For underrepresented talent to

Crew up

Get hired

Build your network

We've built a free and private community for underpresented filmmakers & their supporters to hire, find work, level up, and connect with each other.

We offer Microgrants to support projects or professional development for our members, prioritizing applications that celebrate and uplift women, non-binary & GNC creators.

We host virtual and in person events to connect & educate our members on all aspects of filmmaking from development to production to post.

Coming soon! We're launching our pilot Pano Pairs program this summer to connect our members to further support each other.

We program screenings to share, highlight, and amplify the outstanding work of our underrepresented filmmakers.


As we enter our 7th year in operation, much has changed within the organization. What started as a small in-person meet-up in a room at NYU has grown to a thriving network of over 6k filmmakers. In the past, a lot of our networking happened in person, in New York City only. We look forward to bringing back in-person events (hopefully this year!) but the move to virtual programming increased accessibility for many folks, and allowed new filmmakers to find and join us! Our members now span not only the US, but the world, reaching as far as the UK, Australia, South America, and beyond! Our new online platform – the Network has helped countless members find crew, get hired, and seek advice.

With this rapid growth, we at NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) started to feel that our current name was a bit limiting. In an effort to better encompass our unique brand and offerings, we’ve debuted a new name and logo for 2022.

Pano, from panoramic / panorama, reflects our commitment to the wide spectrum of artists we serve – above and below the line, women, non-binary, and GNC folks. We hope that in this new name you will feel reflected, included, and proud to be a part of our community.

Don’t worry – our mission hasn’t changed. We are still the organization that you know and love – dedicated to advancing the careers of women, non-binary, GNC creators in Film, TV & Media. We remain a safe, inclusive, and encouraging community to collaborate, ask questions & share your wins. Join us on the Network to crew up, get hired, and build your network of diverse & underrepresented filmmakers!

Latest Updates

Cidney Hue is a writer-director in NYC with a focus on building inclusive futures through science fiction. Her most recent award-winning film, Ovum, is a Black Mirror-esque short on the convergence of reproductive rights and VR technology. Her previous award-winning short, Odessa, recounts the journey of an astronaut’s last night on Earth. Her webseries for Wired & Reddit, Cyborg Nation, profiles scientists at the forefront of prosthetics, robotics, and brain-computer interfaces. She teaches filmmaking and mentors students at her alma mater, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Cidney founded Pano (formerly NYC Women Filmmakers) in 2015, where she leads its thousands-strong community and nonprofit programming to support women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers across the US. Check out @cidhue's work here:
Happy Mother’s Day to all our filmmaking parents! Today, we would like to highlight @reelfamilies. Founded by @akimabrown33, this 501(c)(3) organization is committed to eradicating barriers to workplace justice in the screen industry. They take particular interest in underrepresented and multi-marginalized populations, including but not limited to: women; BIPOCs; parents, guardians, and caregivers; LGBTIA+ individuals; veterans; and the differently-abled.
If you’re a narrative-focused filmmaker and parent, guardian, or caregiver – check out their need-based Family Care Grant with the #linkinbio 
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Upcoming festival deadline! The Walla Walla Movie Crush showcases America's most intoxicating blend of short cinema, from vintage filmmakers as well as fresh upstarts. The festival, staged at the historic Power House Theatre in the heart of Washington wine country, will take place in July!

Use your #PanoNetwork discount to submit your film before the deadline on May 13th! Log into your Network account and click Benefits & Discounts to find this and many more festival discounts! #panopower #filmfestivals #festivaldiscounts #supportindiefilm
Tomorrow's the last day to apply for a $500 Microgrant or our inaugural Color Grading Grant (valued at $3500) for YOU or your project! The application takes only a few minutes to fill out and is due by end of TOMORROW May 1st. Grants can be used for development, production, post production, film festival or competition fees, education or training, and purchasing or renting essential equipment or supplies.

For the Color Grading Grant, you must submit at minimum a rough cut to be considered. Cuts that are further along are of course accepted and highly encouraged.
1 in 5 Americans are Women of Color yet less than 2% of Directors are Women of Color - The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative studied 1,388 films from 2007 to 2021, and found that 34 out of 56 film slates from 8 companies between 2015-2021 did not include even one underrepresented woman director. Let's change this together! 

Tell us, what's your favorite film directed by a woman of color? 

Source: @inclusionists  #womendirectors #womeninfilm #womenofcolorinfilm #diversevoices #behindthelens
A member recently posted looking for a producer for an indie feature. Are you looking for jobs like this in the industry? Check out the Pano Network! 

You can search through crew calls, casting calls, full-time and part-time jobs. Get email alerts when new jobs are posted, and subscribe to the Newsletter for a bi-weekly round-up of opportunities. 

Not a member yet? You can join at the #linkinbio. #panonetwork #entertainmentindustryjobs #womeninfilm #hireams #jobboard