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Wed, October 20th

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.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thurs, November 11th

Fall Cocktail Table Read

When: Thurs, Nov 11, 2021

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM

Where: Zoom Online Platform

FREE Event • Non-Members Welcome

Grab your favorite drink after a long day and join screenwriters Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Nil Unerdem, and Carol Lee Hall from the WIFSFBA Script Incubator for table reads of their short scripts/scenes via Zoom, followed by a Q&A.

Genres of these works-in-progress include: TV pilot dramedy, rom-com feature, and short drama. It will be a fun evening showcasing local actors as well! All WIF members and the public are encouraged to attend.

The table read will best be viewed on a desktop or laptop computer so you can see all the actors in each piece at the same time.



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

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

More Info Coming Soon
RSVP after October 16
, 2021

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

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

FREE for members
$10 non-members

More Info Coming Soon
Register after November 2, 2021


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.


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

Cynthia Abbott
Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change


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

Carol Lee Hall
The Angry Angels of Chinatown


Dani Milton
Morien and the Black Knights


Cindy Maram
Women Is Losers




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.


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.


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.


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


As a Chapter of Women in Film & Television International (, 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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