AFI DWW Class of 2022 Applications Close Sept. 16 – American Film Institute


AFI DWW Class of 2022 Applications Close Sept. 16

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is the longest-running program dedicated to supporting women and nonbinary narrative directors. Committed to providing opportunities for marginalized voices, DWW annually mentors up to eight filmmakers through the production cycle of a short film, providing hands-on instruction with classes led by industry experts. The program is tuition-free, though participants are responsible for raising the funds for their projects.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Cycle will be accepted through September 16, 2020.*

Each cycle, AFI seeks a highly diverse class with unique viewpoints and is committed to providing a safe, equitable and educational environment for all participants. The program is founded on the belief that all directors can improve and that doing so is an essential part of achieving gender parity in the film industry. Participants must come ready to learn, accept feedback and take instruction. The curriculum includes both virtual instruction and hands-on education in the art and craft of visual storytelling and is taught by film and television professionals working at top levels within the industry, as well as experienced faculty from the AFI Conservatory. Explore the curriculum and program dates here.

Apply now. *Once you log in, please be sure to select DWW: Application in the dropdown menu.

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The AFI Directing Workshop For Women
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