Dancin' in September
Welcome to September WIFSFBA members! Can you believe fall is approaching already? Almost time to get those fall sweaters out and walk through those leaves. We in the Bay Area know that September is actually the best weather around here so enjoy it out there this month!
You are the Story: Intro to Dramatic Writing with Josefina Lopez
Beyond Status: Film Showcase
Punto de Encuentro Film Screening + Discussion
MORE INFO & Tickets: Punto de Encuentro Screening
Corpus & Columbus on Trial Films Screening
Family Movie: The Book of Life
Check the White Box ✔️
Letter from President Julie Rubio
WGA Strike Info Podcast
“Want to know more about these strikes? Season Four of Media & Monuments kicks off with two episodes all about the current entertainment industry strikes. First up is my conversation with TV writer, standup comedian, and podcaster, Robby Slowik, all about the WGA strike. As of today, they’ve been on strike for a whopping 117 days. Give the episode a listen to find out more about the demands, the conditions that led to the strike, solidarity with other unions, and more!"
Important Women Who Helped Shape Film & Cinema History
Ongoing Newsletter Series - by Tasha Nesbitt
There have been many important women trailblazers in film and cinema history who have made significant contributions to the industry as directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and more.
Members in the News
Nil Unerdem, WIFSFBA Secretary, was interviewed by Play It Forward, a forthcoming platform to make filmmaker recognition & film distribution socially equitable & culturally responsible. Play It Forward is sponsored by DigiPops.TV. Nil talks about her short film “Pearl in the Window '' with Kostia Rubchinsky of DigiPops, who has some insightful questions about the themes and origin of the idea for the film. Check it out below!
Internship/Volunteer Opportunity with WIFSFBA
IMDB Pro Discount
As a member of WIFSFBA, you are eligible to receive a discount on IMDBPro membership!
REEL Directory -- Lynetta Freeman, Publisher
Often referred to as the ‘Bible for the Industry’, the Reel Directory offers thousands of verified listings of qualified crew, equipment, and support service, providing an invaluable service to producers and production companies from around the world who need access to the Northern California film production community when a shoot is scheduled in our area.
Learn more about the Reel Directory in this video: Reel Directory Promo
The Ins and Outs of Film Festivals (Five Mistakes Filmmakers Make)
Presented by co-authors of "The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals" Rona Edwards & Monika Skerbelis
WIFT-US Networking Night
OAKLAND 'Scenes/Film in a Day' Challenge
Representation Matters Film Festival
Portable TV and Film Production:
Sling Studio Workshop
American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition
Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition
LA Film Festivals:
The Athena List
Submissions: Open from June 1 - September 15, 2023. There is NO SUBMISSION FEE for The Athena List.
Bend Film BIPOC Film Production Grant
Voices with Impact
SFFILM FilmHouse Residency
Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant completion Fund
The Future of Film is Female Film Fund
Women Make Movies - Production Grant
Thanks to Newsletter Contributors: Julie Rubio, Diane Walsh, Nil Unerdem, Tasha Nesbitt
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