NYWIFT was founded in 1977 by a handful of women who saw a pressing need in New York for a networking and education forum for women in the entertainment industry. 45 years later, NYWIFT’s diverse membership is now more than 2,500 strong, made up of women and men who work in all aspects of television, film and digital media, from behind-the-scenes to in front of the camera to the executive suite.
Now more than ever before, NYWIFT is here for you.
NYWIFT membership creates business and networking opportunities — where you can build your career, hone your skills, stay in the job market, preserve your cultural legacy, and make a difference. If you want to be part of a community that supports women in their careers, you should join.
We can achieve far more together than we ever can individually. Join NYWIFT today and become part of a movement of women creating change for all.
NYWIFT membership is open to individuals with a minimum of four years of professional experience experience beyond entry level in film, television, media, or a related field.
Those with less than four years of experience beyond entry level are welcome to apply for our Next Wave membership for early career professionals. To access a Next Wave application, please email email@example.com with your resume.
If you are already a member a sister WIFTI chapter, please scroll down to Membership Levels to read about Dual Membership.
You must list two professional references with whom you have worked, and provide a check or credit card with your application. Membership applications are reviewed by the staff and submitted to the Board of Directors for approval on a monthly basis.
NYWIFT membership dues can be paid on an annual or monthly basis. Choose the NYWIFT membership category which is best for you. See below for a breakdown of member benefits and pricing for every level.
Click below to see a more details explanation of NYWIFT membership benefits at every level.
Membership dues can be paid annually or in automatic monthly installments. A one-time initiation fee is charged upon acceptance into the membership, which helps to offset the administrative cost of membership processing.
Members are encouraged to renew their membership in a timely fashion, if they have not already set their membership to renew automatically, so that they can continue to take advantage of membership benefits without interruption. A $25 reactivation fee is charged when a returning member has lapsed for six months or more. Please note that if a membership lapsed more than five years ago, the individual will need to re-apply as a new member.
$200/year or $17/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
$275/year or $23.50/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
$600/year or $52/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
Leadership Circle Membership:
$1200/year or $105/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
Next Wave Membership:
$135/year or $12/month* + $35 one-time initiation fee for new members
$100/year or $9/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
Dual Executive Membership:
$170/year or $15/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members
*Monthly membership installments must be paid automatically by credit card. Monthly membership has a 30-day cancellation policy.
Become a Member
Individuals with at least four years of professional experience in film, TV or digital media are encouraged to apply online.
Or you can apply offline: Download the membership application here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-679-0870, ext. 23, to have one mailed to you. Applications may also be mailed to PO Box 55, Kings Park, NY 11754.
Members of sister WIFTI organizations can apply for Dual Membership using this application.
Those with less than four years experience can still be a part of NYWIFT as a Next Wave member. Email your resume to email@example.com to apply.