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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

PLAN LIKE A BOSS

Retirement Planning for the Independent Contractor
Tuesday, September 21st • 6:00pm - 7:00pm (PT)
FREE for Everyone •
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Women are at risk of living in poverty during our retirement years because, on average, we earn less than our male counterparts. Start planning now, learn best practices and what to do first, and find out how to plan for a secure and worry-free retirement. Bring questions!

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SEPTEMBER VIRTUAL SOCIAL

A FREE Virtual Event for MEMBERS ONLY
Mon
day, September 27th • 7:30pm - 9:00pm (PT)
On a new, experimental platform called Wonder

A virtual networking event to connect with other WIFSFBA members. Chat, mingle and connect on a new experimental platform that promises an informal and unexpected experience.
** Join from a laptop or desktop computer only. **

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Hear about the “Scene in San Francisco”
$600K tax incentive program for productions shooting in San Francisco.


Topics include:


  • San Francisco as a filming destination

  • Tax incentive programs for filming in San Francisco

  • The Film Space Grant that supports local projects

  • Opportunities for film training and economic opportunities through community engagement

  • Obtaining production permits for your San Francisco shoot

  • And more!


The San Francisco Film Commission works to develop, recognize and promote film activities in San Francisco. It works to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco.


As in previous Conversations & Connections events, members will have the opportunity to attend smaller group discussions, and will be able to drop in and out of Zoom rooms at will. Hang out in our WIFchat virtual lounge and/or join our mini-forum breakout sessions.


About Susannah G. Robbins

Susannah Greason Robbins has been the Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Commission since September 2010. Ms. Robbins worked in various areas of filming, as an assistant producer at Saatchi & Saatchi DFS Compton, NY, associate producer and researcher for documentaries on The American Masters Series, and as a location scout and location manager of many feature films in the Bay Area during the 1990s, including the Joy Luck Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack, Flubber, Patch Adams and Bicentennial Man.


As Executive Director of Film SF, Susannah strives to bring more production to San Francisco to help create local jobs and highlight the beauty of the City.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2021 (PT)
6:30pm - 8:30pm

SAVE THE DATE

WIFSFBA's Script Incubator Presents COCKTAIL TABLE READ

Thursday, November 11, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (PT)

A FREE virtual event
Open to non-members

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Please RSVP after October 11
, 2021

NOVEMBER VIRTUAL SOCIAL

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (PT)

A FREE members-only event
*Click to become a member*

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RSVP after October 16
, 2021

Fair Use | Copyright Law In Film & Media with JACK LERNER

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: TBD

FREE for members
$10 non-members

More Info Coming Soon
Register after November 2, 2021

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

A Fall 2021 round-up of WIFSFBA member achievements,
acknowledgments, and what’s coming up on the horizon.

Click here to see the announcement or see below for individual projects.

EMMY® WINNERS

Liz Canning
Global Mosiac: Could Empowering Girls Transform the World?

Cynthia Abbott
Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change

CONTEST WINNERS

Nil Unerdem Riedmiller
Songs of Selale
(previously titled Settling Sounds)

Carol Lee Hall
The Angry Angels of Chinatown

NOTABLE SELECTION

Dani Milton
Morien and the Black Knights

FILM PREMIERE

Cindy Maram
Women Is Losers

PROJECTS IN THE WORKS

WIFSFBA

WHO WE ARE

Women In Film San Francisco Bay Area (WIFSFBA - Pronounced 'wif-sfbay') is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that actively provides networking, educational, and social opportunities for over 1,000 women film, TV, and digital media makers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

MISSION

We empower, promote and celebrate women's creative work! Our mission is to provide critical support on creative works, WIFSFBA seeks to deliver useful solutions, build a strong community, and further the craft for women working at all levels in film, television, and digital media in the San Francisco Bay Area.

WHAT WE DO

We work with individual film, television, and media makers as well as local organizations and businesses to help women to connect, create, and be inspired. Through our network we host:

  • Events & Mixers

  • Panels & Co-Presentations

  • Workshops & Programs

  • Screenings & Showcases

  • A thriving online community & social network

Diversity & Inclusion

Women in Film San Francisco Bay Area creates and fosters community by providing an intentionally welcoming and safe environment where all feel valued and cared for, and where all are given opportunity to form meaningful connections with one another. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all. We cherish the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

Those in the LGBTQIAP+ community who identify as women, they/them and/or non-binary, in the San Francisco - Bay Area, are invited to support, join and create with Women In Film. For men, or those identifying as men, interested in supporting our organization, please contact us about our "Friends of Women In Film" membership.

Whether you are just launching your professional career or you are an established professional in the field, Women in Film San Francisco Bay Area (WIFSFBA) is an invaluable social and professional network.

WOMEN IN FILM - UNITED STATES

We are also a chapter of Women In Film & Television, United States, (WIFTUS.org) which is a group of chapters across the United States that collaborate, raise awareness and support women in the industry across the nation.

WOMEN IN FILM - INTERNATIONAL

As a Chapter of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI.org), our members are also connected to a global network comprised 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.

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