AFI Directing Workshop for Women

AFI Directing Workshop for Women

Los Angeles, CA
The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing. DWW offers participants intensive training in narrative filmmaking in an innovative workshop. Each participant is required to complete a short film or series by the end of the program. DWW is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. The program is tuition-free though participants are responsible for raising the funds for their projects.

Projects We're Supporting

SINGLE: an AFI Directing Workshop for Women Project

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

A woman with a physical difference gets set-up to go on a blind date with a guy who also has a physical limb difference. And she is pi$#ed.

102%

This project got the green light!

Tryphine

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

Tryphine is a horror film about a 'disturbed' woman learning English. It is being produced as part of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

102%

This project got the green light!

BLOCKS

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Experimental

A mother of two young children begins to spontaneously vomit LEGO blocks.

101%

This project got the green light!

"410 Stamped"

Baltimore Short
Action, Drama

An unlikely pair of Baltimore teens find themselves together on one wild night against a backdrop of curfews & over-policing.

88%

This project got the green light!

Hello From Taiwan

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

A Taiwanese American family living in California in the late 1980s struggles to re-unite across cultural and language barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

A Song for Myself

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.

111%

This project got the green light!

Child

Los Angeles Short
Drama

CHILD follows a young woman from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who is struggling with motherhood after the birth of her first child.

102%

This project got the green light!

SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles Short
Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.

116%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

Ahma in the Bardo

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Foreign Film

194%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

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