Sunday Tea with AWD and Industry Friends

Under our Career Advancement Program we are launching a new virtual Q&A Series "Sunday Tea with AWD" featuring many of our incredible Advisory Board and Honorary Board members. This series will also be open to the general public.  Join us for talks on all things directing, featuring a … Read On ›

Helping Members-in-need

COVID-19 has affected practically every aspect of our lives. While these may not be the challenges we are used to facing, AWD has always been about creating community to work through adversity.  Starting today, we will be raising funds from our community at large to provide pre-purchased meals for our … Read On ›

Interview with Mary Lou Belli

“There are no roadblocks only detours.” Prolific television director, AWD honorary member, and author Mary Lou Belli recently released Acting for the Screen, a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors. AWD sat down with Belli to … Read On ›


by AWD member Karen Bacellar All Photos by Ashly Covington  In 2015, director Amy Adrion was searching for answers. How could she make a living as a director? How could she deal with rejection? How could she break into a male-dominated industry? Around that time, there were tons of articles … Read On ›

Your Guide to Crushing AFM

by AWD Member Angie Comer AFM is a dynamic, must-attend event for filmmakers and writers. It is to your benefit as a creator to not simply attend AFM -- you need to work it! It’s essential to have your AFM game plan before the actual event starts, so that … Read On ›

Heartland International Film Festival & Indy Shorts

Heartland and Indy Shorts International Film Festivals - Indiana’s largest and longest-running and Midwest’s largest short film festivals, respectively - are the first film festivals to program a full block of films by the Alliance of Women Directors' members as part of an HIFF-AWD partnership. AWD spoke to Director … Read On ›