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Moving images have the power to show us who we are and who we can become. Perceptions of women and girls are often defined by what is seen and heard on screens—big and small. Women In Film works to strengthen the filmmaking community to ensure that the rich, diverse experiences of women’s lives are reflected on screen. Women In Film is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects for women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media. Given that women comprise 50 percent of the population, Women In Film’s ultimate goal is to see the same gender parity reflected on and off screen.

We achieve this mission through programs dedicated to Advocacy, Education, and Legacy.

By becoming a member, you are investing in our year-­round work to build a robust community of women in the entertainment industry and to support our efforts to ensure gender parity.

Membership comes with benefits!

­ Free admission to WIF speakers series, panel discussions, and screenings.

­ Invitations to parties, networking, and other special events.

­ Opportunity to participate in the mentoring program (except Student Members).

­ Member discounts for the Crystal + Lucy Awards® and other events.

­ Listing on the on­line membership directory.

­ Weekly member newsletter and job listings.

Women In Film needs you ­­to become a member today! Scroll down to learn more about different membership benefits, and then CLICK HERE to sign up!


Fulltime undergraduate and graduate students working toward a degree in media arts.

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


Recent graduates and entry-level professionals in entertainment business less than 3 years.

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


Anyone who has been working in the industry at least 3 years.

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

*Prices subject to change



Industry leaders in film, television, or digital media with advanced experience as industry professionals. Applications subject to review by Executive Committee.

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
  • Executive Member listing and 1⁄4-page ad in the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards Tribute book
  • 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
  • Join the Executive Member Event Committee to design meaningful events for Executive members
  • Become a mentor and help young women realize their dream of working in the industry
  • Acceptance based on Board review. Not tax deductible.


  • Award-winning PSA Program
  • Crystal + Lucy Awards®
  • Director & Producer Shadowing
  • Film Finishing Fund
  • Financing Intensive
  • International Events
  • Legacy Series
  • Mentoring
  • Networking Events
  • Pitching Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Screening Series
  • Seminars & Speaker Series
  • Writing Programs
  • Professional Workshops


Industry leaders who are taking their support to the next level by ensuring that Women In Film’s advocacy and educational initiatives work to create lasting change in the entertainment industry. Your 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.

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

Acceptance based on Board review Tax-deductible portion: $750

We offer major donor levels for individuals who not only believe deeply in Women In Film’s mission, but also are determined to invest at the highest levels in the advocacy and education work that we do to effect change in the industry. For more information on Major Donor levels, please call the development office at (323) 935-2211.

BENEFACTOR / $5,000 LEGEND / $10,000 VISIONARY / $25,000

Tax-deductible portion: $4,250 Tax-deductible portion: $9,250 Tax-deductible portion: $24,250
Additional benefits and group rates are available. Call (323) 935-2211 for details.

* Prices are subject to change.

** The renewal rates are available only to members who renew within 90 days of their expiration. After that, the standard rates will apply.

*** Letters of recommendation should come from professionals in the film, television, new media industries, or media-related academia; who have at least four years beyond entry level experience in the business; and whom you have worked with or for. Note that a current or former WIF member can be one of your references. Please submit all required application materials at once.