Become a Member

By becoming a member, you are investing in Women In Film’s core mission: to advocate for and advance the careers of women working in the screen industries—to achieve parity and transform culture.

Membership in Women In Film gives you the opportunity to join people who represent many decades of experience, participate in our many programs, and mentor other members. Join our community of professionals who are making change to create an entertainment industry free of bias.

Your support enables us to:

ADVOCATE. We are leading the charge to achieve gender equality in film, TV, and digital media to create more opportunities for women.

CONNECT. All of our members have access to programs, events, and discounts that are exclusive to WIF members.

GIVE. Our programs make a difference in women’s lives. The Film Finishing Fund Program awarded sixteen grants in 2017 totaling $147,000. Three of those films premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and two premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

TEACH. Our newly revamped Production Program will see six teams of filmmakers create short form narrative projects throughout 2018 & 2019. Each filmmaker is teamed up with a working Mentor who will hone their creative skills and elevate their level of production expertise.

INFORM. Our monthly Speaker Series continues to grow with a variety of impressive offerings, such as the recent How We Engage: Hollywood Power and Politics, Navigating Film Festivals, How Digital Short Form Content is Changing the Media Landscape, and Perfect Pitch.

Join now and be a part of something big.
Scroll down to learn more about different membership benefits.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: ALL LEVELS***

All membership levels receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission to WIF speaker series, panel discussions, and screenings
  • Professional programming such as networking events, mentoring programs (Associate level and above), and invitations to apply for labs
  • Invitations to WIF events, with special Member pricing such as a $400 discount per ticket to the Women In Film Annual Gala (for Career members and above)
  • Exclusive access to the jobs newsletter
  • Weekly member newsletter
  • Exclusive member discounts for products, services, and publications
  • Listing on the online membership directory

STUDENT MEMBER | $50 NOW $45 UNTIL 11/30

For full-time undergraduate and graduate students working toward a degree in media arts.

  • Requires 1 letter of recommendation**
  • Partial Membership benefits***
  • Not tax-deductible

ASSOCIATE MEMBER | $85 NOW $75 UNTIL 11/30

For recent graduates and entry-level professionals who have worked in the entertainment industry for less than three years.

  • Requires 1 letter of recommendation**
  • Partial Membership benefits***
  • Not tax-deductible

CAREER MEMBER | $200 NOW $150 UNTIL 11/30

For anyone who has been working in the entertainment industry for at least three years.

  • Requires 1 letter of recommendation**
  • Not tax-deductible

EXECUTIVE MEMBER | $500 NOW $450 UNTIL 11/30

For industry leaders in film, television, or digital media, with advanced experience as industry professionals. {Applications subject to review by Executive Committee and are NOT tax-deductible.}

As an Executive Member, your donation entitles you to all the benefits of general membership, plus the following:

  • Invitations to exclusive Executive Member events and priority invitation to special WIF events, such as career salons featuring speakers focusing on Executive Member-relevant topics
  • Be a panelist for the larger membership and share your expertise
  • Executive Member listing and 1/4-page ad in the Women In Film Annual Gala Tribute Journal
  • Member names listed on the website

In addition to supporting our important cause with your membership donation, you are joining a group of talented, committed professionals who participate on a number of levels to make change happen for women in the industry.

Here are a few of the ways Executive Members get involved:

  • Be a panelist for the larger membership and share your expertise
  • Be a featured speaker at a member event
  • Become a mentor and help young women realize their dream of working in the industry

ADVOCATE MEMBER | $1,500 NOW $1,450 UNTIL 11/30

For industry leaders who are taking their support to the next level. {Acceptance based on Board review. Tax-deductible portion: $750.}

Membership at this level demonstrates that you believe deeply in the mission of our organization—to promote equal opportunities for women, encourage creative projects by women, and expand and enhance portrayals of women in all forms of global media. Your support will ensure that Women In Film’s advocacy and educational initiatives work to create lasting change in the entertainment industry.

As an Advocate Member, your donation entitles you to all the benefits of Executive Membership, plus the following:

  • Special invitations to exclusive Advocate Member events, such as insider discussions with top speakers and change-makers on relevant industry topics
  • Opportunity to attend Advocate Member events in private homes or clubs that help create industry change

* Prices are subject to change.

** Letters of recommendation must come from professionals in the film, television, new media industries, or media-related academia who have at least four (4) years beyond entry-level experience in the business, and whom you have worked for or with (can be female or male). Please submit all required application materials at once.

*** Student and Associate members do not have access to discounted tickets to the Women In Film Annual Gala; Student members are not eligible to apply for the Mentoring Program or certain lab programs.

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Please join at one of these levels:

BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE | $5,000+

  • Includes Advocate Level membership with invitations and discounts to all WIF events and series
  • Listing on WIF website and in Annual Report (optional)
  • Invitation to Annual WIF Supporter’s luncheon

LEGEND’S CIRCLE | $10,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactor’s Circle level and:

  • Annual meetings with Executive Director
  • 2 tickets to the Women In Film Annual Gala
  • 2 invitations to the Oscar Nominees Party

VISIONARY’S CIRCLE | $25,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactor’s Circle level and:

  • Annual meeting with the Executive Director and Board President
  • 4 tickets to the Women In Film Annual Gala
  • 4 invitations to the Oscar Nominees Party

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE | $50,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactor’s Circle level and:

  • Annual meeting with the Executive Director and Board President
  • Opportunity to direct funds toward specific WIF Program underwriting
  • 2 tickets at President’s table at the Women In Film Annual Gala
  • 4 general tickets to the Women In Film Annual Gala
  • 4 invitations to the Oscar Nominees Party