Become a Member

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. 44 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.

 

Membership Requirements

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 membership@nywift.org 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.

 

Membership Benefits

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.

See a full breakdown of membership levels and pricing

 

Membership Dues

Please note: For the first time in seven years, we are raising our membership dues to account for inflation as well as the robust expansion of the NYWIFT membership benefits package. This new pricing will take effect July 1, 2022. Apply or renew now as an annual member to take advantage of the old pricing for one year. Returning members can review their renewal options in the Member Center

During our Spring Community Building Membership Campaign, we are offering discounts on the initiation fee for new members through June 30! 

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.

Industry Membership (Formerly “Regular Membership”):
$200/year or $17/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $67.50 through June 30
Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $185 for one year

Executive Membership (Formerly “Gold Membership”):
$275/year or $23.50/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $67.50 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $260 for one year

Platinum Membership:
$600/year or $52/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $67.50 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $500 for one year

Leadership Circle Membership:
$1200/year or $105/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $67.50 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $1000 for one year

Next Wave Membership:
$135/year or $12/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $0 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $120 for one year

Dual Membership:
$100/year or $9/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $0 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $75 for one year

Dual Executive Membership:
$170/year or $15/month* + $135 one-time initiation fee for new members reduced to $0 through June 30

Apply or renew by July 1 as an annual member to lock in the old rate of $150 for one year

*Monthly membership installments must be paid automatically by credit card. Monthly membership has a 30-day cancellation policy. 

 

See a full breakdown of membership levels and pricing

 

 

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 application below and email it to membership@nywift.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 the application below.

Those with less than four years experience can still be a part of NYWIFT as a Next Wave member. Email your resume to membership@nywift.org to apply.

Apply Online

or

Download the Standard Membership Application (discounted through June 30)

Download the Dual Membership Application (discounted throughJune 30)

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