Why Join?

NYCWF is known for being a safe, inclusive, and encouraging space for women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers. Join our community to build your network of diverse and underrepresented creators. Become a Filmmaker or Veteran Member for even more opportunities to advance your career, including all our events, job listings, and microgrants.

Are you an Ally? We welcome everyone in our fight for gender parity in the Film & Media industry, from individuals who identify as men to businesses looking to hire more women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers.

Perks of Membership

Join the NYCWF Network to meet new collaborators, search our job listings, take advantage of the opportunities we share, and attend our events from skill-building workshops to panels with industry professionals. If you can’t make an event, catch a replay with our library of recordings.

NYCWF Network

Access our easy to use online community to share successes, ask questions, and connect to our filmmakers.

Hire & Find Work

Post jobs and gigs, as well as view and respond to job listings and crew calls. You can also search for filmmakers by specific criteria.

Microgrants

Apply for our microgrants of $500 to give your career or project a boost. The application is quick and easy! Grants are awarded semi-annually.

Events & Workshops

Invites to our monthly events and workshops. Paid members attend all our events for free!

Benefits & Discounts

Special discounts from our partners for production services, education & training, festival submissions & more.

Library of Event Recordings

Don’t miss a thing! Replay recordings of our past events where professionals share their expertise.

Members Only Programming

Special programs and events that are not offered to the public including mentorship & career building opportunities.

Full Control of your Data & Privacy

Choose what you share with the community as well as which notifications you receive and when.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQ and don't hesitate to contact us for more info!

You're in Good Company!

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Expanded Their Professional Network​
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Have Been Hired for a Freelance or Fulltime Job
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Found Crew for Their Films Through NYCWF
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Stats Taken from Our Annual Member Census

Join as a Woman, Non-Binary, or GNC Filmmaker

Sign up for free as a Follower to connect with our professional community. Upgrade to a Filmmaker membership and unlock all that the Network has to offer including benefits, discounts, job listings, microgrants, free events, our extensive library of recordings, and more.

Filmmakers with 10+ years of experience are encouraged to sign up for the Veteran level. This helps us to identify mid to late career professionals to recommend and refer to our partners. We also invite Veteran members to mentor an emerging filmmaker from our community.

Are you an Ally or Business? Keep scrolling or click here for how you can join & support us!

Follower

Free to Join
Connect with Like Minded Filmmakers
Free to join
  • Access the NYCWF Network
  • Hire & Be Hired
  • Browse Filmmaker Database
  • Find Crew for Your Projects
  • Create Your Member Profile
  • Connect to Our Filmmakers
  • Invites to Monthly Events
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Workshops
  • Watch Recordings of Events
  • Benefits & Discounts from Our Partners
  • View & Contribute to Our Resources
  • Social Media Spotlights
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Give Back & Mentor a Filmmaker
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts

Filmmaker

For Emerging Professionals
who identify as Women, Non-Binary, or GNC
$ 60 / year
  • Access the NYCWF Network
  • Hire & Be Hired
  • Browse Filmmaker Database
  • Find Crew for Your Projects
  • Create Your Member Profile
  • Connect to Our Filmmakers
  • Invites to Monthly Events
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Workshops
  • Watch Recordings of Events
  • Benefits & Discounts from Our Partners
  • View & Contribute to Our Resources
  • Social Media Spotlights
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Give Back & Mentor a Filmmaker
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
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Veteran

For Established Professionals
who identify as Women, Non-Binary, or GNC
$ 120 / year
  • Access to NYCWF Network
  • Hire & Be Hired
  • Browse Filmmaker Database
  • Find Crew for Your Projects
  • Create Your Member Profile
  • Connect to Our Filmmakers
  • Invites to Monthly Events
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Workshops
  • Watch Recordings of Events
  • Benefits & Discounts from Our Partners
  • View & Contribute to Our Resources
  • Social Media Spotlights
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Give Back & Mentor a Filmmaker
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts

Join as an Ally

We welcome everyone in our fight for gender parity in the Film & Media industry, from individual Allies who identify as men to Businesses looking to hire more women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers.

If you believe in the power of stories to shape society, that artists should be paid for their work, and you’re interested in fostering gender parity and underrepresented talent in Film, TV & Media, please join us by hiring from our community, joining our network, and donating & supporting our work.

Let’s build the future of film together!

Ally

For Individuals Who Identify as Men and
Support Women, Non-Binary & GNC Filmmakers
$ 60 / year
  • Create 1 Account
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
  • Access the NYCWF Network
  • Post Jobs & Manage Listings
  • Find Crew for Your Projects
  • Browse Filmmaker Database
  • Create Your Member Profile
  • Connect to Our Filmmakers
  • Invites to Monthly Events
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Watch Recordings of Events
  • View & Contribute to Our Resources
  • Opportunity to Mentor Filmmakers

Business Ally

For Businesses Looking to Hire & Support
Women, Non-Binary & GNC Filmmakers
$ 300 / year
  • Create up to 5 Accounts
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
  • Access the NYCWF Network
  • Post Jobs & Manage Listings
  • Find Crew for Your Projects
  • Browse Filmmaker Database
  • Create Your Member Profile
  • Connect to Our Filmmakers
  • Invites to Monthly Events
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Watch Recordings of Events
  • View & Contribute to Our Resources
  • Opportunity to Mentor Filmmakers

FAQ

The NYCWF Network is an active, thriving community of filmmakers where you can learn, grow, and connect. NYCWF has built a commitment to women, non-binary, and GNC creators through 100+ events, attracting 6000 members over 5 years – but what we offer isn’t only knowledge, it’s connection through an inclusive and supportive community. We’ve connected hundreds of filmmakers and built opportunities in-person, online and through referrals.

Some perks of membership depending on the level you choose include:

  • Build your filmmaking community
  • Apply for microgrants
  • Hire & Be Hired
  • Find a Mentor
  • Find and share knowledge and opportunities
  • Expand your knowledge with our new events and recordings of past events
  • Join the movement for gender parity in the film industry
  • Amplify & provide opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers

YES! We’re transitioning our community off of Facebook so we can have a private and safe space with more features and control. Click here to join as a Follower and create your free profile!

Yes. We’re transitioning our community off of Facebook to combat privacy concerns, and to allow the organization to grow. Our new platform is called the NYCWF Network and we’re super excited for you to join us!

Both Filmmakers & Veterans have access to the exact same NYCWF Network and benefits. We often get requests for referrals for filmmakers within our community to hire. Some of those requests are for high level positions. Thus, we encourage filmmakers with 10+ years of experience to sign up at the Veteran level to help us easily identify mid to late career professionals to recommend and refer to our partners.

We also plan to launch our mentorship program soon and invite all our Veteran members to give back and mentor an emerging filmmaker from our community. We were founded on the principle of women helping women and firmly believe that meaningful mentorship rewards both the mentor and mentee.

Yes! If you support our mission we hope you’ll join the Network as an Ally member to connect with our community and hire underrepresented filmmakers.

If you’d like to post a paying job to our community, you can do so here without creating an account. You can also join the Network as a Business and create accounts for your employees. Learn more here.

Yes. NYC Women Filmmakers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of New York.

Membership Dues are tax deductible in certain circumstances. Consult a tax professional to determine if you might be eligible to deduct. However, your membership dues do not count as a donation and cannot be deducted as such. To make a 100% tax deductible donation, please click here.

Thank you for asking! There are many ways to support our non-profit. Check them all out here.

Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us!

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