Announcing the 2019 WIF Annual Gala Honorees!

Dear Women In Film Member,

This year, the WIF Board set out to pivot our Annual Gala to highlight community, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. We are thrilled to honor Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, and Cathy Schulman with a new slate of awards that represents the true essence of WIF’s Mission: advocating for and advancing the careers of women in the screen industries, to achieve parity and transform culture.

These honorees demonstrate a lifelong commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and support for the next generation of rising talent. Additionally, Elizabeth Debicki has been named the recipient of the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award®. She is an exciting international talent whose bold choices are blazing new trails for the next generation of actresses. We’re also thrilled to have the very talented Xosha Roquemore as our host for the evening.

At the event, we’ll also be announcing the winner of the first-ever Women In Film Member’s Choice Award, which will focus on the incredibly talented female directors of 2018 who were largely overlooked for consideration in the last awards cycle. We invite WIF Members at all levels to participate in this new opportunity to honor these directors. Voting is now OPEN; it closes at 5:00pm PDT on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Lastly, stay tuned for an announcement introducing the first participants of the ReFrame Rise Directors Program.

For the 2019 Gala, we’ve simplified the name of our event, and re-imagined the awards themselves. We want to celebrate not only past accomplishments, but the continued leadership that Amy, Issa, and Cathy bring to the screen industries. They are nurturing the advancement of female collaborators, and creating opportunities for women in front of and behind the camera.

We hope you’ll join us, whether by voting for the Member’s Choice Award, by attending the Gala—or, hopefully, both!

See you on June 12th,


Amy Baer, Board President
Women In Film Los Angeles