NMWIF members are writers, directors, editors, actors, ADs, costumers, casting directors, agents, craft services, makeup, and more.
Our membership consists of women and men who wish to develop their professional skills, meet like-minded creative individuals and support the expansion of women's role in the Film & TV Industry. Some programs that we offer are:
Each month NMWIF sponsors a member event on a wide range of topics to help inform and connect our film community. Every week, NMWIF hosts screenwriting groups in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Additionally, each member receives a monthly e-newsletter with industry information, events, and opportunities.
It is our honor to offer scholarships to NMWIF members in good standing. Each year, we award financial grants to further the projects, training or education of our members, and thus their careers.
The annual Sage Award was created by NMWIF to honor a person who is dedicated to the ‘greater feminine’ and active in supporting women in the film and TV industry. We are very proud of our recipients who have received the Sage Awards since its inception, including Shirley MacLaine, Ali MacGraw, and Julia Cameron.
Public Service Announcement
Women in Film chapters around the world have made numerous PSAs for 501c3 charities and NMWIF is honored to continue this effort in New Mexico.
The NMWIF Screenwriters Group is a collection of writers & actors who meet every other week to read and give feedback on new work.
“I joined NMWIF out of the sentiment that JFK expressed - “a rising tide lifts all boats”. The support and inspiration I get from our monthly get togethers helps me know the next steps I need to take as an actor, writer and coach."
— Vivian Nesbitt, Owner and Instructor at Sol Acting Academy
“Joining NMWIF has led me to meet some talented women in film, and I’ve built some cherished relationships.
— Ashley Baca, Actor
“Being member of NMWIF gives me access to an outstanding network of artists and collaborators. NMWIF is a trademark for dedicated professionals to meet, greet, and create.
— Catharine Pilafas, Actor SAG-AFTRA
We have five membership tiers that will suit you, no matter what your background or preferences: Organizational, Professional, Associate, or Student.