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OUR MISSION

  

What is our mission?

WIFVNE works to “Widen the Lens” for New England filmmakers by advancing female storytellers in their craft through networking, community, mentorship, and education.

Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the advancement, equal pay and fair representation of women working in the film, video and new media industries. We provide a welcoming community, networking opportunities, workshops, education, job postings and other valuable resources for media professionals and those that wish to be in the creative media industry.

Women in Film & Video New England is a member of umbrella groups Women in Film & Television US (WIFTUS) and Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) where we all work towards the same goal: gender balance in the industry.

Membership in Women in Film & Video New England is open to women, men and those identifying as nonbinary, who work in the film, video and related industries or those who aspire to working in these fields.

History

In 1981, eleven women, all Boston-based media professionals, came together to form the New England chapter of Women in Film. The founders are: Mary Benjamin, Rebecca Eaton, Raquel Ortiz, Robin Landerman, Christine Dall, Christine Herbes, Alice Hoffman, Janet Krause, Edith Luray, Midge MacKenzie, Diane Miller, Harriet Reisen, Katherine Deutch Tatlock, and Susan Steinberg-Woll.

“For all the big-name organizations that put an indelible stamp on the area film scene…local film offerings wouldn’t be quite as rich without the less acknowledged venues and groups that also play a crucial part, [including] Women in Film & Video New England, for supporting aspiring and established female filmmakers alike.”
– The Boston Globe (December 2005)



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