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  • Saturday, July 02, 2016 8:14 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    This year Women in Film Dallas partners with Dallas VideoFest for the 15th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival.

    Melanie Yonks, WIFD Chick Flicks Chair chirps about the program’s growing success, “Partnering with the Dallas Video Festival allows WIFD to expand Chick Flicks to enable us to reach a broader audience to showcase the wonderful work of women filmmakers.” The festival is adding a feature film to the lineup this year in addition to its traditional short films. 

    Films submitted should be directed by a woman and/or have women in at least two key (above the line) crew positions. Documentary and narrative films under 25 minutes are accepted and deference is given to shorts with a Texas connection.

    The Best of Fest and Texas award winners will receive a cash award. Audience Choice winner will receive a prize package. The link for submissions, along with complete list of rules and guidelines is available here.

    Funds raised through the Chick Flicks Film Festival support the WIFD Grants and Scholarship Program.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:06 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Submissions for the Chick Flicks Festival opens July 1.  Check back for all the details.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:20 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Women in Film Dallas will be participating in North Texas Giving Day. Please help us empower, promote and mentor more women in film by donating to our Grants & Scholarships Fund.

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 5:59 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)



    DALLAS, TX – August 31, 2015 – Women in Film Dallas (WIFD)
    is currently accepting short film submissions for the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival through September 4. The 14th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival will be held October 22 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

    “We have received submissions from all around the globe. I am thrilled we have an award-winning panel of judges who have offered their time and talents to review these films,” states Catherine Brockette,
    2015 Chick Flicks Chair.

    The panel of judges is comprised of Dennis Bishop,
    Motion Picture Production Chair - KD Conservatory (2014 Topaz Award Recipient), Sylvia Komatsu, Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer - KERA/KXT, Linda Stogner, Writer/Producer/Performer - Backdoor Comedy/KERA (2012 Chick Flicks Winner and 2003 WIFD PSA Director), and Amy Talkington, Writer/Director - Los Angeles (Previous WIFD Grants and Scholarships Recipient).

    The Chick Flicks Film Festival is looking for narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental short films in any genre with a runtime of 25 minutes or less. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2011. The films must have a woman in two (2) or more of the following above-the-line positions: writer, producer, director of photography or editor.  

    The Best of the Fest and Texas Award winners will receive cash prizes and the Audience Choice winner will receive a prize package. All Festival winners will be announced at the screening on October 22 at the Angelika Film Center Dallas.

    Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit organization and part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in the film, television, and screen-based media industry through networking, recognition, and educational opportunities. Proceeds from the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival will benefit the WIFD Grant and Scholastic Fund.

    To learn more about Women in Film Dallas and the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival submission process, fees, guidelines and requirements, visit

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  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:39 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Congrats to WIFD members and 2014 grant recipients Courtney Ware and Meredith Burke on their film SUNNY IN THE DARK's acceptance into four film festivals and winning two awards. Follow their journey at this link.

  • Monday, April 06, 2015 10:22 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    SOME BEASTS makes its world premiere at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival. WIFD Member Courtney Ware produced the film with Tennessee filmmaker Ashley Manor. 

  • Monday, April 06, 2015 10:19 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    Congrats to two WIFD members recognized by Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival for the short film THE GLASS OWL nominated for both Best Comedy and Best Movie Soundtrack. The film was written/directed by Cathy Bible and scored by Angie Thompson.

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 9:01 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    Congratulations to our 2014 High School Grant recipient Jade Basinksi whose film JUST YOUR AVERAGE JOE has been accepted to SXSW and Sun Valley Film Festivals!

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:05 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Women in Film Dallas is pleased to announce the 2015 funding opportunities for female filmmakers in the Dallas area.  Click here for complete guidelines and applications.

    2015 Award Amounts
    Feature Film Finishing Fund ($1,250) 

    Short Film Finishing Fund ($500)
    High School Production Grant ($250)
    The Suzanne Dooley Graduate Tuition Scholarship ($1,000)
    Undergraduate College Tuition Scholarship ($1,000)

    2015 Grants & Scholarships Flyer

  • Monday, November 03, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous


    To celebrate 30 years of Empowering, Promoting and Mentoring women in TV and Film, WIFD is launching a November Membership Drive. Our goal is 30 new professional members in 30 days.


    For every board-approved Professional or Corporate member that a current WIFD member recruits during the month of November, that WIFD member earns one FREE month of membership. Any active industry professional with at least 5 years of experience and/or 5 verifiable paid credits can apply at the Professional level. Industry companies or businesses that service the industry are eligible as Corporate members. To qualify for your free month, be sure the potential member includes you as the Sponsor on the Membership Application

    Any WIFD member - Student, Friend, Associate, Professional, and Corporate - can be a part of this drive. Help WIFD grow for the next 30 years!  

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