May Member News

Jessica Redish Congratulations to AWD Member Jessica Redish, whose film "AIRWAY" won Best Micro Comedy Film at the Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta. The short film centers on a woman's worst nightmare come to life when the man next to her won't turn his phone to Airplane … Read On ›

STARZ #TakeTheLead Directors Program with AWD

View full announcement HERE. Who is eligible?Directors who meet all of the following requirements: AWD members who are in good standing or who have submitted an application to join by Saturday, May 15th at 11:59pm PT Have yet to direct an episode of televisionMeet the program requirements (see below) What … Read On ›

AWD Member Spotlight: Iram Parveen Bilal

AWD Member Iram Parveen Bilal is a filmmaker to watch! Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, she tells thought provoking stories that are socially impactful and envision an inclusive world. Her second feature, I’ll Meet You There, a family drama about a Muslim cop and his teenage ballerina daughter, was … Read On ›

April Member News

Lorin Davis Lorin Davis was awarded Best Short - Dark Drama for her film "Braveo" at the Oregon Short Film Festival. "Braveo" centers a young girl who tries to be brave when her father disappears during a global pandemic. In addition to "Braveo," Lorin had a second film … Read On ›

AWD Partners with Seed&Spark for Virtual Series

In our ongoing collaboration with Seed&Spark, AWD is excited to be sponsoring a hand-curated virtual series of 6 Creator Events.  WHEN: The second Monday of every month at 3pm PST, starting Monday, April 12. HOW: Register using the links belowWHY: By September you’ll be a crowdfunding whiz and … Read On ›

AAFCA + AWD Celebrate Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) assembled a star-studded list of Black women directors for intimate dialogues about their craft, careers, and experiences working in cinema. All of these conversations are now available to … Read On ›

2021 AWD Directing the Actor Lab Participants Announced

Alliance of Women Directors is proud to announce the selected directors for Jennifer Warren’s 2021 Directing the Actor Lab: Kryzz Gautier, Ashley Brim, Emily Lerer, Natalie Cook, Tomeka Winborne, Heather Hawthorne Doyle, Soma Helmi, Michelle Salcedo, Jessica Petelle, Stacy Adamski, Laura D'Antoni, and Bonnie Foster. Over the course … Read On ›

AMC and AWD partner for Master Classes

As reported in Deadline, AWD has partnered with AMC Networks to launch the High-Octane Episodic Directing Series, a program of five master classes centered on directing action and thriller content in scripted television. The master classes will feature director, showrunners, and department heads from AMC Networks’ varying range of … Read On ›