Become a Member

When you become a WIF member, you're joining a movement of women creating an entertainment industry free of bias.

WHY JOIN?

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.

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.

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ReFrame Rise Fellows with WIF Gala Honoree Amy Poehler

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, producer-director duos learn from the best in the field at the Financing Intensive, and other achievements.

INFORM

Our monthly Speaker and Screening Series will continue to grow in our new digital environment with panels and conversations featuring filmmakers and industry leaders like Olivia Wilde (Booksmart), Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard), and occasionally presented in partnership with organizations like Seed&Spark, Women in Animation, Film Fatales, and more.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
ALL LEVELS

All membership levels receive the following benefits:

  • Access to a community of creative, collaborative, and accomplished women
  • Free admission to WIF speaker series, panel discussions, and screenings (digital, for now!)
  • Professional development programming such as networking events
  • Invitations to apply for career programs
  • Opportunity to submit work to screen during WIF’s annual Shorts Night
  • Access to member pricing for ticketed WIF events (digital and in-person, not including WIF Annual Gala)
  • 20% discount on application fees for career programs
  • Weekly member newsletter featuring exclusive editorial content and job postings
  • Exclusive member discounts for products, services, and publications

STUDENT | NOW FREE

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

  • Requires proof of enrollment

ALLY | $65

For supporters committed to advancing equity and opportunity across the screen industries and standing with WIF as we pursue our core mission to achieve parity and change culture.

  • NEW!

CREATIVE | $95

For the next generation of leaders that are new to the entertainment industry and committed to changing it from the inside. Membership benefits include all of the above, plus the following:

  • Opportunity to participate in WIF Mentoring Program
  • 2 waived application fees, redeemable for the following career programs*:
    ($80 value)

    • Production Program
    • WIF | The Black List Writing Lab: Feature Residency
    • WIF | The Black List Writing Lab: Episodic
    • WIF | Sundance Institute Financing Intensive
    • INSIGHT
    • NEW Emerging Producers Program
  • Invitation to create profile in WIF online membership directory, powered by Crewvie

STORYTELLER | $250

For executives and creatives looking for community, networking, and resources to advance their projects and careers within the industry.

As a Storyteller, your donation entitles you to all the benefits of Creative membership, plus the following:

  • All application fees waived for the following career programs:
    (Value: $240)

    • Production Program
    • WIF | The Black List Writing Lab: Feature Residency
    • WIF | The Black List Writing Lab: Episodic
    • WIF | Sundance Institute Financing Intensive
    • INSIGHT
    • NEW Emerging Producers Program
  • Discounted tickets to the WIF Annual Gala

Formerly known as CAREER member.

CHAMPION | $500

For established professionals dedicated to the WIF community and to giving back to women early in their careers.

As a Champion, your donation entitles you to all the benefits of Storyteller membership, plus the following:

  • Invitations to attend quarterly Champion events
  • Name recognition on WIF.org
  • NEW Annual Gala ticket half-price for a guest
  • NEW Buy-one-get-one Creative and Storyteller memberships; purchase as gifts for women colleagues looking to advance their careers!
  • ¼-page ad in the WIF Annual Gala tribute journal

Formerly known as EXECUTIVE member.

PATRON | $1,500

For industry leaders who are taking their support to the next level.

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 WIF’s advocacy and educational initiatives work to create lasting change in the entertainment industry.

Tax deductible value: $750

As a Patron, your donation entitles you to all the benefits of Champion membership, plus the following:

  • Invitations to 2 events/year for leaders in the industry
  • NEW Buy-one-get-one Annual Gala tickets
  • NEW Invitation to attend annual WIF Leadership Town Hall to contribute to WIF’s strategic direction

As a Patron, we ask that you commit to paying it forward by offering a shadowing or mentoring experience for a fellow member.

Formerly known as ADVOCATE member.

For your safety, as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to modify or cancel some member benefits including in-person events.

Prices, categories, and benefits are subject to change.

Memberships are not refundable or transferable.

* You must meet the application requirements and be a current member at the time of application in order to apply the lab application fee waiver benefit.

JOIN AS A MAJOR SUPPORTER

BENEFACTOR'S CIRCLE | $5,000+

Includes Patron 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 Supporters Luncheon

LEGEND'S CIRCLE | $10,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactor’s Circle level and:

  • Annual meetings with Executive Director
  • 2 tickets to the WIF Annual Gala
  • 2 invitations to the WIF Oscar celebration

VISIONARY'S CIRCLE | $25,000+

Includes everything at the Benefactor’s Circle level and:

  • Opportunity to earmark support for a specific WIF program/initiative
  • Annual meeting with the Executive Director and Board President
  • 4 tickets to the WIF Annual Gala
  • 4 invitations to the WIF Oscar celebration

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 WIF Annual Gala
  • 4 general tickets to the WIF Annual Gala
  • 4 invitations to the WIF Oscar celebration