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Women Filmmakers

Conference 2024

Breaking Down Barriers!

The Conference Designed To Break Barriers and Build Relationships

Two Exciting Days

Experience The Top Filmmakers Summit For Women!

The Women's International Film Festival (WIFF) returns to New York City with our biggest events of the year! A film festival and two-day conference focused on growing our craft and building connections. From innovative leaders, hands-on workshops, to dynamic panel discussions. If you're a woman filmmaker, or want to become one, you must join us in New York this Spring.


Begins Wednesday, September 18, 2024


Midtown Manhattan, New York


Women's International Film & Arts Festival Production, Women Filmmakers, Content Creators, Musicians, TV Producers

Our events are designed to connect, inspire, and empower

The greatest minds from major studios, music, media and technology — as well as from wider pop culture — will gather to examine the biggest issues that are shaking and shaping our industry. Get your ticket now to meet some of the most powerful women in the industry with our connector events.



Some of Our Speakers

Vanessa E Williams


Vanessa has starred in numerous films and television series. She is best known for her roles as Maxine Joseph-Chadway in the Showtime drama series, Soul Food, for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Williams is also known for her role as Anne-Marie McCoy in the first and fourth of the Candyman films, and as Rhonda Blair in the first season of the Fox prime time Melrose Place.

April Weeden

Stunt Woman/ Coordinator

Taking the stunt world by storm, April Weeden has built a resume of unparalleled accomplishments. As one of Hollywood's leading African American stunt women, and stunt coordinators, she has stunt doubled for numerous high-profile celebrities including Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Lopez,  Paula Newsone, Regina King, Kelita Smith, Yvette Nicole Brown, Brandy, Jenifer Lewis, Pam Grier, Vanessa L. Williams, and Gabrielle Union, to name a few.

Meital Dohan


Meital is an Israeli actress and musician. Her work on US-television began when she appeared as Yael Hoffman on the Showtime series Weeds. She went on to have roles in The Sopranos and as Aurora in the Sony Pictures web-comedy Woke Up Dead. Dohan has starred in the film Foreclosure and in the thriller Monogamy, which won the Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her roles in TV and film have led to two Israeli Oscar nominations and an Israeli Tony Award

Sam Selolwane


Sam is a passionate music executive who has been an integral part of building the urban radio campaigns for artists such as: Chris Brown, H.E.R., SZA, Usher, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan, Davido, ASAP Ferg, ASAP Rocky, Khalid, G-Eazy, Alicia Keys as well as new comers Doja Cat, Mulatto and Foushee just to name a few. Industry awards include: Billboard Women In Music Executives , Variety Magazine New York Women’s Impact Report, Variety Magazine Hitmaker of the Year, Billboard Magazine Top 40 Under 40, and more.

Olivia Brown


Olivia Brown is an American actress, best-known for her role as detective Trudy Joplin in the NBC crime drama series Miami Vice. Brown made her big screen debut appearing in an supporting role in the 1982 action comedy film 48 Hours.  She later appeared in Streets of Fire, Throw Mama From the Train, Identity Crisis, All Tied Up, and more. She had recurring roles on Hill Street Blues, Designing Women, Lois & Clark, Beverly Hills 90210, Moesha and 7th Heaven.

Saundra Sauntiago


Sandra is versatile American actress, born to Cuban and Puerto Rican parentage. She worked in television, movies and on the Broadway stage. Her famous role was that of Metro-Dade Detective Gina Calabrese in Miami Vice. You can also catch Saundra on many episodes of Gotham, True Detectives, and Blue Bloods. She also portrayed the recurring role of Marciela in the Fox series, Gang Related.

Jen Grisanti

Television Executive

International speaker and 3-time author Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career consultant, 13-year writing instructor for NBC/Universal and former 12-year studio executive. Grisanti started her career as an assistant to Aaron Spelling where she climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and Charmed. She became Vice President of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount. where she covered numerous shows, including Medium, Numbers, NCIS, 4400, and Girlfriends.

Yvonne McCormack Lyons

Founder WIFF-TV

Yvonne is the Founder of The two-time Award-Winning Women's International Film Festival, and WIFF-TV streaming platform for content made By Women For Women. For more than 17 years McCormack has worked in television both in front of and behind the camera as producer, host and journalist. She is a former Board Member of United Nations Women, speaks internationally about the impact of media on girls, and is an advocate for equity and inclusion for women and people of color in the media.

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Conference & Festival VIP Experience



  • Entry to all Panels, Workshops
  • Entry to all Films
  • Opening Night Red Carpet Film
  • Opening Night Red Carpet Party
  • Special Meet & Greet Sessions
  • Special Swag Bag
  • Entry to WIFF-TV Launch Party
  • Entry to Awards Brunch
  • Access To Special Mentorship Programs
  • Six-month subscription to WIFF-TV
  • Premier VIP Seating
  • WIFF T-Shirt
  • New For 2024. You can pay over time in three easy installments!
  • Prices Listed Above Are For Early-Bird (Thru June 18, 2024) or Standard Prices (beginning Jun 19, 2024).
  • Click the link below to get your ticket!!

Conference & Festival Pass



  • This is Our Most Popular Pass!
  • Entry to All Panels and Workshops
  • Opening Night Red Carpet Film
  • Entry to Film Festival
  • Entry to Conference Networking Receptions
  • Swag Bag
  • WIFF T-Shirt
  • 3 Month Subscription to WIFF-TV
  • New for 2024. You can pay over time in three easy installments!
  • Prices Listed Above Are For Early-Bird (Thru June 18, 2024) or Standard Prices (beginning June 19 2024).
  • Click The Link Below To Get Your Ticket!!

Online Conference & Film Festival Pass



  • Online pass to conference sessions and workshops
  • Exclusive link to watch films online for a limited time through WIFF-TV
  • WIFF T-Shirt
  • One-Month Subscription To WIFF-TV
  • New for 2024. You can pay over time in three easy installments!
  • Prices Listed Above Are For Early-Bird (Thru June 18, 2024) or Standard Prices (beginning June 19, 2024).
  • Click the link below to get your ticket!!

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Why Should you Attend The Wiff Conference?

High Value Learning

We offer a safe, interactive environment where you can learn new skills and new opportunities that can benefit your future career.

In-depth Workshops

Rather than just listening to people speak, our workshops let you walk away with something tangible in hand that you can use

Networking Events

Don't miss our daily mixers with specialized programs for you to meet that next colleague, business partner, influencer, or collaborator

Great Speakers

We've curated some of the top executives in film, music, and television to teach you and inspire you.

Exciting Giveways

Contests, swag bags, free treats to keep you quenched and engaged can make all the difference during a long day of meetings and networking

Live Q&A

Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions from some of the top industry professionals. Get your questions and concerns answered on the spot!

Register today for the Early Bird Price of only $499

event schedule

Coming Soon. Check Back Often For Updates!

Imagine The Possibilities!

We know that knowing or meeting the right person can make all the difference. Growing your connections and building relationships can be difficult if you're an introvert, new to an industry, or just simply busy. Our conference is designed to help you meet the right people, learn about opportunities, and develop relationships for future mentorships or collaborations. Imagine the possibilities! Join us in New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Conference That Builds Relationships

Click on one of the links above to purchase a ticket.  You’ll get an online receipt and ticket with a code that you can bring with you.  You may print it out or have it ready on your phone at the registration desk where staff will scan it and give you your pass for entry into the event. 
No. The event will not be available on Youtube.  If you cannot attend in person, you can purchase an Online Participation ticket.  You’ll get a special link to watch the sessions live from your computer or through an app on your mobile phone or tablet.
You can expect to get a receipt sent immediately to your email.  You’ll also get a ticket that you should bring with you to the event.  In return we’ll give you tickets for entry as well as your gift bag, pass to the film festival and opening night film.  You’ll also get tickets to the official WIFF-TV launch party.