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.[citation needed]


  • 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[citation needed]


Women in Film Los Angeles was founded in 1973 by Tichi Wilkerson Kassel. After several Women in Film organizations were established in a variety of cities around the globe, Women in Film and Television International WIFTI was organized in the mid-1990s.[1]


Women in Film-LA presents 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.

There are 22 affiliate organizations of WIFTI in the United States.[2] The Washington D.C. affiliate, Women in Film & Video, has presented Women of Vision awards annually since 1994 to honor creative and technical achievements of women in media.[3][4] Women in Film & Video has held a WIFV annual film festival.[5]

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  1. ^ "ABOUT WIFTI CHAPTERS". www.wiftichapters.org. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  2. ^ BOARD,TREASURER, CAROL SAVOIE-WBST ADMIN WIFTI. "Women In Film And Television International". www.wiftichapters.org. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  3. ^ Annual Women of Vision Awards program, Oct. 6, 2011, Rosslyn, Virginia
  4. ^ Women of Vision Awards at wifv.org
  5. ^ Hail, Carla (March 2, 1987). "She Is a Camera". Washington Post. 

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