August 11 – It’s a Downtown Grill Girl BBQ this year!

Get together with friends old and new, bring a dish (filled with something great) to share: a side dish or dessert and a bottle or beer to share. Tari will BBQ chicken, hot dogs and tofu dogs.

Location: 909 5th Avenue  (a condo)
The entrance is on 5th Ave. The door is locked but there is an attendant at the front desk to let visitors in. The room and patio are on the second floor where the party will be happening.

Parking: In the evening there is usually plenty of street parking. You can also park in the building if you arrive before 7pm. After 7 the outside gate is closed. There may be a $6 fee, TBD.

May 14-June 7 Seattle International Film Festival is

May 12 – Presentation: Producing 101
Location: NWFF
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Time 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Gather with your colleagues new and old for a producer’s presentation by DGA producer Susan LaSalle. Some of Susan’s documentaries include: the award-winning The Breach, Rising Star Project (in production), and Oscar-winning Deadly Deception. Susan also produced a feature film now in distribution: Ira Finklestein’s Christmas.

May 14 - Opening Night at Seattle International Film Festival

May 17 - WIF/SIFF Festival Forum panel discussion:
Screenwriting is Re-writing!
12:30 – 1:30 pm at SIFF Film Center
According to accomplished screenwriters, the rewrite process is where you take your screenplay to the next level. Our panel discusses table reads, utilizing or dismissing critique, and just how many drafts it takes to be ready to shoot. Panelists include:
Sarah Conradt, writer, The Dead of Winter
John Jacobsen writer, instructor, The Artist’s Toolbox
Sonya Lea, writer, director, Every Beautiful Thing (SIFF 2015)
John Portanova, writer, producer, director, Valley of the Sasquatch (SIFF 2015)
Shawn Telford, actor, writer, director, The Last Virgin, El Camino Solo (SIFF 2015)

WIF Branded Films:

May 24 - Northern Exposure at SIFF Uptown: 11:30 am - a shorts package of terrific locally crafted films- many WIF members involved in the making!

May 25, 27 - West of Redemption Main Screening 5/25 at The Harvard Exit 7:00 pm, a feature directed by WIF member Cornelia Moore, starring Billy Zane.

May 27, 28 - The Hollow One Main Screening 5/27 at SIFF Uptown 9:00 pm, a feature produced by WIF board member Lorraine Montez
While searching for her missing father, an emotionally damaged woman confronts her tragic past and a shadowy figure with sinister intentions.
Wednesday, May 27; 9:00 p.m.; SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Thursday May 28 3:30 p.m.; SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Purchase Tickets:

May 31 - NW Connections Party Sunday, 8 pm St John’s in Cap Hill. WIF is co-hosting the event and inviting our Professional WIF members


WIF Seattle Events — fun, friendly, and educational

Women in Film Seattle creates educational programs, seminars, workshops, and special events featuring distinguished producers, directors, writers, and industry leaders.

Members connect on The Second Tuesday of the month for fun, networking, and support. Professional members’ work is screened often every other Second Tuesday, members have an opportunity to Speed Network, or listen to seasoned filmmakers tell Production War Stories. Whatever the plan for The Second Tuesday, it is always fun, enlightening, and a place to network with your peers and colleagues in the film, video, media production industry.

For more detail on specific events, explore menu options on the left side.