Empowering women to excel in roles behind the camera and behind the scenes.
WIF program alumnae have gone on to be...
Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner Celine Tricart
Oscar winners Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
Peabody Award Winner Grace Lee
The first Latina composer invited to join the AMPAS music branch.
NEW! Emerging Producers
For participants early in their producing careers, to gain the information and entry points they need to advance through master classes and group advising.
Applications open December 7, 2020.
Film Finishing Fund
Through this fund, a select group of films is awarded grants in cash and in-kind gifts, enabling them to complete production; many going on to gain distribution, receive top honors at film festivals, and win accolades including Oscars and Peabody awards.
Applications to be announced; please subscribe to our newsletter or check back on this site for updates. Thanks to Stella Artois for their support of this program.
INSIGHT is a collective of talented, emerging women of color filmmakers that provides support through a strong network of advocates, mentorship, and continuing education.
Applications to be announced; please subscribe to our newsletter or check back on this site for updates. Thanks to Lexus for their support of this program.
Mentoring Circles and Peer Mentoring together offer a safe and open environment for established women to cultivate the next generation of women seeking professional guidance as they build their careers and networks.
This multifaceted program offers support and funding for short-form content, which includes mentoring for writers, directors, creative producers, and line producers, as well as resources to hire women-focused crew.
Applications to be announced; please subscribe to our newsletter or check back on this site for updates. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
WIF | The Black List Writing Labs
The Episodic Lab and Feature Residency are offered to promising non-professional television and film writers to hone their projects through workshops and master classes.
Feature Residency applications will open January 6, 2021; please subscribe to our newsletter or check back on this site for updates. Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support of this program.
WIF | Sundance Institute Financing Intensive
This two-day workshop equips filmmaking teams with financing strategies advised by industry executives, and introduces them to leading financiers.