Women In Film and Television International Summit

Posted Monday 14 Oct 2013

Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh will play host to the 2014 Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit, which will draw women from the 40 chapters located worldwide to discuss filmmaking issues and attend panel discussions and screenings. Registration begins on November 1 for early bird registration.

"This is a huge thrill for our chapter to be the host of this summit and show the world what Pittsburgh is capable of in the film industry.  We will be drawing from our local film and television community to form our panel discussions and showcase Pittsburgh at the same time," said Faith Dickinson, President and Founder of Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh and WIFTI Board member.

The 2014 WIFTI Summit is currently in the planning stages with VisitPittsburgh and will include local film groups such as Steeltown Entertainment, Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival, Douglas Education Center, Point Park University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and others in the community.

The 2014 Summit will draw attendees from around the world as well as local interested filmmakers.  The recent summit in 2012 was held in Washington, DC in December and drew participants from New Zealand, Sweden, London, Mexico and across the United States and Canada.

Contact: Faith J. Dickinson, Founder / President

Women In Film and Media

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Ali Webber On Screen

Posted Monday 14 Oct 2013

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