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Organizations, schools, festivals, and other useful sites.

Women in Film & Television

Women in Film & Television International
Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) is a global network comprised of 37 Women In Film chapters worldwide and over 10,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media. Check out TRACTION, WIFTI’s online inter-active magazine.

Women in Film Los Angeles
Women In Film’s purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries.

Women in Film Portland
WIF-Portland supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women's creative and technical achievements.

Women in Film & Television Vancouver
Our sister organization in Vancouver, B.C. WIFTV is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media.

washington organizations

911 Media Arts Center
911 supports the expressive use of innovative media tools by providing the access, training, and environment needed to create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence.

ReelGrrls is an organization dedicated to empowering young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent, and influence through media productions.

Northwest Film Forum and Wiggly World Studios
Northwest Film Forum screens over 200 independent and classic films annually, offers a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supports filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Northwest Production Index – Media, Inc.
This website provides job-related information online. Media Inc. also publishes an industry index considered a go-to standard for producers in the Northwest.

Northwest Scouts
A listing of Northwest location professionals

Northwest Screenwriters Guild
Dedicated to helping screenwriters in the Pacific Northwest further their craft and careers. Women in Film Seattle members receive the member rate on all NW Screenwriters Guild events and workshops.

Washington Filmworks
Washington Filmworks assists all types of productions, facilitating project conception through completion. WF offers funding assistance of up to 30% of total in-state qualified expenditures (including labor and talent who are Washington state residents) to commercial, television, and feature film productions.

Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington State by making legal resources available to artists and arts organizations.

Washington Film Offices

City of Seattle — Office of Film & Music
The Office of Film + Music works to maintain Seattle's reputation as a professional, efficient and hospitable location in which to film. Sign up for the Film + Music Newsletter for weekly industry updates.

Tacoma Regional Film Commission
Tacoma-Pierce County, located just south of Seattle, offers affordable, film-friendly communities where local governments make it easy to film projects on schedule. Their production resources provide a list of valuable contacts and film guidelines.

Washington Educational Institutions

Bellevue College
BC offers movie-making and theory courses.

The Evergreen State College
Undergraduate Studies

TESC's film program offers an interdisciplinary look at film through the lens of genre, history, psychology, philosophy, and gender studies, as well as rigorous film and video techniques.

TheFilmSchool’s mission is to elevate the art of cinematic storytelling through intensive training in screenwriting and directing. Students learn the art of writing quality and marketable screenplays from a well-known group of professional filmmakers.

Seattle Film Institute
The Seattle Film Institute offers hands-on classes ranging from intensive one-day seminars to forty-week, full-time total immersion programs. New MA & MFA Programs in producing and Filmmaking are available March, 2011. SFI also offers Women in Film Seattle members grants and scholarships.

Shoreline Community College
Digital Photography and Video Program – Students study elements of design and composition as well as develop hands-on skills.

University of Washington Film Certificate Program Professional and Continuing Education
The award-winning Certificate Program in Filmmaking is designed to provide a basic understanding of film and video production and experience the collaborative nature of the art form through work on group projects.


Online application submission service for film festivals.

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
Their annual film festival provides provocative films from independent Black filmmakers and works about the African American experience.

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF)
Home of Genre Films in Seattle, WA

National Film festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)
The largest youth film festival in the world, showcasing films from directors 22 and under.

Northwest Asian Film Festival

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Along with screenings of curated and selected works from the Pacific Northwest and North America, the film festival offers a variety of social events and programs relating to Asian American media

Polish Film Festival
Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF) is an annual event showcasing the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990s. The SPFF is produced and presented by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF)
PTFF is dedicated to connecting great films, filmmakers and communities. Late in September Port Townsend fills up with folks who love cinema. Throughout the year PTFF collaborates with schools, theatres and filmmakers to amplify the voice of independent media.

Post Alley Film Festival (PAFF)
Female centric and eccentric short films; a venue for the female voice and narrative. Sponsored by Women In Film Seattle.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival
Genres of science fiction and fantasy.

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Largest LGBT arts event in the Pacific Northwest. Features and short films.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival
“The World Through a Vibrant lens.”

SIFF Cinema
SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. SIFF runs programs all year round including the world-renowned Seattle International Film Festival

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
A Northwest not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting independent South Asian cinema.

Vancouver International Film Festival
The premiere event for British Columbia's prestigious film industry for decades.

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
VWIFF showcases films by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. The four day celebration is organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 to advocate for, celebrate and promote women working in screen based media.


Art Zone
Hosted by Nancy Guppy (writer, reporter, comedienne, TV host ) A weekly love letter to Seattle's art scene.

Filmmaker Magazine
The online magazine covers the most intriguing independent feature films being made today.

Fractured Atlas
A non-profit organization that serves artists and arts organizations
providing access to funding, education, insurance, fiscal sponsorship, and more.

Laurie Clark Photography
A vision. A frame. A light and a lens. It's how she works and what she is. Her phone is: (206) 799-7642

herFliX is a place to discover movies for women.

The High Bar
An award-winning weekly television series hosted by Warren Etheredge devoted to "raising the bar" through light-hearted conversation with people who care about culture that matters.

A forum for filmmakers and their audience to interact and build a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success, homebased in Seattle.

The Internet Movie Database
Visited by over 50 million movie and TV lovers each month, the Internet Movie Database is the biggest, best, most award-winning movie and TV site on the planet.

Scarecrow Video
The largest independent video store in the country with the latest new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, to rare and out-of-print films only available on VHS and Laserdiscs. Still Seattle's treasure trove of films in many formats. 5030 Roosevelt Way NE 
Seattle, WA 98105 
(206) 524-8554

Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute advances the work of risk-taking storytellers and provides a space for independent artists to explore free from commercial and political pressures. Its mission: to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.

Regional Film Organizations


The Northwest Film Center
Screenings, Festivals, and Workshops

Southern Oregon Film and Video Association
The regional trade group for the film, video and multimedia businesses in Southern Oregon.


British Columbia Film Commission
The gateway to motion picture production in BC. Connects filmmakers with local producers, professional services, and natural resources.

Vancouver Film School
VFS offers 13 world-class post-secondary programs spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts.

Vancouver Film Studios
VFS provides production facilities and infrastructure that have made Vancouver the third largest centre for film and television production in North America. Home to more than 90 feature films and television series in its first ten years of operation.