Contact Women in Film Seattle

Mailing address
1216 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


Women in Film Seattle is committed to: advancing women in the film, digital, and media industry; promoting diversity; and working to achieve gender parity and access. Established in 1990, WIF Seattle is a non-profit organization of professionals that supports members and the community through education and connection. Our mother organization was founded in 1973. Our membership is not restricted to women.

Women in Film is dedicated to promoting respect for women on and off set and screen. 

WIF offers events, programs, screenings, and seminars:

  • WIF's “The Second Tuesday” (TST) a monthly gathering connecting members and peers

  • Post Alley Film Festival (PAFF), a festival dedicated to women-centric short films

  • An annual grant for professional members

  • Professional member screenings

  • Educational workshops and seminars

  • Special events featuring the work of women filmmakers

  • Scholarships

  • The Nell Shipman Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in film and video in the Pacific Northwest (on hiatus)

  • Support of the annual Seattle International Film Festival, including sponsored events

  • Support of regional girls, women’s and film industry organizations

In addition, we provide news and information to our members and promote their projects. We do this via our website, newsletter, social media, and ongoing communiqués.

Women in Film Seattle began its third decade in 2016, continuing its support of women’s work, women's voices, and women's leadership. WIF Seattle is one of 50 chapters of Women in Film and Television (WIFTI), a global network with over 20,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media. The first Women in Film organization was founded in 1973 by Tichi Wilkerson Kassel, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter.