A local non-profit organization wants to recognize and highlight women in the film industry. Click here to read more and hear about an upcoming, outdoor, socially-distanced event.
Women in Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential with the global entertainment, communications, and media industries. In what has always been considered a male-dominated industry, women have had their turn at making an impact in the media world.
To bring local women the opportunity to advance themselves in the industry, Women in Film established its own Cincinnati chapter in 2016.
“WIF Cincinnati is a community of creatives dedicated to celebrating and advancing the creative and professional development of women in the region working in film, television, and digital media,” says Aymie Majerski, Executive Producer at Barking Fish.
The mission behind Women in Film Cincinnati is to create networking and professional development opportunities, screen members’ work and highlight member achievements, appreciate the art of film and educate the community, develop and access funding for member projects, and to promote equality for women in the industry.
The inspiration behind Women in Film mainly comes from the funding of creative projects, as it most often serves as one of the most difficult aspects. “We want to provide local filmmakers with resource options when looking to fund a project,” says Majerski.
To help continue to support filmmakers and creatives in the industry, Women in Film Cincinnati is hosting the Better Cities Film Festival on Sept. 26 and again on Oct. 3.
“We’ll be screening 20 short films over two nights, all of which have been featured in the Better Cities Film Festival,” says Majerski. “WIF Cincinnati selected these 20 for their relevance to urban issues we face here – making Cincinnati more bike and pedestrian friendly, increasing affordable housing, minority entrepreneurship, racial equity, and building sustainably.”
On Sept. 26, films by women make up the entire first half of the program and the second night of screenings also features women in half of the films shown. “We want to highlight women working in the industry, as it’s an important part of WIF Cincinnati’s mission,” says Majerski.
Tickets for the event at $10 and you can bring your own blanket and chair. The event, being held at Hollywood Drive-In, only accommodates about 40 vehicles, so buy your $25 ticket before they’re gone.