Universal Writers Program is accepting applications

Posted on the Universal Global Talent development and Inclusion website, click here. The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers […]

Athena Film Festival opens to submissions

The Athena Film Festival has opened submissions for the Lab at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. This three-day lab consists of intensive script development with seasoned mentors. It is designed for women writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong woman character(s) in […]

Winners announced for the 48Hour Film Project – New Haven

The 48 Hour Film Project – New Haven has announced this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. Kudos to Get A Grip for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film freedom will go on to represent New Haven against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020. WIFVNE is proud to […]

Two Roads Horror Film Competition in Stratford, CT

Two Roads Brewing Company is hosting a short horror film competition that showcases their spooky good rum-barrel aged pumpkin beer, Roadsmary’s Baby! Here is your chance to submit a short, independent horror film that features egregiously gratuitous product placement of Roadsmary’s Baby and other Two Roads items in your own film. On Friday October 18th, […]

Make a short film! CityCenter Shorts in Danbury, CT

New this year, City Center Shorts in Danbury!  Deadline October 31, 2019. CityCenter Danbury, with assistance from the Danbury Public Library, is hosting a short film competition. Here is your chance to submit a short, independent film that showcases the beloved downtown Danbury.  CityCenter and the Danbury Library will be showing the first, second, and third place […]

WIFVNE 2019 Annual Meeting: October 2 at WGBH

Join WIFVNE members and the New England filmmaking community for a celebration of women storytellers and the great work that is happening in our region. Register here! Keynote Speaker:  Michele Meek, Ph. D. Dr. Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder/publisher of NewEnglandFilm.com. In 2019, she published her edited compilation Independent Female Filmmakers: […]

WIFVNE Member Spotlight on Sharon Contillo

Sharon Contillo is the President of Middle Center Productions, LLC which focuses on female and family-centric stories, films, books, and productions. Sharon produces films and stories with female leads of all ages and within all genres, focusing on the underrepresented to give them a platform to be seen and heard. Sharon is a screenwriter, executive producer, […]