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Become A Member

When you become a WIF member, you’re part of our core mission: to advocate for and advance the careers of women working in the screen industries—to achieve parity and transform culture.

Membership gives you the opportunity to participate in our many programs and join a decades-long tradition of community and progress built by experienced professionals creating an entertainment industry free of bias.

More than that, membership supports our work 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 has awarded over two million dollars in cash and in-kind services to 280 films from all over the globe. These films have gone on to achieve distribution at international festivals and win major awards, including the Oscar and Peabody.

TEACH

Our distinguished programs see hundreds of women grow their careers through focused guidance in the Mentoring Program, dozens of filmmaking teams create short form content in the Production Program, producers-director duos learn from the best in the field at the Financing Intensive, and other achievements.

INFORM

Our monthly Speaker and Screening Series continue to grow with panels and exclusive advance screenings featuring filmmakers and industry leaders like Olivia Wilde (Booksmart), Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), Jill Soloway (“Transparent”), and occasionally presented in partnership with organizations like Seed&Spark, Women in Animation, Film Fatales, and more.

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Join now and be a part of something big.
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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

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

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

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

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 | $1500

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.

 

Or Join as a Major Supporter!

BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE | $5000+

Includes Advocate Level membership with invitations and discounts to all WIF events and series and:

  • Listing on WIF website and in Annual Report (optional)
  • Invitation to Annual WIF Supporter’s luncheon
JOIN THE BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE

LEGEND’S CIRCLE | $10,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactors Circle level and:

  • Annual meetings with Executive Director
  • 2 tickets to the Women In Film Annual Gala
  • 2 invitations to the Oscar Nominees Party
JOIN THE LEGEND’S CIRCLE

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
Click here to join the Visionary's Circle

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
Click here to join the President's Circle