Women's Film and Video Groups
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Bay Area Women in Film and Television
3288 21st Street #72
San Fransisco, CA 94110
Description: BAWIFT began as Cinema Chicks in February 2001 and is now a community of over 600 women mediamakers from all over Northern California. Actively provides networking, education and volunteer events for over 1,000 women media makers in the Bay Area.
Belly Girl Films, Inc.
P. O. Box 1727
Brewster, MA 02631-7727
Voicemail: Toll-free 1-866-235-8397
Description: The independent production company of media artist Rebecca M. Alvin. Work includes films, videos, and multimedia programs that focus on people living outside the Mainstream.
Birds Eye View Film Festival
Birds Eye View
Unit 306 Aberdeen Centre
22-24 Highbury Grove
London N5 2EA
Description: Film is the most powerful meduim of our time, but only 7% of diurectors are women. Birds Eye View brings you the new generation of talented women filmmakers from across the globe.
Centro Cineclubista de São Paulo – CESISP
Rua Augusta, 1239 - conjunto 13/14
São Paulo – SP
Description: cinema club that exhibits, thinks and discusses cinema through gender perspectives, the movies are either by woman directors or women’s stories and issues are the main theme of the movies. Every second Saturday of the month at 18h30, free entry. Became a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) in 2008.
6 East 39th St., Suite 1200
New York, NY 20016-0112
Description: Grassroots, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that supports and encourages women in the film and entertainment industry.
Davis Feminist Film Festival
Description: A grassroots festival of short films featuring local, national, and international filmmakers side by side. Mixing narrative, documentary, and experimental styles, the films highlight perspectives and issues that are too often missing from mainstream media.
Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino (FEMINA)
FEMINA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 24/703A
Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Description: the culture and citizenship institute Femina organizes the yearly film festival to promote the diffusion of gender, social and racial equality. The festival shows films directed by women worldwide.
Festival International de films de Femmes
Maison des Arts de Creteil
Place Salvador Allende
Telephone: 33-0-1 49 80 38 98
Fax: 33-0-1 43 99 04 10
901 Mission Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
Description: Formerly Women's Educational Media, GrounfSpark produces and distributes documentary films and videos that offer a perspective on how economic and social justice can be achieved and to inspire diverse audiences to put their beliefs into action.
International Black Women's Film Festival
Contact: Adrienne Anderson, founder and director
Description: Out of her love for film, Adrienne Anderson, established the festival because so many people were unaware of black women filmmakers. Also, films starring actresses of African descent or directed, produced or written by women of African descent can be submitted on the website.
International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund & Cologne
International Women's Film Festival Dortumund & Cologne
c/o Kulturbüro der Stadt Dortmund
Telephone: +49 231 5025 162
Fax: +49 231 5025 734
Description: Unique in Germany, the IWFF provides a platform for the presentation of the latest film developments and trends as they relate to women working in all areas of film production. Not just women film directors but women cinematographers, film-music composers and other women filmmakers are given an opportunity to showcase their latest work.
Lunafest: Short Films By, For, About Women
Description: LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues, and support worthy women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada
MadCat Women's International Film Festival
575 Pierce Street #606
San Francisco, CA 94117
Description: MadCat highlights cutting-edge experimental and independent films and videos by women directors from around the globe. The festival seeks work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual storytelling.
Movies By Women
Contact: Tara Veneruso, director
Email: form on website
Description: Site includes information and statistics on women directors, director interviews, and a job board. Purpose is to increase number, awareness, and audience of/for women directors and women directed films.
New Directions for Women
A Morris County NOW
Morris County NOW
PO Box 394
Morristown, NJ 07960
Description: Morris County NOW has had a regularly scheduled TV program since August of 1994. We are all volunteers from the chapter. Our show is seen in a large chunk of New Jersey as well as throughout Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, it's seen on the educational channel; in New Jersey, on public access stations. We currently have 117 half-hour programs in our library.
New Mexico Women in Film
PO Box 33351
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Email: "Contact us" on website
Description: NMWIF is a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in the film and television industry through mentorship, networking, education and community service. They have produced PSAs, send monthly newsletters, have a writers group in addition to many other projects.
New York Women in Film and Television
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016-0112
Contact: Terry Lawler, Exec. Director
Telephone: 212-679-0870 (ext. 24)
Email: Hawler[no.spam*]nywift.org, info[no.spam*]nywift.org
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)
59 Cook Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Description: QWOCMAP creates, exhibits and distributes new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color and address the vital social justice issues that concern multiple communities. Also provides professional training, equipment, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community.
Reel Women Videos and Productions
8 Hayloft Lane
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Description: Reel Women produces books, DVDs and lectures that illuminate the history of women filmmakers.
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
421 S. Tejon, Suite 333
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact: Linda B. Broker, Festival Director
Description: Dedicated to celebrating the drive, diversity and siprit of women by profiling works by and about women.
SHASHAT‘s Annual Women’s Film Festival in Palestine
HSBC Building, 3rd floor
Tel: (972) 2 297 3336
Fax: (972) 2 297 3338
Description: The festival is the only ongoing annual women’s film festival in the entire Arab world. It showcases the creativity of Palestinian, Arab, and international women filmmakers. The Women‘s Film Festival was first held in 2005, and has continued annually through the preceding years up until the present.
Sisters in Cinema
Description: Sisters in Cinema is a website created for black women filmmakers as a resource. It includes a list of African American Women Feature Film Directors.
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
PO Box 984 Station C
St. John's, NL A1C 5M3
Telephone: (1) 709 754 3141
Fax: (1) 709 754 0049
Description: This week-long screening series of 50-70 works by women directors, producers and writers also features a workshop/seminar series (for filmmakers, the general public and youth), industry forum, galas, receptions and other networking events.
Through Women's Eyes
Gulf Coast Chapter
US National Committee for UNIFEM
P.O. Box 4102
Sarasota, FL 34230
Description: Through Women's Eyes is a week long presentation of independent documentaries and short films by women directors that increase the awareness of the lives of women throughout the world.
291, Rue St.-Vallier Est, bur. 104
Quebec, G1K 3P5
Description: Video Femmes is a center which independently produces films and videos and also acts as a distribution center in Quebec City since 1974. You may view, rent or buy productions covering a wide range of subjects pertaining to the lives of women: health, violence, history, culture, society, sexuality, aboriginal women.
Women in Cinema Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Description: International film festival in Seattle focusing on women in cinema.
Women in Film and Television- Atlanta
PO Box 52726
Atlanta, GA 30355
Email: form on website
Description: Supports and networks women in film, television, and new media.
Women in Film and Television- Dallas
5930 Royal Lane St E, PMB 236
Dallas, TX 75230
Description: Supports and networks women in film, television, and new media.
Women in Film and Television International
6 East 39th Street
New York, New York 10016
Description: A global network dedicated to the advancement of women in film, video and other forms of screen based media through professional development.
Women in Film and Video
3628 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Telephone: 202-429-WIFV (9438)
Contact: Melissa Houghton, Executive Director
Description: Dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, multimedia and related disciplines.
Women in Film and Video- Maryland
P.O. Box 1622
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Description: Educating, mentoring, and promoting individuals in radio, film/video, television, multi-media and related disciplines.
Women in Film & Video - New England
516 E. 2nd Street, Unite #26
South Boston, MA 02127
Description: Dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video and new media industries.
Women in Film & Television, Toronto
110 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 2Y1
Telephone: 416-322-3430 ext. 221
Description: A nonprofit organization that helps members in film, television, and digital media build, advance, and sustain their careers nationally, and internationally.
Women In Film: Los Angeles
6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Description: Founding chapter of Women In Film, an international networking and resource organization that fosters the professional and creative development of women in film, television, and new media.
Women Make Movies
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS
New York, NY 10013
Description: Women Make Movies is a national nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to the production, distribution, and exhibition of films and videotapes by and about women.
Women Make Waves Film & Video Festival
3F, No. 16, Lane 10, Xingcheng St
Datong District, Taipei City 10355
Telephone: (886) 2 2557 5227
Fax: (886) 2 2552 9728
Description: The largest of its kind in Asia, Taiwan's annual Women Make Waves (WMW) Film and Video Festival screens around 100 films by international and local female directors, with themes including women's health and body, queer issues, animation and experimental films. Recently, a new section was added that allows films with women-oriented issues that are directed by men to be screened. WMW aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women’s lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By including a wide range of genres, issues, and representation of women, the Festival seeks to present women directors’ survival
Women's Film Institute
2721 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Description: Mission is to support, promote and celebrate films directed by women by providing and increasing exhibition opportunities for female film directors to showcase their work, as well as offering low-cost educational programs, film training, and more. wisdom and resisting power into a creative.
Women's Film Festival In Seoul
302, Seojun Building
1431-9 Seocho 1-dong, Seocho-gu
Web site: http://www.wffis.or.kr
Description: WFFIS has contributed to filming in Asia by introducing film made about women and by women with female points of view representing the world through film.
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