About AWD Membership

By joining AWD as a member, you will become part of an empowering, professional, and respectful community of directors from across all genres and mediums. The one thing that ties us all together is our mission to increase the number of working women-identifying and gender nonbinary directors.

Beyond providing incredible networking opportunities among your peers and those at different stages of their careers, AWD programs several monthly events focused on the craft of directing and navigating the business side of the industry. Members also have the opportunity to apply to our professional development programs, which take place throughout the year. Through partnerships developed by AWD, we are able to offer member discounts and waivers on film festival submissions and discounts to resources and services from select industry partners.

As part of our mission to increase opportunities, AWD adds all members to our searchable database of directors, which is used by producers and productions companies looking to hire directors.

Cost of Membership



Qualify for Membership

To qualify for Membership you must be 21 years of age and have directed a feature film, TV episode, TV movie, documentary, commercial, web series or short film that was selected to be aired publicly by an established film festival or distribution company. *Note: All work is subject to review. PLEASE add and to your contact list so your response does not go into your spam folder.

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