WIFV is delighted to work with GreatNonProfits.org to gather testimonials from members and sponsors. A sampling follows:
"Women in Film and Video is a fantastic group for those with careers in broadcast, TV, film, A/V enterprises and general media. Group members are eager and willing to help you find the answers to your questions, and events are useful and interesting. I am most active with the Documentary Roundtable group, which brings in a speaker every month or two to talk about a specific aspect of documentary filmmaking - whether it be the actual filmmaking process, PR, film festivals, etc. I am glad to gain from the expertise of others who have been in the field longer than I have, and I am glad to help any who are just graduating from college."
"I've seen the results of this organization in the way I see the DC film community run. This organization actually creates a sense of community and brings us together, and it gives me a generally positive feeling for other film professionals in the area."
"The staff and volunteers that I met were generally helpful and welcoming."
"If I had to make changes to this organization, I would include more intimate events where groups of 8-10 people got together to network and talk about ethics in filmmaking. The big events are great, but it's at the small events where we really connect."
"Women in Film and Video is a great resource because for sharing information and events. I have make great contact that have provided me with great possibilities, and met wonderful people who are doing what I am, or already working in their field. My hope is that by participating in this discussion more people will become aware of this great organization."
"I was a Volunteer & networked with other professionals to build a business network."
"Women in Film & Video has been the best organization because of the people I've met and the workshops I've attended. There is an old saying that you get what you give, and that explains WIFV. I've volunteered since my membership started in 2001. I've gained friends, mentors and confidence."
"I've started my own business and am about to embark on a historic journey that has been documented recently in the Washington Post. THAT is a direct result of my membership in WIFV."
"The Executive Breakfast Program is a chance for executive members to see each other's work, learn from leaders in our field, and best of all share a lovely breakfast with their friends and colleagues.”