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Empowering women to excel in roles behind the camera and behind the scenes.

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NEW! Shorts Lab supported by Google

Combining WIF’s years of expertise in nurturing women and non-binary creatives with comprehensive support, the WIF Shorts Lab supported by Google will provide three filmmaking teams with the funds and support needed to produce a short film.


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.

Thanks to eMinutes for their support of this program.

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.


Production Program

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.

Applications for the 2022 Feature Residency have closed. Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support of this program.

WIF | The Sundance Institute Financing Intensive

This two-day workshop equips filmmaking teams with financing strategies advised by industry executives, and introduces them to leading financiers.

Applications for the 2022 Financing Intensive have closed.