a narrative feature, focusing on the tasks involved in setting up a narrative feature – polishing log lines, synopses...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Fiscal Sponsorship

NYWIFT's fiscal sponsorship allows filmmakers to access foundation and government grant funding that may only be accessible to nonprofit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects in addition to providin...

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New York Women in Film & TV

In-Kind Post Production Grant

New York Women in Film and Television is offering grants of in-kind post-production services to documentary films directed and produced by New York area–based women filmmakers.

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New York Women in Film & TV

Internship/Mentorship Program

The New York Women in Film & Television Intern/Mentor Program provides a rare opportunity for people with film/communications degrees and those with entry-level knowledge of the film industry to interact wi...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.

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New York Women in Film & TV

Scholarship Fund

The NYWIFT Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 to provide financial assistance to women second-year graduate film students at the City College of New York, Columbia University, New York University and Scho...

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New York Women in Film & TV

The Writers Lab

The Writers Lab, produced by New York Women in Film & Television and IRIS and funded by Meryl Streep, is an intensive four-day retreat where 12 women screenwriters over 40 work one-on-one with outstanding f...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Nancy Malone Marketing & Promotion Grant

The New York Women in Film & Television Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion (MAP) Grant will award $5,000 to help an emerging U.S.-based woman director get her first dramatic feature film recognized and r...

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New York Women in Film & TV

The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant

The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant supports a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $7,500. This grant may be used for pre-produc...

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Paley Center for Media

DocPitch

Each fall, the Paley Center hosts a DocPitch competition and workshop wherein 4-5 up-and-coming filmmakers pitch their films in front of a live audience to a panel of documentarians and media executives, who ev...

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Paley Center for Media

Paley Center Membership

In an ever-changing media landscape, members of the Paley Center enjoy the benefits of access to our extensive 160,000 program collection and preferred access to our year-round public program screening and pane...

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Paley Center for Media

Paley Collection

The Paley Center collection contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including many seminal documentaries and news programs, and is available for research and viewing at either Pa...

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Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest)

POWFest

POWFest provides a space where women can thrive as media makers. We accomplish this by putting strong, women-directed films on screen, growing the next generation of women filmmakers, and making it easier for w...

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Producers Guild of America

Women's Impact Network

PGA WIN was formed to promote gender equity as part of the Producers' Guild of America's larger vision of diversity in the realms of studio motion pictures, television, new media, and independent film...

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Producers Guild of America

Mentorship Program

The PGA Mentorship Program helps PGA members find mentors in their current field or a field they would like to transition into.

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QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

The free Queer Women of Color Film Festival bridges seemingly disparate populations through highly relevant films and profound audience engagement. It screens films by queer women of color (cis & trans*), ...

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QWOCMAP Boutique Distribution

The Distribution Program builds audiences for QWOCMAP Films around the world by securing film festival, museum, university, neighborhood and church/temple/mosque screenings. It amplifies the visibility of our ...

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Rack Focus

Women's Initiative at The American Cinematheque

A powerful, fun, and positive statement about gender equality in Hollywood, RACK FOCUS is a new initiative from The American Cinematheque and Etheria Film Night to screen an ongoing, progressive slate of female...

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Refinery29

ShatterBox Anthology

Refinery29, in collaboration with Sundance, launched ShatterBox Anthology to fund and distribute twelve short films by an exciting group of emerging, mid-career, and seasoned female directors and producers.

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Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women during a three day November Festival, Festival in the Community Screenings, and a robust Youth ...

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Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute

RMWFI Filmmakers Retreat

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute Filmmakers Retreat hosts 8-12 female filmmakers for a four day mountain retreat in Divide, Colorado. Filmmakers are given the opportunity to present and workshop ...

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San Francisco Film Society

SFFS Doc Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund is a grant that supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

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San Francisco Film Society

Project Development & Fiscal Sponsorship

The SFFS Project Development program is a full-service fiscal sponsorship department with more than 200 projects on its books that is designed to help filmmakers step-by-step through the process of getting thei...

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Seed&Spark

Crowdfunding to Build Independence

Crowdfunding to Build Independence teaches independent creators how to leverage the tools for kickass crowdfunding to build a lasting, sustainable, direct relationship with an audience they can monetize in stra...

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Seed&Spark

Make VR Cinema: It Doesn't Cost a Fortune

This workshop is an introduction into independent VR Cinema production at a budget and technology level any independent creator can access.

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Seeking Our Story

Film Screening Series

Screening influential films directed by women.

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Sol Sisters Rising

Sol Sisters Rising

Sol Sisters Rising promotes women of color in film through:
- Online streaming of films by and about women of color with special emphasis on social justice
- Searchable database with profiles of...

Sol Sisters Rising

Sony Pictures Television

Diverse Directors Program / Executive Trainee Program

The SPT DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM provides access for highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to potential episodic directing opportunities on scripted one-hour and half-hour SPT series. This Los A...

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Stony Brook Graduate Arts

MFA in Film with Killer Films

Born out of an innovative public-private partnership between Stony Brook Graduate Arts and Killer Films, our MFA in Film turns the traditional film school on its head with a project-driven and arts incubator ap...

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Sundance Institute

Native Producers Fellowship

The Native Producers Fellowship identifies emerging Native producers and supports their professional development and the development of their projects.

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Sundance Institute

Composers Lab: LA

Through a series of informative conversations, presentations, and networking opportunities with renowned composers and industry professionals, Composers Lab: L.A. will offer film composers and directors valuabl...

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Sundance Institute

Feature Film Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship

A year-long program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Creative Producing Summit, Sundance Film Festival attendance, $10,000 grant support, ...

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship

A year-long program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Creative Producing Summit, Sundance Film Festival attendance, year-round mentorship f...

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Sundance Institute

Directors Lab

The Directors Lab is held for four weeks each June at the Sundance Resort. Over the course of the Lab, eight Fellows work with an accomplished group of Creative Advisors, actors, and professional production cre...

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Edit and Story Labs

The Documentary Edit and Story Labs pair director/editor teams with Creative Advisors and DFP staff to advance their works-in-progress by focusing on story editing, character development and dramatic structure.

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Fellows Program at the Sundance Film Festival

The Documentary Fellows Program brings ten DFP-supported works-in-progress to attend a curated five-day program of private themed breakfasts, one-on-one meetings with international documentary industry, public ...

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Film Program, Creative Partnerships

Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program has spearheaded innovative partnerships, presentations, and convenings to provide funding and support for emerging independent documentary practices globally.

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Fund

The Fund provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally.

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Sundance Institute

January Screenwriters Lab

The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer's workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an en...

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Sundance Institute

Music And Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound: Feature Film

The Sundance Institute Music And Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development ...

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Sundance Institute

Music And Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound: Documentary

The Sundance Institute Music And Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development ...

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Sundance Institute

Native Shorts Production Fellowship

The Native Lab Production Fellowship will partially fund the production of two unproduced shorts and assign a Supervising Producer, a Producer Fellow, and a Directing Mentor to each project.

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Flash lab

The Flash Lab is designed to share the learning New Frontier artist and advisors are gaining through experimentation in the art and form of story. By sharing this learning, we hope to inspire participants to ex...

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Artist Residency Program

The New Frontier Artist Residency program is designed to match New Frontier alumni with sponsor organizations that are also working to pioneer the field by creating tools, providing platforms, congregating comm...

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Story Lab

The Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab was created to identify and foster independent artists innovating in the art and form of storytelling at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, ...

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Sundance Institute

Women at Sundance Financing and Strategy Intensive

Every spring, Women at Sundance and Women In Film Los Angeles present a Financing and Strategy Intensive designed to educate a large group of female filmmakers in all aspects of seeking, securing, and managing ...

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Sundance Institute

Women at Sundance Fellowship

The Women at Sundance Fellowship program provides robust year-long support to six talented women directors and producers who have recently completed a highly-regarded feature film and are poised to take the nex...

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Sundance Institute

#ArtistServices

#ArtistServices allows independent filmmakers and producers to maintain creative control of their distribution, amplifying their reach and revenue in the process. Through an unprecedented collection of partners...

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Sundance Institute

Women at Sundance Research

Together with Women In Film/LA, Women at Sundance commissioned groundbreaking research with Dr. Stacy Smith and her team at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism over the last three years (...

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Sundance Institute

Episodic Story Lab

The Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab offers 10 writers an opportunity to develop long-form episodic content in a setting where they can hone their writing skills and learn how to navigate the changing indu...

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Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab

The Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab will take place November 10-12, 2016 at YouTube Space Los Angeles and is designed to support a group of 10 creators, developing scripted short-form episodic conte...

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Tangerine Entertainment

Tangerine Entertainment

Tangerine Entertainment produces narrative feature films by female directors, consults on various aspects of the filmmaking process, and works to create audience and community for work by women.

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Tribeca Film Institute

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

The Kering Foundation has partnered with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to present the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award. The award provides grants to three film projects that the jury believes illuminat...

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Tribeca Film Institute

Tribeca All Access

Celebrating over ten years, TAA supports working filmmakers, based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who come from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry and whose projects are in all stages...

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Tribeca Film Institute

TFI Artist Programs

Tribeca Film Institute champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Each year, we identify a diverse group of exceptional filmmakers and media artists, and empowe...

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UCLA

ELEVATE

ELEVATE aims to give “voice and visibility to the diverse contributions of multicultural filmmakers, theater practitioners and scholars” by sponsoring film screenings, lectures, social gatherings and alumni...

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University of Texas at Austin

Flow Conference

The Flow Conference is a three-day biennial conference featuring roundtable conversations, screenings, and plenary sessions between scholars, members of the media industries, media activists, fans, and policyma...

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University of Texas at Austin

Women in Cinema

Austin Women in Cinema provides a professional network for student filmmakers at all levels of experience and the greater professional film community in Austin. We aim to provide both students and the community...

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USC Annenberg

Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative

The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, founded by Dr. Stacy Smith, is a leading think tank dedicated to addressing issues of...

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts

Women of Cinematic Arts Blog

The Women of Cinematic Arts blog features candid accounts from women working in the industry.

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts

WCA Event Series

USC Women of Cinematic Arts hosts several public panel discussions and networking events each year featuring candid discussions with highly successful women.

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts

Mailing List / Membership

Visit Women of Cinematic Arts' website and sign up for the "Friends of WCA" mailing list (open to men and women) to learn about public events.

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Vimeo

Vimeo Share The Screen

"Share the Screen" is a three-part initiative to elevate and empower female filmmakers. The program aims to foster gender equality with a financial commitment to invest in female-led programming, educ...

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Warner Bros. Television Workshop

Warner Bros. Writer's / Director's Workshop

The Warner Bros. Television Workshop is the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television and digital media.

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Wassaic Project

Wassaic Project Summer Festival

Our founding program, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, takes place annually on the first weekend of August - presenting carefully curated, live, contemporary music, dance performances, film screenings and a...

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Wassaic Artist Residency for Screenwriters

The Wassaic Project awards one merit-based Screenwriter Fellowship to an emerging writer who has demonstrated work in their respective under-represented or overlooked communities.

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WGAW

Committee of Women Writers

This committee works to enhance the opportunities, advance the careers, and highlight the accomplishments of women in the Guild, to end discrimination against women writers in the industry and to improve the im...

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Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood

Hollywood is broken. Especially for women. We’re working to fix that. Women and Hollywood has been educating, advocating and agitating for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry since 2007...

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Women in Animation

Women in Animation

Founded in 1995, WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and we p...

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Women In Film

WIF Membership

WIF Membership will increase your visibility and heighten your achievements in the industry as members can take advantage of scholarship opportunities, film finishing funds and a broad array of monthly events s...

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Women In Film

Public Service Announcement Production Program

The PSA Production Program mentors while crafting public service announcements for local and national charities. Members are guided through all stages of production and distribution.

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Women In Film

Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Film Finishing Fund (WIF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services. Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, it has awarded more...

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Women in Film

WIF | BLACK LIST EPISODIC LAB

Women In Film, LA (WIF) and the Black List are excited to announce that they have joined forces to create a television lab for female writers. Women In Film and the Black List will invite promising non-professi...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Weds One Workshop

The Weds One Workshop series occurs ten times throughout the year and is scheduled on the first Wednesday evening of each month. We select an expert panel to explore and address topics and trends most appealing...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Coffee with Members

The Coffee with Members series invites both members and potential members to various cafes and restaurants to talk to the executive director of WIFV in a casual, comfortable setting.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Documentary Roundtables

The Documentary Roundtable series is held monthly in partnership with Docs in Progress; events feature speakers, networking, and trailer feedback.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Media Job Fair

Both members and non-members meet with prospective employers to discuss media job options in the region.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Spotlight on Screenwriters Workshop

The Spotlight of Screenwriters Workshops occur monthly, each focusing on a different aspect of screenplay writing.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Screenwriters Roundtables

The Screenwriters Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of screenwriting, including character development and incorporating constructive fe...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

ScriptDC

ScriptDC is the annual premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. A...

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WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO, DC

Narrative Directors Workshop

The Narrative Directors Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of narrative directing, including tips on filming.

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Animation Roundtables

The Animation Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of animation.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Makeup & Hair Roundtables

The Makeup and Hair Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of makeup and hair.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Talent Roundtables

The Talent Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of talent in the industry.

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Women In Media

Women In Media

Women In Media connects above and below the line women, and the men who love making movies with them.

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Women Make Movies

Distribution Program

Women Make Movies is the leading distributor of films by and about women, with over 500 films in the collection, working in all markets, primarily within North America.

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Women Make Movies

Production Assistance Program

The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program was established in 1988 to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship to film and v...

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Women Moving Millions

Women Moving Millions Membership

Women Moving Millions is a dynamic community of over 250 individuals who have collectively pledged over $500 million to organizations and/or initiatives promoting the empowerment of women and girls around the w...

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Women's Film Institute

San Francisco International Women's Film Festival

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival has a long tradition of providing the community with some of the best films directed and co-directed by women from all over the world. The festival celebr...

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Women's Film Institute

Women's Media Initiative

Women's Film Institute (WFI) supports its mission by presenting the best in women's cinema through the annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, and year-round educational program...

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Women's Media Center

Progressive Women's Voices

The premier media and leadership training program for women in the country. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation, participant...

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Women's Media Center

WMC SheSource

SheSource is an online braintrust of 1,100 female experts on diverse topics designed to serve journalists, producers and bookers who need female guests and sources.

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Women's Media Center

The Women's Media Center works to make women visible and powerful in media. Founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, the WMC works with media to ensure that women’s realities are c...

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Writers Guild of America, West

Feature Writer Access Project

The Feature Writer Access Project is designed to increase access to WGAW members from the largest group of writers that have been historically underemployed in the feature film arena. The Project also benefits ...

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Writers Guild of America, West

TV Writer Access Project

Qualified WGAW members were invited to submit their work in one of five diversity categories: minority writers; writers with disabilities; women writers; writers age 55 and over; and LGBT writers. Scripts, rece...

WGAW

X-Factor Films

Branding & Audience Building Platform

X-Factor Films is a direct-to-fan platform for curated creators (filmmakers) of badass female entertainment (content can be about or by females).

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X-Factor Films

Badass Female Entertainment Ambassador Program

If accepted, film students and up-and-coming filmmakers would get real-world experience and educational mentorship from a Hollywood 2.0 company and be introduced to a nationwide network of their up-and-coming p...

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