Award-Winning Producer, Maria Judice, on Developing Your Unique Voice as a Filmmaker

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WFilm founder, Scarlett Shepard, talks with award-winning Writer/Director and San Francisco Native, Maria Judice about Palm Trees Down 3rd St. which screened at our annual film festival back in 2009, won the Adrienne Shelly Award for excellence in directing, and aired on BET’s Lens on Talent. The film continued to […]

Early Hollywood, Inclusion Rider & Increasing Representation

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We have been about representation since day one. For over fourteen years, WFilm has brought over 600 films to audiences, including feature films, short films, animation, docs, and music videos, representing a diverse range of American and international independent filmmakers. My quest started as a budding filmmaker enrolled in the […]

Steve Moriarty on new memoir: ‘It is necessary to reclaim the narrative of Mia Zapata’s life, not her death’

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Scarlett Shepard, WFilm founder, talks with Steve Moriarty, musician, artist, producer and human rights advocate. He was the drummer for The Gits: a band from the legendary Seattle music scene in the early 1990s. The Gits were being courted by major record labels, and were in the middle of recording […]

Paola Andrea Ariza talks about the biggest writer festival in the world – ScriptFest/The Great American PitchFest (June 22 & 23) in LA

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WFilm founder, Scarlett Shepard, talks with Paola Andrea Ariza, a Colombian-American filmmaker and screenwriter, who has been writing and producing shorts for the past five years. Her work focuses on strong characters who struggle with questions of identity. Currently, she is working on VICTORIOSO: an hour-long drama that follows a […]

Writer/Director Rolla Selbak talks about her latest TV Series CHOKE

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WFilm founder, Scarlett Shepard, caught up with Rolla Selbak, Writer, Director, and podcaster, to talk about her latest project, CHOKE. For those who aren’t familiar with the project, it’s about a rising MMA star who hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world. Plans for developing […]

The United State of Women Summit 2018

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This past weekend thousands of women gathered in Los Angeles for the United State of Women Summit on May 5-6, 2018. Some of the speakers included Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, Kamala Harris, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Tarana Burke. Fletcher performed her song I Believe You, which was inspired by the […]

Actress Tanya Wright on the Craft: Acting, Directing, and Writing

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WFilm founder, Scarlett Shepard, caught up with Tanya Wright, actor, director, writer, and entrepreneur. She has appeared on some of the most successful shows of our time: HBO’s True Blood, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, NYPD Blue, 24, ER, and The Good Wife. She also wrote, directed, and starred […]

50/50 Day Calls for Worldwide Gender Equity & How You Can Get Involved

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WFilm founder, Scarlett Shepard, had the opportunity to speak with Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Award Founder, Tiffany Shlain, about the 2nd annual 50/50 Day — a global conversation about how to get to gender parity — set to launch on April 26, 2018. Scarlett: I am really curious about the 50/50 […]

We want to hear from you: WFilm Survey

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We’re working on developing a new suite of artist development programs to help you succeed in the industry and realize your fullest potential. We will provide aspiring and creative professionals with year-round support, one-on-one mentorship, certificates of completion, intensives, workshops, and resources. Help support the growth of WFilm’s creative community […]

Welcome to the New WFILM.org

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Ready to celebrate? The reason, we’ve launched the all-new http://WFILM.org! WFilm is the new name for our organization formerly known as the Women’s Film Institute. This refreshing of our web identity is the first step in an extensive rebranding process since our founding in 2004. You may ask why? Well, […]