Women in Film and Television International

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Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) is a global network of some 37 Women In Film chapters worldwide with over 10,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media.


  • Enhance the international visibility of women in the entertainment industry
  • Facilitate and encourage communication and cooperation internationally
  • Develop bold international projects and initiatives
  • Stimulate professional development and global networking opportunities for women
  • Promote and support chapter development
  • Celebrate the achievements of women in all areas of the industry
  • Encourage diverse and positive representation of women in screen-based media worldwide


Women in Film was founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by Tichi Wilkerson Kassel.


Women in Film present annual awards at their Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards ceremonies. In 1988, they presented the Lillian Gish Award for excellence in episodic directing.

Women in Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund supports films by, for or about women.





  • Women in Film and Television Jamaica

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