Recent News (Updated December 2015)

San Diego State University Research: It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: On-Screen Representations of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2014

USC’s Annenberg School Research: Gender & Short Films: Emerging Female Filmmakers and the Barriers Surrounding their Careers

Women In View 2015 Report

Research & Education

Female Filmmakers Initiative

New research shows films by women and men are equally likely to receive distribution out of the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition, but gap widens from there.
Industry perceptions of a gendered marketplace, scarcity of talent pool, lack of ambition, as well as gender imbalance among gatekeepers, help explain broken pipeline for female filmmakers.


Women in View

Women in View is non-profit organization dedicated to fostering greater racial and gender equity on screen and behind-the-scenes of Canadian media, entertainment, and digital industries

Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen

The mandate of Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen (CUES) is to achieve gender equality in the production of screen-based media by raising awareness of the issue, and generating discussion within the industry.

Please Adjust Your Set

Please Adjust Your Set is currently partnering with the Advocacy Committee of Vancouver Women in Film and Television to gather statistics on women’s participation in the Canadian Film and Television sector and to present our findings to key stakeholders in the industry.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Founded by Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under.

Women’s Media Center

The Women’s Media Center—founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem—has the goal of making women visible and powerful in the media. The Women’s Media Center is training women and girls to be media ready and media savvy, monitoring and calling out media sexism, launching petitions, inviting watch-ins, organizing tweet-ups, and other activist campaigns.

Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University

For more than a decade, researchers affiliated with the Center have provided individuals working in the entertainment industry and members of the public with extensive and forward-thinking research on the employment of women. Scholars at the Center conduct an extensive agenda of original research documenting women’s under-representation and investigating the reasons for the continuing gender inequities.

Réalisatrices Équitables

Equitable directors is a non-profit organization founded in 2007; its members are professional directors of Quebec.

Other WIFT Chapters

Women in Film & Television – Vancouver

Women in Film & Television – Atlantic

Women in Film & Television – Alberta


Women in Film & Television – International

Women in Film & Television – UK

Women in Film & Television – L.A.

Women in Film & Television – New York

Writers & Bloggers

Melissa Silverstein, Women & Hollywood, IndieWire

Emily Nussbaum, TV Critic, The New Yorker

Maureen Ryan, TV Critic, Huffington Post