Cost of Membership


Members receive free or discounted admission to AWD events, access to online resources, and discounts on industry goods and services. They are eligible to apply for our In-House Shadowing and Industry Support programs, receive discounts and waivers on film festival submissions and have access to networking with our Community Partners.

Above all, with AWD, you have a built-in network of supportive creatives and like-minded professionals.

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. Due to high interest in AWD, it may take up to a month to review your application. Additionally, PLEASE add to your contact list so your response does not go into your spam folder.

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