RESOURCES FOR WOMEN IN FILM
ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP GET HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED CREATIVES HIRED
5050by2020 is an intersectional initiative of the Time’s Up movement incubated at the Center for Cultural Power. We empower artists and storytellers to change the game in Hollywood and beyond, with an emphasis on supporting transgender, disabled, sex worker and undocumented writers working in television and film.
A movement dedicated to inclusion and accessibility of people with disabilities in mass media and entertainment.
ADVOCATES FOR INCLUSION MEDIA
Advocates for Inclusion in Media is a group of leaders working to create environments that allow underrepresented people feel comfortable communicating their positive and negative experiences, failures, successes and their solutions for navigating a career in the media industry.
ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN FILM COMPOSERS
We are a community of composers and colleagues who strive to support and celebrate the work of women composers through advocacy and education. This visibility is important to herald in equality amongst our industry and bring diverse voices to film, television, video games and multimedia projects.
The Art House Convergence is an association dedicated to advancing excellence and sustainability in community-based, mission-driven media exhibition. Each year our annual conference, regional seminars, and programs provide networking opportunities, educational resources, and define best practices for hundreds of theaters and festivals.
ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY
Founded in 1976, the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) is one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the promotion and education of film in the United States. Enriching the community through screenings, classes, workshops and other events year-round, the chief operation of ATLFS is the Academy-Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival.
BLUE COLLAR POST COLLECTIVE
The Blue Collar Post Collective is an accessible and focused grassroots initiative supporting
emerging talent in post production worldwide. By making education and mentorship opportunities accessible, we make the motion picture industry more accessible and inclusive.
CHICANA DIRECTOR'S INITIATIVE
CDI creates a solid foundation of Latina Directors and Latina DPs and successfully immerse the members into sustainable careers in the entertainment industry with fair representation and equal pay.
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
By emailing or following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @chickeneggpics!
Founded in 2003, Cinefemme is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship, project support, mentorship, community and other programs for diverse women, female-identifying and non-binary filmmakers and key creatives.
We are a group of cinematographers who identify as female whose work spread across narrative, documentary, music video and commercial genres.
CreativeChaos vmg was founded in 2010 with the intention of creating media that challenges conventional norms, embraces provocative ideas and tackles systemic inequities. We believe firmly that through art, entertainment, and the craft of great story telling, we can move the dial on cultural conversation.
DIVAS WITH DISABILITIES
DWD mission is reshape what disability looks like by promoting Black and Brown women and girls with physical disabilities through various media platforms. OUR VISION: To see more Black and Brown women and girls with physical disabilities reflected throughout mass media.
Film Fatales is a 501(c)3 non profit which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non binary feature film and television directors nationwide, raising the visibility of underrepresented voices and expanding the talent pool for industry decision makers looking to hire closer to parity.
The Film Lab(TM) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic parity in film and television programming. Through our education and outreach programming, we provide seminars, screenings, opportunities to workshop scripts, and the 72 Hour Shootout (TM), an annual, high-profile filmmaking competition.
Email Secretary, Daryl King and/or Deputy Secretary Kathleen Boddington at for more information or to get involved!
FREE THE WORK
FREE THE WORK is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to identifying systemic inequalities in film, television, advertising, + media, and finding actionable solutions to expand access for underrepresented creators. The mission is supported by FREE THE WORK's curated talent-discovery platform.
GETTING PLAYED: Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards
Getting Played symposia are annual events that attempt to dismantle rampant employment discrimination in the entertainment industry and honor those whose less visible acts evolve for the better the media that shape so much of who we are. By putting leaders of diverse expertise into conversation, these symposia develop coalitions to usher in equity.
HAWAI'I WOMEN IN FILMMAKING
Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to achieving intersectional gender equity in filmmaking. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking.
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE OF FEMALE CINEMATOGRAPHERS
The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is a collective of professional female cinematographers from around the US and the world, who provide each other with community support and industry advocacy. Their searchable online database of members acts as a resource for those seeking to diversify their hiring pool.
LATINO FILMMAKERS NETWORK
Latino Filmmakers Network mission is to connect, inspire, educate and create opportunities for the Latino community while also promoting diversity and inclusion in the Entertainment industry. Our mission is also to bridge the gap within our community and create power in unity and to define the American Latino voice.
Level Forward develops, produces, finances and distributes high quality media with Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning producers. We extend the influence and opportunity of creative excellence to lift new voices by incorporating equity and accountability early in the process, and creating story-driven, impact-minded results of financial and social value.
LOS ANGELES WOMEN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE
Our mission is connect people who identify as women across all filmmaking disciplines - fostering relationships and creating more equitable opportunities. We hire each other, we mentor each other, we advocate for each other, we share our resources and experiences, knowing there is room enough for all of us in this rising tide.
MEDIA ACCESS AWARDS
The Media Access Awards works towards a more accurate and inclusive portrayal of disability in media and the employment of people with disabilities in front and behind the cameras.
Moms-in-Film is a bi-coastal non-profit dedicated to energizing careers in film and television by providing community, funding, and advocacy. We provide tax-deductible concierge services for sourcing and enrolling in family services during a production schedule. Parents can benefit from our fleet of services.
Reach Out Today! Interested in starting a chapter? Looking for volunteer or internship opportunities? Curious about sponsorships? And, oh yes, we're quite social on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud @momsinfilm
NYC WOMEN FILMMAKERS
NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for inclusion and amplification of underrepresented filmmakers of all trades, experience, and background. NYCWF members meet in person and online to exchange knowledge, foster collaboration, share resources, and support each other’s work.
Email us or contact us through your preferred platform at https://nycwomenfilmmakers.org/contact/
New YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION (NYWIFT)
NYWIFT advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
re:imagine/ATL connects youth with resources and mentors to amplify their voices in media.
Through our in-school and mobile programming, youth have the opportunity to explore film, music, podcasting and more.
Executive Director, Kimberlin Bolton,
RespectAbility is a nonprofit that fights stigmas and advances opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community by promoting diverse, authentic and accurate portrayals; identifying and promoting best practices in education, employment, civic engagement and access; and strengthening a talent pipeline.
We are a barrier-free script database connecting buyers and writers.
Seed&Spark connects people through stories that matter. Since 2012, their platform has helped thousands of pioneering storytellers take control of their creative careers via story-centric crowdfunding, educational and community events, and distribution programs that cultivate a culture of sustainability, equity and inclusion.
Visit our website (seedandspark.com), reach out to us on social media (@seedandspark) or attend one of our 100+ free creator events around the country each year.
SUPERFEST DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL
Superfest celebrates cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds.
Join our mailing list: https://longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu/join-email-list
Or reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The FilmmakeHERS is a bicoastal community of female-identifying filmmakers, founded by Stacie Capone in 2014. Its mission is to educate, support and foster collaboration among multidisciplinary film & television creators. Monthly salons are held in NYC and LA.
THE WRITERS LAB
A screenwriting development Contest and Lab that supports women screenwriters over 40 with a yearly 4-day retreat for 12 writers.
TRANSGENDER TALENT LLC
Transgender Talent, LLC, is a small, boutique talent management company. We manage those that are transgender or nonbinary, for all of the USA, and elsewhere. We provide a place to find people willing to be themselves in the public eye, such as actors, comedians and models. We also list others with skills behind the scenes as well.
WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD
Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry. On a daily basis, Women and Hollywood sets the standard, defines the conversation, fuels coverage, and reinforces messages throughout the specialized and mainstream media to call for gender parity.
WE ARE MOVING STORIES
We are the world's biggest online community and platform for new voices in film with over 2,500 contributors and more than 50% women filmmakers - an industry record.
c/o Founder and EP: Dr Carmela Baranowska ()
WOMEN OF COLOR UNITE
Women of Color Unite (WOCU) is a LA-based social action and non-profit organization, a collective of over 1000 members, that focuses on remedying the inequities that face Women of Color in today’s entertainment and media industries. We stand for hiring parity, fair treatment, and providing resources to Women of Color content creators industry-wide.
WOMEN IN MEDIA (WiM)
Women In Media seeks to promote gender balance in the film and entertainment industries through networking, professional development, and advocacy for women who work above and below the line and the people who love to collaborate with them.
WOMEN'S VOICES NOW
Women’s Voices Now is a non profit organization that promotes, produces, and shares social-change films that move audiences from empathy to action on women’s and girls’ rights issues, bridging the gap between filmmakers and agents of social change.
WOMEN'S WEEKEND FILM CHALLENGE
Women's Weekend Film Challenge works for gender equity by creating opportunities for women to bring their leadership, talents and stories to the forefront of the film industry. WWFC places professional filmmakers on crews to write, shoot and edit a short film in one weekend, helping participants network and tell women's stories on screen.
Sign up on Women's Weekend Film Challenge's email list at womensweekendfilmchallenge.com to be notified when applications are available for the next challenge and to receive general updates. Follow WWFC on Instagram (@womensweekendfilmchallenge), Twitter (@WWfilmchallenge) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/womensweekendfilmchallenge/). To contact WWFC, visit womensweekendfilmchallenge.com/contact.