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WIFT Finland announces new Executive Director

WIFT Finland announces new Executive Director

WIFT Finland announced that Reetta Ranta (MA) started in mid-January as the new Executive Director of the chapter. Reetta Ranta is a storyteller, executive coach, and media entrepreneur. Reetta has worked in various leadership roles over 25 years in media with several...

NYWIFT/BAM Science in Motion Screening Series

NYWIFT/BAM Science in Motion Screening Series

In a new partnership, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) are thrilled to present a collection of groundbreaking contemporary films that delve into science and technology in the modern world. These urgent documentaries...

WIFTI Announces New Board Of Directors

WIFTI Announces New Board Of Directors

To herald in the new year, WIFTI is delighted to welcome the new Board of Directors! These accomplished professionals bring a wealth of experience, diversity, and passion to further the mission of empowering and championing women in the film and television industry....

HerArts Film Lab Accepting Submissions Now

HerArts Film Lab Accepting Submissions Now

HerArts Film Lab, an international script development lab for women and non-binary filmmakers, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2024 edition. It will run from April 29, 2024 to May 5, 2024 in Paestum, in the southern Italian region of Campania. The lab is...

Power to Transform’s Global Forum for Women

Power to Transform’s Global Forum for Women

Power To Transform announced that the Global Forum for Women will once again take place during the Berlinale 2024! Power To Transform Chairwomen Barbara Rohm & Yvonne de Andrés share: “We have fond memories of the last forum, in which 59 organisations from 29...

Women in Film Botswana attends Scriptwriting Workshop

Women in Film Botswana attends Scriptwriting Workshop

The founders of Women in Film Guild Botswana, Serena Serene Mmifinyana and Nikita Neo Mokgware are currently attending a screenwriting program by The Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust in Lagos, Nigeria. The workshop is a training program...

Watch the 2023 WIFTI Panels

Watch the 2023 WIFTI Panels

WIFTI organised the 2023 Summit in cooperation and by the invitation of WIFT Finland and WIFT Sweden with WIFT Finland in charge of the event production. The WIFTI Helsinki Summit 2023 was supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Finnish Film Foundation,...

Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Screen Sector

Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Screen Sector

After the WIFTI Summit in Helsinki, Women in Film and Television International welcomes Dr. Susan Liddy as its new President and Chair of WFT Ireland. During the event, Dr. Liddy took the stage to the stage to share an important message that reflects WIFTI's mission...

Welcome to the WIFTI Summit 2023!

Welcome to the WIFTI Summit 2023!

Welcome to the WIFTI Summit 2023!  We look forward to a weekend of creative exchange, WIF LA's 50-year anniversary celebration, and the awarding of the WIFTI Peace Prize. Check out our program below. The events on Saturday and Sunday will be live-streamed on the WIFTI...

WIFTI x Cannes

WIFTI x Cannes

WIFTI x Cannes 2023We are delighted to meet our global community at Cannes Film Festival 2023!  Also, come along to Collectif 50/50's events!  

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Early Bird Registrations

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Early Bird Registrations

WIFTI Summit 2023 - Early Bird RegistrationsThe WIFTI Summit is a bi-annual event dedicated to our inspiring global community. This year, we are making our way to beautiful Finland and meet at Hanaholmen just outside Helsinki. For two days, we will be discussing...

March 8 Short Film Showcase

March 8 Short Film Showcase

Enjoy the longest March 8 with WIFTI! International Women's Day is our annual reminder to renew and reinforce our fight for intersectional justice. We stand with everyone who faces discrimination caused by capitalist patriarchy and use our voices to shape public...

WIFT International on various events in Berlin

WIFT International on various events in Berlin

WIFTI x Berlinale 2023For the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market 2023, WIFTI will be hosting, co-hosting and supporting several events. After three years of not meeting in-person in Berlin, we are looking forward to reconnecting with...

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Save The Date

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Save The Date

WIFTI Summit 2023 - Save The Date  "WIFTI Helsinki Summit 2023 - Facing the Future" takes place in Hanasaari cultural center and conference hotel in the inner city archipelago of Helsinki.   It is a two-day event bringing together Wiftians from all over the world,...

Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch On December 12, 2022 we are hosting the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch event for the first time. Every member of any WIFT chapter is invited to join online and watch our sisters that will present their projects to the jury. Find the public...

Submissions for March 8 Short Film Showcase

Submissions for March 8 Short Film Showcase

Submissions open for March 8 Short Film Showcase     To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2023 we will host our annual, 48h-long March 8 Short Film Showcase!     Every WIFT Chapter is invited to contribute with one short film of max. 8 minutes to be part...

Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection

Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection

Join us for the first webinar of our series "Art of Sustainability"As part of WIFTI's new series 'Art of Sustainability - A Global Reflection', WIFTI President Helene Granqvist will be in conversation with Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, Canada and independent producer...

WIFT International announces new President

WIFT International announces new President

WIFTI announces new presidentOn Thursday 17 November Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) announced the election of a new President following a meeting of the Board of Directors. Chair of WFT Ireland, Dr. Susan Liddy, will step into the role that has...

Invitation to all member networks for WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

Invitation to all member networks for WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

Invitation to all member networks for WIFTI Worldwide Pitch  WIFTI WORLDWIDE PITCHDedicated to the impact of our global communityBased on the belief of making us all love & liveIn a peaceful environment   WIFTI hereby invites every chapter worldwide to...

WIFTI Worldwide Webinars and We Are Warming Up

WIFTI Worldwide Webinars and We Are Warming Up

WIFTI Worldwide Webinars in collaboration with We Are Warming Up We are stoked about this collaboration between our WIFTI Worldwide webinars and Warming Up Storylab to continue our focus on climate change and the film world. "It's an exciting opportunity for our...

Series of Workshops in Collaboration with Netflix

Series of Workshops in Collaboration with Netflix

Autumn Programme of WIFTI Worldwide Webinars in collaboration with Netflix  We are excited about a new collaboration with Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity which gives us the opportunity to run a series of industry workshops this autumn. The workshops will...

New Board elected

New Board elected

New WIFTI Board elected on August 22  We are delighted to introduce the new WIFTI Board to you, which was elected at the General Assembly on August 22. For the first time in WIFTI history, we are represented on all six continents, a big moment for our network!...

WIFTI Summit 2022

WIFTI Summit 2022

THRIVE at WIFTI Summit 2022Celebrating the Women in Film & Television International’s 25 year anniversary, the 2022 WIFTI Summit will take place as an online event happening from Lagos/Nigeria on August 30th and 31st, 2022. This year’s WIFTI summit is the first...

Collaborative Video Project for WIFTI Summit 2022

Collaborative Video Project for WIFTI Summit 2022

Collaborative Video Project for WIFTI Summit 2022  As our WIFTI Summit is coming up and we are celebrating 25 years of Women in Film and Television groups around the world, all chapters in the WIFTI network (paid-up members or not) are invited to participate in a...

IMDb Pro Webinar Event

IMDb Pro Webinar Event

IMDb Pro Webinar Event on July 12   IMDbPro is excited to host a webinar for exclusive Affiliate Program members, which all paid-up WIFT chapters belong to. This is the first webinar in 2022 where IMDbPro are inviting multiple guilds as a part of the Affiliate Program...

WIFTI General Assembly 2022

WIFTI General Assembly 2022

WIFTI General Assembly 2022  Call for the WIFT International General Assembly Date: August 22, 2022 Time: 2pm Pacific Time US (Aug 22) 10pm West Africa Time (Aug 22) 11pm Central European Time (Aug 22) 9am New Zealand Standard Time (Aug 23)   Agenda: 0....

A letter from Ukrainian producer Aleksandra Kostina

A letter from Ukrainian producer Aleksandra Kostina

A letter from Ukrainian producer Aleksandra Kostina To be a filmmaker you need a lot of grit, consistency, and hard work to create and tell great stories in a powerful way that resonates with an audience, using all available resources to bring your idea to life. To be...

Presidents Call June 2022

Presidents Call June 2022

Presidents Call: Who can we be for each other in times of crisis? A kind invitation to all our WIFT Presidents, Executive Directors and Leaders to join us for the next Presidents Call on   June 15th 10.30am-11.30am Pacific Time 1.30pm-2.30pm Eastern Time...

This was WIFTI x Cannes 2022

This was WIFTI x Cannes 2022

This was WIFTI x Cannes 2022!  Thanks to all who joined us at our various events during Cannes Film Festival 2022, it was fantastic to see you and catch up, share stories and experience, and gather our collective strength!  

IMDbPro Roadshow Follow-up

IMDbPro Roadshow Follow-up

IMDbPro Roadshow Follow-upThank you to all who attended the IMDbPro Roadshow on 4/28/22! Please find the follow-up materials here with a breakdown of the items discussed in more detail. As a WITI member, you are eligible to receive a 30% discount off your monthly or...

Join us in Cannes!

Join us in Cannes!

Join us this month for two events at the Cannes Film Festival! You can meet WIFT representatives from our global community during two events in Cannes. The annual WIFT panel, organised by WIFT Israel, takes place on May 20th and our grand WIFTI reception takes place...

A letter from Russia

A letter from Russia

A letter from RussiaHi from nowhere, my name Maria Kuvshinova, before Feb 24 I used to be a Russian film critic and a cofounder of a feminist cinema web site which is now frozen or even closed (I really don’t know). I see no use (and no right) in covering Russian...

Update on WIFTI Summit 2022

Update on WIFTI Summit 2022

August 30th, 31st 2022 · WIFTI Summit 2022Celebrating Women in Film & Television International’s 25 year anniversary, the 2022 WIFTI Summit will take place as an online event happening from Lagos/Nigeria on August 30th and 31st, 2022. This year’s WIFTI summit is...

Dear Filmmakers All Over The World

Dear Filmmakers All Over The World

Dear Filmmakers All Over The WorldWe are all shocked by Russia's brutal attack on independent Ukraine, but our indignation should be backed up by concrete, responsible help for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers. Poland has become a natural place of refuge for many of...

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar with WIFT Bhutan

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar with WIFT Bhutan

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar in collaboration with WIFT BhutanWomen filmmakers make up only a tiny percentage of the whole industry in Bhutan; they are also less visible and marginalized within a male-dominated field. Being Bhutan’s first female director, Karma Deki faced...

Excellence in Craft on International Women’s Day 2022

Excellence in Craft on International Women’s Day 2022

Excellence in Craft with WIFT Australia on International Women's Day 2022 Excellence in Craft is back in 2022 with a Mexican bang! (Watch out, new date!) In this masterclass we'll meet with Argentinian/Australian Leticia Cáceres who is a writer and director for both...

Annual WIFTI Event @Berlinale

Annual WIFTI Event @Berlinale

Annual WIFTI Event @Berlinale 2022Humor is an essential part of the most successful content of the film and TV industry. To laugh is a lot of fun. It unites people, it gives audiences a great time. However – to create great humor isn’t always a walk in the park. To be...

Announcement: WIFTI Summit 2022 in Nigeria

Announcement: WIFTI Summit 2022 in Nigeria

WIFTI Summit 2022 to take place in NigeriaCelebrating the Women in Film & Television International 25 years anniversary, the 2022 WIFTI Summit will take place in Nigeria this August. Nigeria has a population of 200 million people, 371 tribes, 36 states and with...

WIFTI Members enjoy 30% discount on IMDb Pro

WIFTI Members enjoy 30% discount on IMDb Pro

WIFTI Members enjoy 30% discount on IMDb Pro tools!We are delighted to have established a partnership with the IMDb Pro Affiliate Programme! This partnership gives all WIFT International members a 30% discount on IMDb Pro and its amazing tools for finding contacts,...

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainable Wardrobe and Set

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainable Wardrobe and Set

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar with Bunny Yan in conversation with Imogen RossWIFTI Sustainability Conversation #2: Sustainable Wardrobe & Set - Tips & Tricks that will save you money & the environment December 2, 9am CET / 6pm AEST / 7pm AEDT Join us for this...