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Monthly networking mixers, holiday parties, and membership showcases celebrating the creative and innovative female identifying individuals in the Austin community— there's always something here for you!

Take a look at our calendar below to see our upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • To Be Announced

    Join us for the WIFT-Austin Writer’s Club Table-Read featuring Dollhouse, written by Jess Gutierrez-Hefner, and directed by Kirtana Banskota

    Tuesday, June 25

    The Courtyard ATX

    208 W. 4th

    6:30 p.m. - Arrivals

    7:00 p.m. - Reading begins

    This event is FREE. Immediately following the read-thru, there will be a one-hour Q&A where you’ll have a chance to ask questions and offer feedback to the writer.

    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Special Location
    • 9

    We are thrilled to announce our program series, Listening In, returns on Sunday, June 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Listening In offers an opportunity to uncover the unique personal stories, thoughts, and ideas from some of the industry's most impressive and accomplished female creatives.

    Exclusive to WIFT Austin members. Limited Space.

    This Listening In will feature TWO panels!

    First, actors Savannah Welch and Katherine Willis will chat about their experiences in front of the camera followed by a behind the lens panel!

    About Kathrine Willis:

    Katherine started acting in theater when she was 12 yrs old. Katherine is a wift member and a Texan. She is an incredible actor. Katherine is also a producer. 

    She is  best known for her roles as Myrtle Hale in Killers of the Flower Moon (2023), Diana Lord in Tell Me Your Secrets (2021), and Joanne Street in Friday Night Lights (2006). She is also known for her work on: NBC's The Blacklist (2013), HBO's The Leftovers (2014), USA Network's Queen of the South (2016), and the Nat Geo miniseries The Long Road Home (2017).

    About Savannah Welch:

    Savannah is an Actor and a Musician. She is a Texan. Savannah has her own podcast 'Enough about Music' She sits down with some of the music greats, and talks about anything and everything, except music.  Savannah Welch is known for her acting roles in the HBO Max series TITANS, ABC's THE GOOD DOCTOR, Hulu's THE HANDMAID'S TALE, Oscar nominated film BOYHOOD directed by Richard Linklater; TREE OF LIFE starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain; and a recurring guest starring role as ex-Marine Dawn on the History Channel’s SIX. 

    Our second panel features Director Alexandra Chando! Alexandra will be breaking down the script/scene from our Actors in the first panel, joined by women behind the lens.

    Alexandra Chando is a Director, Producer, and Emmy nominated Actor. She got her start in the entertainment industry as an actress--with over 20 years of experience on network TV and film. Chando has been a series regular on shows for major networks like NBC, The CW, FOX and most notably playing twins on "The Lying Game", as well as guest stars on network series and a recurring role on Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”. After becoming interested in directing, Chando began shadowing directors on network TV series (ABC’s “Mistresses”, Fox/Marvel’s “The Gifted”), totaling over 400 on-set hours. Since 2017 she has directed multiple short films, an independent TV pilot and most recently her first feature film, "And On the Eighth Day". As the Festival Manager of Mammoth Film Festival™ and the Executive Director of HER VOICE, an initiative aiming to create accessibility and opportunities to emerging female filmmakers, Chando has immersed herself in filmmaking and is dedicated to making strides in gender parity. In 2020, she launched “The Her Voice Podcast”, a podcast about getting candid and having meaningful conversations with females (and males) in the entertainment industry. Chando was a cohort in the 2022 class of the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program.

    Jenni Wieland first made her name as a production accountant in Los Angeles and Austin, working at home and on-location around the globe. Though not seen as a particularly glamorous position, Ms Wieland found that her role as Accountant allowed her to work closely with and learn from some of the top Producers and industry professionals in the world, and it was this access that has allowed her to step into the roles of Production Supervisor and Line Producer. Jenni graduated from the RTF- film production program at the University of Texas at Austin in the 90s and moved to L.A. to work on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. After several years in Hollywood, she returned home to find a thriving industry and began work with such luminaries as Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, DAvid Gordon Green and Terrence Malick. Throughout her career, Jenni has always maintained a particular love of Independent films and hopes to continue to support artistic and important stories through her work. Jenni is also an accomplished French Horn player and has contributed to several recordings, live bands and even a few soundtracks.

    This intimate fireside chat style conversation is hosted by our very own powerhouse, the Women in Film & Television Advisory Board's Mindy Raymond. They invite an industry friend to come and talk, and give members an exclusive opportunity to listen in. After the conversation, members, host and guest will have a chance to socialize-fostering new connections, inspiring new ideas, and making new friends.

    **This program is exclusive to WIFT Austin members. Limited Space. RSVP is required.

Past Events

20 Jun 2024 WIFT Austin Third Thursday - 6/20/24 @ Easy Tiger South
28 May 2024 The Writing Club Presents a Table Read of "The Repair Pair"
26 Apr 2024 WIFT Austin 2024 Annual Fundraiser
11 Apr 2024 WIFT Austin Third Thursdays
26 Mar 2024 The Writing Club Presents a Table Read of "The Last Rodeo"
13 Mar 2024 Annual Happy Hour - an unofficial SXSW event
11 Mar 2024 Ridiculous Boat Party - 50 Tickets for WIFT Members/Guests
9 Mar 2024 SXSW Official Event - Coffee and Conversations with WIFT Austin
27 Feb 2024 The Writing Club Presents a Table Read
23 Feb 2024 WIFT Austin Early Riser's Writing Club
20 Feb 2024 WIFT Austin's 2024 Tuesday Writer's Club
13 Dec 2023 2023 WIFT Austin Holiday Party
30 Oct 2023 "For When You Get Lost" Monday Screening Happy Hour
27 Oct 2023 AFF Friday "For When You Get Lost" Screening and Afterparty at Aussies Grill Next Door
16 Sep 2023 Happy Hour @ Lake Travis Film Festival
5 Sep 2023 3rd Annual WIFT Austin Member Showcase
29 Aug 2023 The Writing Club Presents a Table Read
10 Aug 2023 2023 Elections Q&A
23 Jul 2023 Program Series: Listening In
20 Jun 2023 Incentives & You: Unpacking the Newly Increased Incentives Program, A Conversation with TXMPA
8 May 2023 WIFT Writing Club Script Reading of "The Hubby Hunt" by Bianca Arvin
24 Apr 2023 WIFT Austin's Writing Club 2023
14 Apr 2023 WIFT Austin Annual Fundraiser 2023
19 Mar 2023 Brave Conversations About...
13 Mar 2023 Happy Hour at Upstairs At Caroline
5 Mar 2023 Program Series: Listening In
15 Jan 2023 Brave Conversations About...
9 Dec 2022 2022 Holiday Party
14 Nov 2022 Partnership: 48 Hour Film - Film de Femme Screening
5 Nov 2022 Partnership: Texas Book Festival
28 Oct 2022 Partnership: Austin Film Festival
28 Oct 2022 WIFT Austin Meet Up During AFF with Sylvia Caminer in attendance
21 Oct 2022 Partnership: 48 Hour Film - Film de Femme Project
18 Oct 2022 WIFT Austin Annual Member Meeting 2022
10 Oct 2022 Partnership: ATX Short Film Showcase
29 Sep 2022 Behind the Scenes and Screens Panel
23 Sep 2022 Partnership: Austin Action Fest
13 Sep 2022 2nd Annual Member Showcase
9 Sep 2022 All-Woman Pre-Screening of THE WOMAN KING with Fons PR
15 Aug 2022 Finding Investors For Your Film - A conversation with Aaron B. Koontz and Bears Rebecca Fonte
18 Jun 2022 WIFT Austin 2022 Fundraiser
3 May 2022 Demystifying the Law: A Workshop for Film & Media Makers with Michele Martell, Esq.
2 May 2022 WIFT Austin's Writing Club
26 Mar 2022 WIFT Austin x Holi 2022 - Festival of Color
17 Mar 2022 Mix It Up with WIFT Austin: SXSW Edition
17 Feb 2022 WIFT Austin Third Thursdays
16 Feb 2022 Slate For That Self-Tape
10 Feb 2022 A Conversation with Steph Swope & Craig Staggs
1 Feb 2022 Lunar New Year Table Read
29 Jan 2022 Taxes For Artists
20 Jan 2022 WIFT Austin Third Thursdays
12 Jan 2022 Jumpstart Your Creativity
29 Nov 2021 WIFT Austin Mentorship Program
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