What We Do
Welcome to the WFTV website
Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 14,000 women worldwide. Members of our organisation come from a broad range of professions spanning the entire creative media industry.
We host a variety of events throughout the year, present a prestigious awards ceremony every December, and run a mentoring programme for women in the industry. We also host networking evenings, collaborate with industry bodies on research projects and lobby for women’s interests.
Becoming a Member
Any female professional working in the film, television or creative media industry in the UK can become a member of WFTV (UK). This includes a broad range of occupations, such as director, writer, producer, actor, media lawyer, production manager, accountant, broadcaster, presenter, commissioner, development executive, marketing and PR executive, journalist, sound recordist, DoP, gaffer, post production supervisor,VFX artist, distributor etc.
We have 2 types of membership, London and Country:
Annual London Membership is £100 + VAT, which works out at just £10 a month.
Annual Country Membership, for those who live anywhere in the UK outside the M25, is £50 + VAT, which works out at just £5 a month.
"I can't recommend joining Women in Film & Television enough. As a young woman, still relatively new to the industry, WFTV has helped an incredible amount over the last few years with expanding my knowledge, my networking skills, contacts and confidence."
WFTV Member, 2014
History of WFTV (UK)
In 1989, a group of women came together for the first official WFTV (UK) meeting. They were a mix of business executives, creatives and performers, including Linda La Plante, Dawn French, Joan Collins and Janet Street Porter. These were successful women who were fed up with the still male-dominated industry which demanded they be engaged in a constant struggle to be heard and respected.
They resolved to take positive action and follow in the footsteps of organisations in LA and New York, which had been established in the 70s, to support women working in the film and TV industries. They did this by creating a network of members and organising workshops, events, mentoring and awards to help them progress in their careers.
In 1990 the first Women in Film and Television Awards ceremony was held to recognise the achievements of some of the most successful women the industry could boast. Twenty-four years on, the Awards is the largest annual celebration of women working in film, TV and digital media in the UK and has become a 'must attend' event.
The organisation has grown from being run by volunteers to having, 4 full-time members of staff, a busy programme of events all year round and a well-respected Mentoring Scheme.