AFI DWW+ – American Film Institute

AFI DWW+ 2024 Showcase Launches Next Generation of Directors and Celebrates Program’s 50th Anniversary Honorary Committee

On April 10, AFI celebrated the AFI DWW+ Class of 2024 directors – Vanessa Beletic, Chloë de Carvalho, Desdemona Chiang, Naomi Iwamoto, Huriyyah Muhammad, Joanne Mony Park, Kerry O’Neill and Roxy Toporowych – to a sold-out house at its annual AFI DWW+ showcase at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. Launched in...

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Applications have opened for the 2019-20 cycle of the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW).

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Announces New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI's filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its groundbreaking commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The program has announced eight new participants for 2018-2019, who will participate in several months of tuition-free film education, culminating in the...

AFI Presents Eight New Directors

"We're at a tipping point where we can finally imagine a world where there's parity, where we can try to heal the world and bring it back from the brink of insanity," said Robinson. "The thing about a tipping point is that it can easily tip back. So what I need all of you women...

Paul Feig Is AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women’s Distinguished Artist

Following a recent kick-off event on campus with DWW’s 2017 Distinguished Artist, filmmaker Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS, GHOSTBUSTERS, SPY), the incoming AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Class of 2018 will embark on a year of mentorship, collaboration and creation to make a short film or series — all in preparation for professional success in narrative…

AFI and Lifetime Team Up to Employ Female Filmmakers

AFI and Lifetime will join forces next year to create and offer production jobs for each graduate of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (AFI DWW) throughout the A+E Networks’ portfolio of platforms starting with the Class of 2015. The alliance is part of Lifetime's Broad Focus initiative to provide women with more opportunities to write, develop,...

Jill Soloway Will Give Keynote At AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop For Women Showcase

The 2014 participants of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) have completed their films and are ready to show off their powerful work next month at the program's annual showcase — and TRANSPARENT creator Jill Soloway will be there to help celebrate. The DWW invitation-only showcase will take place at the Directors Guild of America in Los...
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