The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing.

DWW offers participants intensive training in narrative filmmaking in an innovative workshop. Each participant is required to complete a short film or series by the end of the program. DWW is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. The program is tuition-free though participants are responsible for raising the funds for their projects.

Visit the Program section for details.

Applications for the DWW 2019 cycle are now open. Our final deadline is August 31, 2017. Please check the HOW TO APPLY page for further details and the link to our application portal.

You can play your part in American film and support this tuition-free program with a donation here.