Debuting the WIF Member’s Choice Award

UPDATE AS OF 4/18/19: Voting is now open!

Members, click here to log in and select your winner before 5:00pm PDT on Monday, May 6, 2019.

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Save the date! We’re pleased to announce that the Women In Film Annual Gala will be held on June 12, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton. This night will be a celebration of people who are leading the way to a new culture—one that values diversity of voice and inclusion at every level in the entertainment industry.

Why the new name? We’re incredibly proud of the tradition of recognizing those whose work has furthered our mission. This ceremony began in 1977 with the first Crystal Luncheon and expanded in 1994 with the introduction of the Lucy Award for Innovation in Television. This year, we’re refreshing the event with a simpler name, and will be debuting some new awards to honor the advocacy and entrepreneurship of women in our community.

Plus, we are very excited to introduce the Women In Film Member’s Choice Award. In its inaugural year, the focus is female directors. In 2018, dozens of films directed by women had a U.S. theatrical release, but were overlooked for almost every major awards consideration. Now it’s our chance to highlight those extraordinarily talented directors.

Voting will be open to WIF Members at all levels, and will be accessible in the member portal next week. The winner will be announced at the Women In Film Annual Gala on June 12, and the full line-up of Gala honorees is to be announced in May.