Emerging Careers

WIF’s Emerging Careers program provides filmmakers with opportunities for early career advancement.

For decades, WIF has built a community among our members and beyond, programmed events to bring them together, and led workshops to help women build skills. Through public and accessible programming, WIF aims to continue fostering meaningful connections and creating opportunities for collaboration among new filmmakers. Additionally, we have revamped our INSIGHT program as part of Emerging Careers.

In 2018, WIF launched INSIGHT, an initiative for women of color filmmakers, to promote genuine representation in the entertainment business, and to expand the pipeline of access to more women of intersectional identities. In the first two cohorts, rising media creatives were supported by a network of advocates who provided mentorship and continuing education.

INSIGHT and its original objectives are now integrated into the Emerging Careers program.

The goals are to: 

  • Elevate historically underrepresented voices through our INSIGHT programs
  • Expand outreach to new communities to ensure that WIF reflects the world we aim to build, and continues to be anti-racist and inclusive of LGBTQ+ communities, affirms representation of disabled people, and supports people through and across generations, at all income levels, in front of and behind the camera. 
  • Reinvigorate WIF as a destination organization where emerging artists can make meaningful connections 
  • Produce programming that is responsive the community & building the skills they are asking for 

Click below to view our upcoming public events:


INSIGHT events are designed to uplift experiences and spaces for marginalized communities. Please use discretion and respect when registering.


Thanks to Lexus and Johnnie Walker for their support of this program.