BAWIFM Bay Area California

Profile Updated: October 5, 2015
BAWIFM Bay Area California
Address: San Francisco, CA USA
Number of Members: 114 members, 27 student members
President/Chair: Soumyaa K. Behrens
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Mission Statement

BAWIFM's goal is to help women in media connect, create and be inspired. We offer creative and professional support to our members and the community through monthly meetings, networking, special events and a very active online community, chicks-chat.

About Your Chapter/History

Started by a small group of women in a kitchen 7 years ago, we were originally BAWIFT. Our mission was to create an 'old girls network' to help our fellow filmmakers like the "old boys network" helps men. We're an all volunteer board of 10-12 women committed to helping out our fellow media makers!

Brief Description of your Key Programs

We hold regular meetings that range from professional panels with the PGA, Pixar and Dreamworks to events that focus on pertinent issues in our industry like the web series, publicity and using social media to connect with your audience, We also hold two parties a year and smaller socials for networking.

BAWIFM offers additional benefits to members including discounts at local businesses, low cost legal services, free movie tickets and support letters for projects by members.

Current Officers

Soumyaa K. Behrens, Lorna Parial, Ryan Lynch, Laura VanZee Taylor Natalie Teter, Maria Judice, Chrissy Mazzeo,

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Jill, Ambika, Ryan and Katherine prep for the reception
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BAWIFM @ the Filmmaker Lounge
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San Francisco International Film Festival 2012