AWD launches “Find a Director” and celebrates CAP program

AWD launches new website with SEARCHABLE DATABASE of women directors


The new database boasts search options to find AWD directors that match a producer’s project. Users can filter by budget, genre, DGA status, and category (narrative feature, television, documentary, etc.). Since its launch, several members have been contacted and hired by producers. No longer can anyone say they can’t find a woman director. Find a director for your project:


AWD’s Career Advancement Program celebrates successful first year


Committed to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television, the Career Advancement Program (CAP) provides advocacy and support to women-identifying directors through a Craft Enrichment Series, Industry Support Program, and In-House Shadowing Program.


The AWD Industry Support Program champions the careers of AWD members by offering mentorship, workshops, and panels that inform and enrich the craft of directing. 2017-2018 participants include: Ursula Burton, Lisa Caruso, Emily Dell, Marty Elcan, Sharon Everitt, Mandy Fabian, Rosser Goodman, Liz Hinlein, SJ Main, Jen McGowan, Jenn Page, Michelle Steffes, Stephanie Stender, Camille Thoman, and Donna Wheeler.


The AWD In-House Shadowing Program is a peer-to-peer mentorship. AWD connects applicants with fellow AWD members directing film, commercials, music videos, or web series for shadowing opportunities. 2017- 2018 participants include: Wei Ling Chang, Nicolette Daskalakis, Kate Rees Davies, Kathleen Davison, Corinne Jayaweera, Rainy Kerwin, Stephanie Purcell, Lisanne Sartor, Christine Shin, and Gabriela Tollman.


AWD selects participants from its membership of 250+ women-identifying directors. Participants go through a rigorous application process and are selected based on the quality of their work and professional experience. To learn more about CAP, email Lagueria Davis or visit

About Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors fosters a community of professionals to advance the art, craft and visibility of women directors in film, television, & new media.

2 thoughts on “AWD launches “Find a Director” and celebrates CAP program

    1. Hi Serena! Active AWD members will receive an email when applications re-open. Keep an eye out for the announcement!

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