Girls That Create has put together a list of resources for families with girls who wish to become filmmakers and have careers in film. If you would like to suggest organizations or resources for this list, don’t hesitate to contact us at erin(at)girlsthatcreate.com. Thank you.
Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC): Strives to support and celebrate the work of women composers through advocacy and education.
Austin Film Festival Young Filmmakers Program: Dedicated to fostering creativity in the next generation of storytellers.
Black Girl Film School: A 501(c)3 non profit education foundation that offers quality face to face and online film production programs for females interested in pursuing a career path in TV and film.
GIFT (Girls In Film & Television): Committed to giving girls hands-on instruction/experience in filmmaking and an opportunity to tell their stories.
Girls IN Focus: Connecting girls and non-binary youth globally with their trailblazing film programs and have them emerge as industry leaders. Taught by entertainment professionals, their four programs, both online and in-person, offer girls and non-binary youth from around the globe a supportive, unique environment to connect and collaborate, creating films together from concept to festival-ready films.
Girls’ Voices Now: Empowering girls and femme-identifying youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking.
Made In Her Image: A non-profit movement striving towards social equity in the film, media and entertainment industry. They serve youths aged eight to 18 by curating engaging programming to foster media literacy and empowerment.
NeXt Doc: A year-long fellowship that brings together emerging documentary storytellers from diverse backgrounds across the country with award-winning documentary filmmakers to learn, share, and build their skills.
Reel Stories: Training the next generation of female filmmakers. They provide educational opportunities where girls and young women learn to create their own media content, giving them the tools to work behind the scenes.
The Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP): A digital publication and resource that advances research on the hundreds of women who worked behind the scenes during the silent film era.
Women in Animation (WIA): WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and we provide resources and connections to make it happen.
Women in Film (WIF): Advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries—in front of and behind the camera, across all levels of experience—to achieve parity and transform culture.
Women In Media: Promotes gender balance in the film and entertainment industries through networking, professional development, and advocacy for women, women-identifying, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers who work above and below the line and the people who love to collaborate with them.