Women In Film’s purpose is to EMPOWER, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries.
WIF recognizes the importance of developing pathways and opportunities to encourage current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in all fields of the entertainment industry. WIF actively supports women in the entertainment industry in four key ways:
(1) assists independent filmmakers who have demonstrated advanced and innovative skills;
(2) funds programs which provide scholarships and internships;
(3) contributes financially and creatively to the production of PSAs which spotlight issues important to women and
(4) creates events and seminars which are educational and creatively enlightening.
By utilizing the skills and experience of its members and industry professionals, WIF is able to develop these unique programs and make them widely accessible to the membership and to the community at large.
WIF endorses the importance of community participation, volunteerism, and the value of the diverse workplace. WIF works to foster a creative and cultural bond among all working women, the academic community and corporations engaged in the entertainment or media business.
Women In Film increases the visibility of our members and recognizes their achievements through a variety of fund raising events, including our two signature events, the Crystal+Lucy Awards and The Entertainment Forum. The Crystal+Lucy Awards honor women in film and television whose contribution to their individual fields of expertise warrants special recognition. Past honorees have included such outstanding women as Sherry Lansing, Jessica Lange and Carol Burnett. The Forum is a weekend of entertainment industry seminars, panels and networking opportunities. Anchoring the forum events is the WIF Business Leadership Award luncheon that recognizes women of extraordinary achievement on the business side of the industry. Behind the scenes some of the most creative, passionate and hard-working people in Hollywood are bringing together the people and the deals that put resources in the hands of media makers.