Upcoming Events

From our Martini Madness mixer to Chick Flicks Film Festival, Women in Film Dallas has fun, enlightening events for everyone year-round.  Click on a date below to see what we have planned!

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 12:00 AM (CDT)
    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Submit Scripts by Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. (Central)


    Women in Film Dallas

    2018 PSA Script Competition


    Every year, WIFD produces a PSA for a North Texas non-profit. This year, we have selected Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. Now we need your vision!

    DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through the implementation of prevention, education and outreach in the community. DARCC acknowledges that different experiences can impact survivors and their loved ones in a variety of ways and works to provide the best level of care and support. The organization focuses on meeting the unique needs of all populations including LBGT, the disabled and the elderly. 

    To learn more about the important community work of DARCC, please visit dallasrapecrisis.org.

    Prize: Bragging rights, have your script produced, potential Telly, and an invitation to set  as our special guest. Winning entry will be produced, aired on local media, and posted on WIFD's YouTube, website and social media.

    Who Can Enter: Contest is open to anyone who can tell a visually impactful story. WIFD members and non-members in Texas and beyond are encouraged to submit.

     Please submit your scripts to psa@wifdallas.org by Friday, May 4 at 8pm (Central).

    FEES: WIFD Members $0 / Non-Members $10 

    Payment (for non-members) can be made by clicking "Register".

    What to Submit:

    Your script should make DARCC's goal and vision come to life. As we are producing 30 and 60 second versions of the PSA, please submit one of each. Script will be shot in one day.

    Goal:  to make the community aware of DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence.


    • Bring awareness to the benefit DARCC brings to the community.
    • Show the journey a survivor may go through
    • Mention services offered
    • Show compassion and support, giving humanity back on "the worst day of their lives"
    • Illustrate it can happen to women AND men. (In Texas: 2/5 Women, 1/5 Men)
    • 74% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the survivor knows

    DARCC offers community education and prevention, 24-hour support, is confidential and 100% free.


    With this being a sensitive topic, we ask no children to be involved in the script or on set. Entry fee is non-refundable. More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately. Submissions will not be returned. All submissions must be the original work of the person submitting and entrant must agree to sign documents necessary for production by WIFD if selected. By submitting you agree to these Terms and Conditions

    Please Note: We are only accepting electronic submissions. No postal mail will be accepted. 

    QUESTIONS? Email psa@wifdallas.org.

    Thank you for your consideration and good luck!

    • Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Inventing Tomorrow 

    Director: Laura Nix

    Producers: Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Laura Nix


    April 15 @ 1:00 p.m. (Filmmaker in attendance)

    Angelika Mockingbird Station

    April 21 @  2:00 p.m.

    African American Museum at Fair Park


    With all the challenges facing our planet, a film like Inventing Tomorrow is a needed blast of hope. It’s not that the myriad of problems will fade away, but audiences can take comfort that there are young, committed and brilliant scientists who are out there ready to build a better world. The film follows a group of wonderfully awkward yet charismatic high school students who are competing in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). These young Einsteins hail from all over the world and share a deep love of science and innovation, but here they are in the hot seat, deeply immersed in a high-pressure competition that could have a huge impact on their future. It’s exciting to watch unfold, as these future leaders grow up a little bit while still being goofy, happy and exceptional kids.

    For more information about this film or EarthX:

    • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • Sunday, April 22, 2018


    Director: Katie Brooks

    Producers: Stephanie Soechtig and Suzie Gilbert


    April 21 @ 11 a.m.

    Women’s Museum in Fair Park

    April 22 @ 11:30 a.m.

    African American Museum at Fair Park

    Synopsis: War photographer Kate Brooks has covered human destruction in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria for many years. In The Last Animals, she turns her lens to a different kind of genocide: the decimation of African elephants and rhinos by poaching and transnational wildlife trafficking. In this comprehensive and disturbing examination of the poaching crisis, Brooks draws out startling connections between illegal wildlife trade, international border security and government corruption. She chronicles the conservationists, scientists and activists at the frontlines of the battle against poaching. And she falls in love with the magnificent creatures whose very existence teeters on the brink.

    For more information about this film or EarthX:

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Ross & Hall Kitchen and Beer Garden, 3300 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

    Fun. Friends. Amazing.

    Join us for this WIFD tradition of 

    mixing and mingling 

    with industry professionals.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Ross & Hall Kitchen and Beer Garden

    3300 Ross Avenue


    Save with Advance Registration!

    WIFD Members - Free with advance registration, $5 at door*

    Guests - $10 in advance, $15 at door*

    *Admission fee includes appetizers courtesy of WIFD

    Happy Hour prices until 8PM!

     $3 wells / $3 domestic bottles (including Shiner) 

    $4 house wine & chosen tap beer feature of the week


    Behind Ross & Hall building

    Parking lot 1/2 block east (200ft from the building)

    Texas Credit Union Lot after 6pm 

    Do good while you shop! A percentage of your purchase through Amazon Smile helps Women in Film Dallas provide opportunities for female filmmakers in the North Texas community. Thank you!

    • Friday, May 18, 2018
    • Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Join us for our


    May 18 - 20, 2018

    Abernethy Media Professionals
    10763 Sanden Dr. 

    Dallas, TX 75238



    All are welcome (women and men) - especially if you are a student*, intern, new-ish to the industry or simply wanting a refresher and more information on film production. 

    *With registration, college students qualify for a one-year FREE WIFD membership. Bring proof of enrollment and we'll sign you up on the spot!


    The purpose of this event is to provide you with an opportunity to learn from industry professionals in a fun and interactive environment.



    Friday evening, May 18  kicks off with a keynote address followed by a mixer with industry professionals and past WIFD Presidents. Networking is the key to success in this industry! Appetizers and beverages will be included.


    Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20  will be filled with in-depth and hands-on instruction for various positions in production. Lunch and snacks will be included.


    Want to support WIFD, but can't participate?

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    Many thanks to our annual sponsors:

    Do good while you shop! A percentage of your purchase through Amazon Smile helps Women in Film Dallas provide opportunities for female filmmakers in the North Texas community. Thank you!

Past events

Thursday, March 08, 2018 WIFTI Showcase
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time's Up, Dallas - Brunch
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Hello, It's #MeToo - The DFW Stories
Monday, January 22, 2018 Margarita Madness
Friday, January 12, 2018 SXSW Member-Only Discount
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 WIFD Western Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 WIFD Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, November 17, 2017 WIFD Production Boot Camp
Saturday, November 04, 2017 WIFD FxCF Shorts Block
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Flicks by Chicks WIFD Film Fest
Thursday, October 05, 2017 WIFD FxCF Co-Presents DVF DocuFest
Monday, September 18, 2017 WIFD 2017 Member Showcase
Thursday, September 14, 2017 North Texas Giving Day
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Mega Industry Mixer
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Call for WIFD Showcase Submissions
Thursday, July 13, 2017 How to Fest
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 VO Casting for 2017 PSA
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Casting for 2017 PSA
Thursday, June 08, 2017 LEMON Special Free Screening
Thursday, June 08, 2017 THE BOOK OF HENRY Special Free Screening
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2017 PSA Script Competition
Monday, June 05, 2017 Martini Madness on the Roof!
Friday, April 28, 2017 The Empowerment Project Screening, Panel, Mix & Mingle
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 WIFTI Showcase 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 WIFD Saturday Brunch
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Margarita Madness
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 WIFD Holiday Party 2016!
Thursday, November 17, 2016 WIFD Membership Meeting 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016 15th Annual Chick Flicks Festival
Friday, October 07, 2016 Chick Flicks Film Festival 2016 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Thursday, September 29, 2016 WIFD Membership Showcase
Thursday, September 29, 2016 WIFD 2016 Raffle!
Thursday, September 22, 2016 North Texas Giving Day 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Chick Flicks Festival Submissions Open
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Dog Days of Summer with DPA
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Martini Madness Summer Mixer
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Drinks and a Dream with Katie Cokinos
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Spotlight Series: An Evening with Katie Cokinos
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Conversations on Public Relations
Sunday, April 17, 2016 SONITA Screening at DIFF
Saturday, April 16, 2016 FARMER/VETERAN Saturday Screening
Saturday, April 16, 2016 SONITA Screening at DIFF
Friday, April 15, 2016 FARMER/VETERAN World Premiere & After Party
Thursday, March 31, 2016 WIFTI 2016 Showcase
Sunday, March 06, 2016 Spotlight Series: Tea with Wendy Calhoun
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Brunch Conversation: The Oscars
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Impact Meet & Greet
Thursday, December 31, 2015 WIFD Event Sponsor 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Holiday Party 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Open Your Presence!
Thursday, October 22, 2015 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 WIFD Membership Meeting 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Mixer Madness
Thursday, September 17, 2015 North Texas Giving Day 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015 Chick Flicks T-Shirts!
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Festival Masterclass: Submit, Screen & Repeat
Thursday, July 30, 2015 WIFD Membership Showcase
Thursday, July 23, 2015 WIFD GoPro Hero4 Raffle!
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival 2015 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Monday, July 13, 2015 2015 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Friday, June 26, 2015 Chick Flicks Summer Fix
Friday, June 26, 2015 Deadline for Scholarship Applications
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Television Production
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Mixer & Mentor Meetup
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Happy Hour with DIFF Filmmaker Sarah Ivy
Friday, March 27, 2015 Deadline for Grant Applications
Sunday, March 08, 2015 WIFTI Short-case
Thursday, February 26, 2015 The Truth of Non-Fiction
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Toast the New Year Mixer
Thursday, December 11, 2014 WIFD Holiday Party
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Topaz Awards Gala
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 2015 WIFD Board Nominations
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WIFD Member Meeting
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Topaz Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Sunday, October 12, 2014 PSA Screen Craft Competition
Thursday, October 02, 2014 2014 Chick Flicks Film Festival
Thursday, September 18, 2014 September Mixer
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Getting Animated - August Program
Monday, July 07, 2014 2014 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Thursday, June 26, 2014 WIFD Member Showcase
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Martini Madness Mixer - Champagne Shindig
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Learn How To Act ... Like a Pro!
Thursday, February 27, 2014 9th Annual WIFTI Showcase
Thursday, January 30, 2014 30 on the 30th!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 Happy Holiday Season and Thank You for a great year!
Thursday, December 12, 2013 WIF.D Holiday Party
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Mentors, Membership & Meet the Candidates
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Free Financial Wellness Workshop
Thursday, October 03, 2013 Chick Flicks Festival
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Hello Autumn! Martini Madness
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Chick Flicks Film Festival Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Spotlight Series with Lisa Kaselak
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Screening of TOMLINSON HILL, a 2013 documentary film, with follow-up Q&A
Thursday, August 22, 2013 VISUAL PERSPECTIVE: a look inside the world of animation and VFX
Thursday, August 15, 2013 2013 Topaz Award Nominations
Monday, August 12, 2013 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Chick Flicks Summer Fix - "Venus & Serena"
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2013 Grants
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2013 Scholarship
Thursday, June 13, 2013 WIF.D Membership Showcase
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Script Contest for Chick Flicks Festival Promo
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Our Cinco de Mayo Martini Madness!
Saturday, April 27, 2013 CONGRATULATIONS at USAFF
Thursday, March 07, 2013 Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Showcase
Thursday, February 07, 2013 First Martini Madness of 2013!
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Sassy Pants - Dallas Screening & Filmmaker Q&A
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Holiday Party / Last 2012 Martini Madness
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 25th Topaz Awards Gala
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 25th Topaz Awards Sponsorship
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Day 3 - Chick Flicks Festival Short Film Competition
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with Texas Chicks
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Day 2 - Chick Flicks Festival "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Executive Producer America Young
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Day 1 - Chick Flicks Festival "WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with "WONDER WOMEN!" Executive Producer Erin Prather Stafford
Sunday, September 16, 2012 Spotlight On... the best YOU: Successfully communicating your own personal brand
Monday, August 20, 2012 2012 Topaz Award Nominations
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Martini Madness
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Chick Flicks Summer Fix - "The Lost Garden - The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blaché"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 The Perfect Family - Dallas premiere!
Monday, April 30, 2012 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Saturday, April 28, 2012 That's What She Said - Special Screening
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Filmmaker Meet & Greet
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Martini Madness & Mentor Meet-Up
Thursday, March 08, 2012 WIFTI Short Film Showcase
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2012 Member Showcase & Drive!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Martini Madness
Thursday, December 08, 2011 Cover Your ASSets with Copyrights & Clearances, with Sally Helppie
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 TOPAZ AWARDS - November 15th
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Day 3 - Chick Flicks Festival Short Film Competition at the Angelika Dallas
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Day 2 - Chick Flicks Festival "Who Does She Think She Is" at the Modern in Ft Worth
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Day 1 - Chick Flicks Festival "Miss Representation" at Studio Movie Grill
Thursday, September 15, 2011 Spotlight On: Literary Manager and Producer, Rogers Hartmann!
Thursday, August 25, 2011 Focus on the Freelancers
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Special Screening of SENNA for WIF.D Members!
Thursday, August 11, 2011 5-Minute Mentor Meet Up
Thursday, August 11, 2011 WIFD presents Martini Madness
Saturday, July 16, 2011 Special Discount Screening of WEDDING PALACE
Friday, July 01, 2011 Spotlight On: Producing both the studio and independent feature film with Bonnie Curtis!
Thursday, May 19, 2011 Martini Madness
Thursday, May 19, 2011 5-Minute Mentor Meet Up
Saturday, May 07, 2011 Writing Winning Business Plans for Independent Filmmakers, with Louise Levison
Thursday, May 05, 2011 Screening of "Lost Boys of Sudan"
Sunday, May 01, 2011 Screening of "The First Grader" at USA Film Festival
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tribute to Barry Corbin & screening of Nonames with Kathy Lindboe in attendance
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tribute to Malcolm McDowell & screening of Pound of Flesh with Tamar Hoffs in attendance
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 FREE SCREENING OF HBO FILM
Monday, April 18, 2011 Script Contest for Chick Flicks Festival Opener
Thursday, March 10, 2011 WIFTI Short Film Showcase

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