Women in Film Dallas

Profile Updated: March 15, 2017
Women in Film Dallas
Address: Dallas, TX USA
Website/Homepage: www.wifdallas.org
Number of Members: 170
President/Chair: Melanie Yonks
Yes! Attending Reunion
Mission Statement

Empower, promote and mentor women in the film, television, and screen-based media industry.

As a non-profit organization, we support women filmmakers with grants and scholarships, combine our talents to produce PSAs, arrange special screenings to promote women filmmakers, offer educational programs to empower our members, cast the spotlight on experts with wisdom and knowledge to share, recognize women in the industry for their contributions, and plan fabulous networking events.

About Your Chapter/History

From Our Founder Betty Buckley

Women In Film Dallas was founded in my living room in 1984. There were about 20 people there, and one woman announced that night she had just received a partial grant for a documentary she wanted to make. We all cheered. The essence of why we started the organization then is still the essence of Women In Film nationally, internationally, and in Dallas today.

We want to support one another. We want to promote and enhance roles for women in film, video, and TV on both sides of the camera, on and off screen. We want to champion one another in our individual and common goals in the film and television industry.

As a group we can find a voice that can help us as individuals to break down barriers and realize the dream of being successful in all areas of the film and television business.

Brief Description of your Key Programs

Educational Programs
Flicks by Chicks Fest
Grants and Scholarships
Member Showcase
Spotlight Series
Topaz Awards

Current Officers

Our 2017 Board of Directors and their contact info can be found on our website here:

Women in Film's Recent Comments

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:07 PM

A brief recap of WIFD's Oscar Brunch Panel with Keith Alcorn, Elllyn Klein Golub and Libby Villari on February 25, 2017.

Posted: Mar 14, 2017 at 10:51 PM
2017 WIFD President Melanie Yonks
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 at 10:51 PM
2016 WIFD President Patty Newton
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Co-Chairs for the Chick Flicks Committee, Erin Elizabeth Gardner and Natasha Paris greet guests at the door! ©Lindsay Jones
Posted: Sep 02, 2015 at 9:47 PM
2015 President Reis McCormick
Posted: Sep 02, 2015 at 9:43 PM
Past Presidents Marillyn Burton Seeberger, Jennifer Loeb King, Suzanne Dooley, Genia Christine, Lenora Whitehead Smith, Lisha Brock
Posted: Sep 02, 2015 at 9:43 PM
2010 Board of Directors
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Women in Film.Dallas President Lisha Brock thanks the WIFTI Showcase Audience for coming out for the event. ©Lindsay Jones
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
A group of members and non-members at the Mix & Mingle before the Showcase. ©Lindsay Jones
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Deidre Marshall from Dress for Success thanks WIF.D for the clothing donations and support. WIF.D partnered with the non-profit for the event. The Dress for Success organization seeks to empower women in by getting them back in the work force. ©Lindsay Jones
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Celebrating International Women's Day with WIF.D. ©Lindsay Jones
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 at 11:03 PM

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