International Summit of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI)
May 16-18, 2014
Early Bird Registration Open
Women In Film and Television International Summit
May 16, 17 & 18, 2014
Westin Convention Center Hotel
Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh will play host to the 2014 International Summit bringing together women from over 40 chapters worldwide for a film summit that will educate, engage and inform the attendees through events, panel discussions, workshops and the Opal Awards.
For more information on the Summit topics and speakers click below:
Women In Film Chapter Members
$325.00 Three-Day Pass
$125.00 One-Day Pass
To Register: Pittsburgh Chapter Members: CLICK HERE
To Register: *Women In Film Chapter Members: CLICK HERE
*Chapter members must identify their affiliation
$375.00 Three-Day Pass
$145.00 One-Day Pass
To Register: Non-Members: CLICK HERE
All registrations will include the Thursday evening Welcome Reception.
Friday Registrants include the Friday evening opening night screening.
Sunday Registrants include the Keynote Speaker Luncheon.
Hotel Registration – Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219
Rate: $119.00 per night
Hotel Registration: CLICK HERE
Terms & Conditions: CLICK HERE
WIFTI Summit 2012
Each year Women In Film and Media presents its Opal Awards to women who have contributed to the artistic and economic development of Pittsburgh’s motion picture industry and the community through their work and service, or have succeeded in bringing film productions to Pittsburgh. Women in television are honored with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence.
Past honorees include actress/singer Shirley Jones; producer/director Suzanne DeLaurentis; producer Kim Moses; screenwriter/director Melissa Martin; producer Amy Lamb; Actress Adrienne Wehr; casting agents Donna Belajac and Nancy Mosser; and producer/director Anita Harnish. TV personalities have included CEO of Hub TV, Margaret Loesch; TV personalities Yvonne Zanos and Marilyn Brooks.
WIFM Scholarships are presented during the Opal Awards to female students in the Pittsburgh area who are enrolled in a film curriculum.
Movies & Martinis The International Short Film Showcase
In celebration of International Women’s Day each year, Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) coordinates an international short film showcase. Members of all Women in Film Chapters are urged to submit their films to be selected for the final reel of showcase films that are sent out to be screened at all the Chapters. Submission requests go out to the membership in the fall for the March screening.
Panels and Workshops
Educational and hand-on workshops are held throughout the year. Past workshops have included “Digital Storytelling,” “How Do I Break Into Acting?” and “What’s Your Style?” Panelists have included representatives of AFTRA and SAG, TV anchors, talent agents, casting directors, voiceover artists, studio production engineers, cinematographers and screenwriters.
The 2012 educational calendar will include seminars and ‘how to’ panel discussions showcasing the diversity of local independent women filmmakers and their works.
Popular networking events such as Mixer @ Elixir and Movies & Martinis enable WIFM members and friends the opportunity to mingle and exchange ideas, experiences and industry leads with movers and shakers in the local film industry, in a fun-filled atmosphere with food, martinis, music and movies.
For more intimate small group conversations and instructional sessions, WIFM offers monthly Coffee Talks where members and prospective members are invited to meet WIFM Executive Council members as well as industry professionals to learn more about the organization and Pittsburgh’s film industry.