Mentoring Program

The Q1 Application for the Women In Film 2018 Mentoring Program is now closed. Q2 will open in 2018.


Program Specifics

Mentees will be assigned to groups of eight within their field who will meet with two mentors, each of whom has significant experience within that field. Mentees will have six group meetings with Mentors within a twelve-month period. Dates and locations will be determined solely by Mentors. It is the responsibility of the Mentee to be available to attend meetings.

*Although there will be quarterly deadlines to apply to the circles, we may hold back accepted Mentees to begin later in the year to ensure their circle is as robust and cultivated to their needs as possible.

A highlight of the mentoring year is the Annual Speed Mentoring Event. Twenty hand-selected Mentees are invited to meet with some of the most successful Individuals in the business for five minutes at a time, to ask specific questions and take advice as they move from one Mentor to another.


In order to be eligible for the mentoring circles program, you must be an active member at the Associate Level or above. You can learn more about joining here.

Additional Info

The mission of the Women In Film Mentoring Program is to nurture emerging talent in the entertainment industry by connecting WIF members with established professionals who can offer advice and guidance. Mentees get the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the entertainment industry’s business practices and culture, focus their efforts, and hone skills. We feel strongly that mentoring is a crucial part of our mission, and that it is incumbent upon us to ensure that new generations of women in the film, television, and new media business are able to take advantage of the experiences of those who have gone before them.

The goal of the WIF Mentoring Circles is to establish a safe and open environment to discuss issues relating to career objectives. Mentors and Mentees are expected to maintain mutual respect, honesty, and confidentiality at all times.