Women in Film and Television International
Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) is a global network of non-profit membership chapters. Established in 1997, WIFTI is 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 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.
Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) is a "global network comprised of over forty 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 digital media." The organization was founded in 1973 in Los Angeles by Tichi Wilkerson Kassel and grew quickly worldwide, hosting their first Women in Film and Television International World Summit in New York City in September 1997.
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|Africa||WIFT South Africa||2005|
|Asia & India||WIFT Mumbai|
|Pacific Islands||WIFT NZ||1993||Vicki Jackways||[3a]|
|Europe||WIFT Finland||2014||Elina Knihtilä|
|WFTV United Kingdom||1989||1990||Liz Tucker||[2a]|
|WIFT Greece||1973||Olympia Mytilinaiou|
|WIF Czech Republic|
|South America||WIFT Brazil|
|Latin American & Caribbean||Dominican Republic|
|WIFT (Mexico)||2002||Concepción Tabaoada|
|Canada||WIFT Alberta||Susan Feddema-Leonard|
|WIFT Atlantic||-||2009||Kimberlee McTaggart|
|WIFT Montreal||1991||Brigitte Monneau|
|WIFT Toronto||1984||Karen Bruce|
|WIFTV Vancouver||1989||Sarah Kalil (2017-19)|
|United States||WIFT Atlanta||LaRonda Sutton|
|BAWIFT San Francisco||2001||2003||Soumyaa Kapil Behrens|
|WIF Chicago||Carrie Hunter|
|WIF Dallas||1984||Alicia Pascual|
|KCWIFT (Kansas City)||Laurie Crawford (2017 19)|
|WIF Los Angeles||1977||1997||[1a]|
|WIF Las Vegas||2002||2004||Phyllis Cesare-Taie (Founder)|
|MNWIFT (Minnesota)||2012?||Joanne Liebeler (2016-17)|
|WIFT Nashville||Lynda Evjen|
|WIFV New England||1981||2005?|
|NMWIF Santa Fe||Christine McHugh|
|NYWIFT New York||1977||Simone Pero (2017-18)|
|WIF & Media Pittsburgh||2007||Roxana Gilani|
|WIF-PDX Portland||Lisa Miyamoto|
|WIF Seattle||Lisa B. Hammond|
|WIFV Washington D.C.||1979||Carletta S Hurt||[1b]|
|Women in Film Utah||2010||Susan McEvoy (2017- )|
|WIFM Tennessee||Roxanna 'Roxie" Green|
|WIFT Palm Springs||2001||2010|
|WIFT Florida||Nancy McBride|
|WIFT Louisiana||Carol Bidault de l'Isle|
|WIFT Houston||Trish Rigdon|
- 1. 1a WIF Los Angeles — Official Website: WomenInFilm.org
- — see also, Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
- ... 1b WIFV Washington D.C. — Women in Film & Video-DC Women of Vision Awards
- — The founders include Ginny Durrin, Judy Herbert, Sharon Ferguson, Christine Brim, Jan Hatcher, Norma Davidoff, Pat McMurray, Catherine Anderson, Lauren Versel, Michal Carr, Elise Reeder, and Polly Krieger.
- 2. 2a WFTV United Kingdom — Official Website: |WFTV UK
- 3. 3a WIFT NZ — Official Website: WIFT NZ
- History of WIFT in NZ, researched and written by Helen Martin, traces the history of Women in Film and Television, from the establishment of WIF in Los Angeles in 1973, through the founding of WIFT Wellington in 1994, to the 10th anniversary of WIFT Auckland in 2005. 
- 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. — since 2004
- There are 22 affiliate organizations of WIFTI in the United States. 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. Women in Film & Video has held a WIFV annual film festival.
- Women In Film & Television Short Film Showcase, or WIFTI Short-Case, is a demonstration of WIFTI members' creativity, vision, and artistry. — since 2004
- Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
- Women in Film & Video-DC Women of Vision Awards
- New York Women in Film & Television
- Women in Film and Television (South Africa)
- UK Women in Film and Television Awards
- "Women in Film and Television International - About Us". WIFTI. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "About WIFTI Chapters". www.wiftichapters.org. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
- "Mission". Women in Film and Television International. Women in Film and Television International. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Overview". Women in Film and Television International. Women in Film and Television International. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "Chapters". Women in Film and Television International. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Other Chapters". Women In Film Los Angeles. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Chapters". WIFT Australia. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- "What We Do". WIFT WA. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- "History". WIFV Washington D.C. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
In 1979, Ginny Durrin sent a letter to women she knew working in media inviting them to a meeting at her house. [...] Among the women involved in the first year were: Ginny Durrin, Judy Herbert, Sharon Ferguson, Christine Brim, Jan Hatcher, Norma Davidoff, Pat McMurray, Catherine Anderson, Lauren Versel, Michal Carr, Elise Reeder, and Polly Krieger.
- "History". Women in Film & TV (UK). Retrieved May 21, 2018.
In 1989, a group of women came together for the first WFTV (UK) meeting. A mix of executives, creatives and performers, they included Lynda La Plante, Norma Heyman, Jenne Casarroto, Dawn French, Joan Collins and Janet Street-Porter. [...] They resolved to take positive action and follow in the footsteps of organisations in Los Angeles and New York City established in the '70s to support women working in the film and TV industries. [...] In 1990, the first Women in Film awards ceremony was held to recognise the achievements of some of the most successful women the industry could boast. Twenty-five years on, the WFTV Awards is the largest annual celebration of women working in film, TV and digital media in the UK.
- Helen, Martin. "FROM THE VAULT - A History of Women in Film and Television in New Zealand" (PDF). WIFT NZ. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 8, 2018). "Women In Film LA Unveils 32nd Annual Film Finishing Fund Recipients". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- BOARD,TREASURER, CAROL SAVOIE-WBST ADMIN WIFTI. "Women In Film And Television International". www.wiftichapters.org. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
- Annual Women of Vision Awards program, Oct. 6, 2011, Rosslyn, Virginia
- Women of Vision Awards at wifv.org
- Hail, Carla (March 2, 1987). "She Is a Camera". Washington Post.
- "Short Film Showcase". WIFTI. 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- "Past Events". WIFTI. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- "WIFTI Summits". WIFTIchapters.org. Retrieved May 22, 2018.