Committees and Affinity Groups
Participating in a committee is a wonderful way to meet and work with the dynamic women of NYWIFT. Committees form the engine of the organization and play an important role in achieving an effective, progressive organization. Committee members are a vital part of operations and keep the organization running and growing.

Affinity groups are for members who would like to benefit from meeting informally with other members in related professions. There is a current list of affinity groups below. If you would like to start an affinity group, contact kchambers@nywift.org.

Use your ideas and creative energies to help women in film, television, and digital media—and enhance your connections with other women in the industry. Get involved today! 


Archive Project

Documents and preserves women's contributions to New York's film, television and digital media industries since NYWIFT's inception (1977), through producing video/oral histories of women in the field.  Contact: Norma Davidoff ( NDavid7336@gmail.com).

Fund for Women Filmmakers
Solicits in-kind donations from New York post-production facilities for the Fund for Women Filmmakers. The fund provides completion funding and in-kind contributions to independent producers and nonprofit organizations. Contact: Terry Lawler (212-679-0870,  tlawler@nywift.org).

Strategies NYWIFT's internal and external marketing, communications and advocacy. Finds ways to use digital initiatives to serve the organization and its members through content development, social networking, etc. Contact: Margarita Cortes ( margarita@msophiapr.com).

Helps members get the most from NYWIFT membership, including createing programs to recruit and retain members. Contact: Destiny Lilly ( destinylilly@me.com).
  • Intern/Mentor Subcommittee: Provides professional mentors to NYWIFT interns. Contact: Elizabeth Estrada (212-679-0870, ext 39;  info@nywift.org).
Produces a wide range of programs for our membership and industry professionals. For Program Producers Guidelines Click here. 

Contact: Duana, Program Coordinator: 212-679-0870 x 22; dbutler@nywift.org.

  • Documentary Subcommittee: Presents screenings of nonfiction productions and panels about technique and craft. Contact: Marcia Rock (212-998-7985,  marcia.rock@nyu.edu).
  • International Subcommittee: Creates international-themed programs and liaises with Women in Film International. Contact: dbutler@nywift.org
Special Events
Plans and executes the annual Muse Awards Luncheon and Designing Women.  Contact: Simone Pero ( forimpactproductions@yahoo.com).

Women's Film Preservation Fund

Raises funds to make grants for the restoration and preservation of women's films. Contact: Kirsten Larvick ( kirsten@kirstenstudio.com).


Career Focus

Develops programs and services for members facing career transitions. Contact: Katie Chambers (212-679-0870 x23, kchambers@nywift.org).

Writers Group
Provides networking and support for NYWIFT writers. To join or for more info, contact Jennifer S. Wilkov at ( yourbookisyourhook@gmail.com).

Screenplay Reading Roundtable

A joint project with the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media, this project provides the opportunity for informal roundtable readings of your script by experienced actors, and directed by an experienced director, in front of a limited number of guests that you invite. Hear your words being read and get feedback on your work.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts