Walking in Balance - 15 Year Reunion
November 22 -24, 2002


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It Takes A Village
Tongues Mag
SistahFest 2001
Film Resources
The Frat
Lesbian Lovers
Marcelle Daniels
Women Who Write
Dancing Shadows
Making Visible . . .
World View: India
Straight Women
Word View: Africa
World View: Brazil
Church Reconciliation
Native Americans
The Berdache Spirit
Female Masculinity
Who put the "Trans"
Handling Yo Bizness
G&L Hall of Fame
Passing The Torch
Thoughts on Election
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Resources For Women In Film







Power Up Founders
Stacy Codikow & Amy Shomer



Professional Organization of
Women in Entertainment Reaching UP  

Realizing the need for a professional organization for women to unite, create, share, grow, learn, give and belong, POWER UP was created and announced National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2000.  Designed as a networking group, POWER UP and its membership of talented, successful and powerful women represent all fields of entertainment, with occupations as diverse as the women themselves, but with the common goal of unity.

Website:  http://www.power-up.net/default.htm

Networking Mixer 6:00 - 8:00pm

Mixers with Members. Visit, mingle, light snacks, door prize, network.
(NON MEMBERS $20 applicable towards membership)
January 29, 2002 Tuesday - Networking Mixer 6:00- 8:00pm
Manhatton Wonton Co.  151 S. Doheny on Doheny just South of Wilshire (California)

Professional Member $200
Silver Sponsor $600
Gold Sponsor $1,200
Associate Member $200
Supporter $125
Student Member $65

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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora

African Voices magazine and Long Island University's Media Arts Department, Brooklyn Campus are proud to organize and sponsor Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series. Formerly known as African American Women In Cinema Film Festival & Conference, Reel Sisters is a three-day event that provides professional workshops and other resources for emerging women filmmakers of color. The conference was renamed to reflect the diverse ethnic backgrounds of the women who have participated and who have attended in the conference in past years. These "reel sisters" are Caribbean, Latina, African, and African American.

Reel Sisters offers workshops and panels on such topics as financing film projects, documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and exploring new technology and distribution options. Established in 1998, Reel Sisters is one the first Brooklyn-based film conferences committed to highlighting the borough as a leading media center for women of color working in film and the visual arts.

Conference proceeds are donated to women of color filmmakers who are enrolled in professional organizations that promote diversity.

Looking Back...1999

Looking Back...2000

Website:  http://www.brooklyn.liunet.edu/cwis/bklyn/depts/mediarts/festival1.htm

Film Festival & Lecture Series:  March 14-16, 2002

Call For Entries
Film Submission Entry Form

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Women Make Movies

Women Make Movies, the largest distributor of women's media in North America, is a national non-profit feminist media arts organization whose multicultural programs provide resources for both users and producers of media by women. WMM was established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media.

The 2001 WMM Film and Video Catalogue contains almost 500 films and videotapes by and about women, including 27 new releases. The WMM Production Assistance Program for women producers and directors offers fiscal sponsorship services, technical assistance, workshops, and seminars.

Women Make Movies, Inc.
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS
New York, New York 10013
TEL 212.925.0606
FAX 212.925.2052
Website:  http://www.wmm.com/

Please visit our Workshops page 
for more information.

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Dyke TV

Dyke TV is a half-hour monthly television program produced by lesbians, for lesbians. We mix news, political commentary, the arts, health, sports, and much more to present lesbian lives-in all our variety-with intelligence and humor.

Since our debut in Manhattan on June 8, 1993, Dyke TV now airs in 50 cities across the United States. You can find us on public-access channels with viewing audiences from 5,000 to 1,550,000. We operate through funds raised entirely from individual donations, sponsorships, and some limited institutional support.

Each show contains other segments that change from week to week. A favorite among viewers is I Was a Lesbian Child: a lesbian narrates a montage of childhood photos, retelling her past in her own words. Other segments include Workplace-where we track lesbians on the job, Street Squad-quirky "dyke-on-the-street" interviews, and Lesbian Health.

Dyke TV has been almost exclusively produced by the volunteer efforts of more than 350 talented women. Lesbians in cities nationwide are currently forming independent groups to produce segments. Dyke TV encourages every lesbian to pick up a video camera and aim.

Dyke TV for lesbians, by lesbians!

address:  PO Box 101, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011
phone: 718.230.4770
fax: 718.230.4776
e-mail: staff@dyketv.org
Website:  http://www.dyketv.org/

Call for Submissions

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The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, Inc. is a national nonprofit public charity whose purpose is to advance the economic, political, educational and cultural well-being of lesbians. Astraea works to educate individuals about money, power and giving; to expand the community of donors supporting lesbian issues; and to raise and distribute funds to organizations, individuals and projects. Astraea's programs benefit lesbians, gay men and all women and girls both in the United States and internationally and works to eliminate racism, agism, sexism, heterosexism, economic exploitation and anti-Semitism.

Astraea currently administers five grants programs: the U.S. Grants Program; the International Fund for Sexual Minorities, the Lesbian Writers Fund, the Margot Karle Scholarship, and Donor-Advised Funds.

U.S. Grants Program
January 15, 2002

For over 20 years, Astraea has been supporting feminist organizations and projects that operate in the spirit of diversity and inclusivity.

Our U.S. Grants Program utilizes a community-based activist grantmaking panel to review proposals and to make funding decisions.

The International Fund for Sexual Minorities
Deadline: November 15, 2001, June 1, 2002

Astraea International Fund for Sexual Minorities was established through a donor-directed grant from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the initial efforts of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The creation of this Fund acknowledges the growing global movement for the human rights of sexual minorities and the well-documented need to support groups that enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (l/g/b/t) peoples worldwide.

The Lesbian Writers Fund
Deadline: March 8, 2002

Supports the work of emerging lesbian writers of poetry and fiction.

The Margot Karle Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2002

Established in honor of an activist who fought for the civil rights of women, lesbians and gay men. It is awarded to a woman student within the City University of New York (CUNY) system who demonstrates a commitment to social activism and financial need.

The Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund
Applications not accepted

Established in honor of Lynn's leadership and activism in women's, labor, and lesbian and gay social movements. This grant supports projects that reflect Lynn's activism and commitment to social justice.

116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-529-8021
Fax: 212-982-3321
Website:  http://www.astraea.org/

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Sisters In Cinema

Yvonne Welbon's guide to filmmaking is coming soon. The guide will provide information from courses that she has taught and papers/lectures that she has presented.

In the meantime, take a class, read a book, watch some movies...

There are many ways to learn about filmmaking. Some people learn how to make films in elementary and high school. Some learn about filmmaking through weekend seminars and short courses. Some people decide to study for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Some people watch every film closely and read every book they can get their hands on about filmmaking. Some people learn by doing, and being mentored by established filmmakers. There is no one right way to learn to be a filmmaker, but some combination of what is above is ideal if you want to be a successful filmmaker.

Would you decide to be a surgeon and not go to medical school?

"I'm surprised at how many people decide they want to be a filmmaker and that they don't want to go to film school or take the time to learn about filmmaking. I know it's really easy to buy a camera and an editing system today, but there is really more than equipment involved in making a film." -yw

Currently, Yvonne Welbon's favorite book on filmmaking is "What They Don't Teach You at Film School: 161 Strategies for Making Your Own Movie No Matter What" by Camille Landau and Tiare White.

20 Film Fundraising Strategies

Please submit news, press releases, presskits and film trailers on African American women feature film directors to news@sistersincinema.com or to Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in Cinema News, P.O. Box 267848, Chicago, IL 60626

Website:  http://www.sistersincinema.com/index.html

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New York Women In Film & Television

New York Women in Film & Television is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and other moving-image media industries, and to promoting equity for women in these industries. In addition to providing services to members, NYWIFT plays an important role in recognizing and encouraging the contributions of women to the field. NYWIFT was founded in 1978 and now numbers more than 1,100 professional members, including Emmy and Academy Award-winners, working in all areas of the entertainment industry. NYWIFT produces more than fifty innovative educational programs and special events each year, in which many highly distinguished producers, directors, writers, craftspeople and industry leaders participate as guest speakers and panelists. NYWIFT is part of Women in Film International, a network of 40 chapters representing 10,000 women and men around the world.

  2001 Gala Holiday Luncheon on December 13th will honor actor Liv Ullmann, actor Phylicia Rashad, film editor Dede Allen and Meryl Poster, Co-President of Production at Miramax Films. Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City, will be the MC.
  the WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND is currently accepting applications. For info: http://wif.org/home/wiff/index.html.
Application deadline: January 11th, 2002.
  The NYWIFT Screenplay Reading Committee is expanding its activities.... Click here to find out how to submit your script. And remember - all submissions must have a NYWIFT member attached as writer, producer, director, or casting director. Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2002

WIFTI • c/o NYWIFT 6 E. 39th St, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 USA
Tel.: (212) 679-0870• Fax: (212) 679-0899•

Website:  http://www.nywift.org/index.html

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Women In Film -- Los Angeles


Women In Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization for women in the entertainment industry. Through its Foundation, a modest amount has been set aside for grants to help support video and filmmakers whose long-term goals are to work in the entertainment business, and who demonstrate advanced and innovative skills consistent with the organization’s goals.

The Film Finishing Fund of the Women In Film Foundation invites applications for production completion grants. Submissions are accepted for documentary, dramatic, educational, animated or experimental projects that adhere or relate to the stated goals of Women in Film, as follows:

Increase employment and promote equal opportunities for women
Encourage individual creative projects by women
Enhance media image about women
Further the professional development of women
Influence prevailing attitudes and practices regarding and on behalf of Women In Film



IN-KIND AWARDS (Awarded in several cities including L.A., New York & Washington, DC)

WIFTI INTERNATIONAL: Cash and in-kind film finishing grants for projects that deal with themes evoked by the tragic events of September 11th.

Eligibility: All independent producers and non-profit corporations are eligible to submit proposals for completion funding on an existing film or video. Projects in development or pre-production will not be considered. No student projects (graduate or undergraduate) will be considered. 

Length: Projects of any length and in any film or video format will be considered.


Women In Film
8857 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 201 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310.657.5144  Fax: 310.657.5154
Website:  http://wif.org/home/index.html

Open daily Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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