Join us at our events

Monthly networking mixers, holiday parties, and membership showcases celebrating the creative and innovative female identifying individuals in the Austin community— there's always something here for you!

Take a look at our calendar below to see our upcoming events.

​For all event inquiries, please email events@wiftaustin.com.


Upcoming Events

    • 2 May 2022
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 34 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    Each week join Women In Film & Television Austin members for a writing session.

    **This event is exclusive to WIFT Austin Members. If you'd like to become a member of WIFT Austin, please visit our Become a Member page.


    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 16 Mar 2023
    • 9 sessions
    • Halcyon Coffee Bar and Lounge
    Register

    Each month join Women In Film & Television Austin members for a networking session. Start off the evening with simple introductions, then mix & mingle and learn about each others' ideas and goals.

    Starts at 7:00pm!

    **This event is open to WIFT Austin members, allies, and the public community


    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 25 Sep 2022



    ***SEE MEMBER PERKS FOR DISCOUNT CODE***


    AUSTIN ACTION FEST (AAF)

    September 23-25, 2022

    In-person and virtual  

    https://filmfreeway.com/AustinActionFest/tickets

     



    WIFT Austin is partnering with the Austin Action Film Festival and sponsoring the Stuntwomen’s Discussion Panel:


    “STUNTWOMEN’S DISCUSSION PANEL”


    FEATURING


    • Kelly Riot, Action Director, Fight Choreographer & Stunt Coordinator - Rebel Riot Films

    • Tina McKissick, Stunt Performer, Stuntwomen United

    • Janell Vela-Smith, Producer, Stunt Coordinator - Iron Dragon Productions

    • Nikkilette, Stunt Performer and Stunt Coordinator


    Welcome to the Austin Action Fest - Where The Action Is. The Austin Action Fest and Market is dedicated to bringing you the best action and stunt heavy projects from around the world. Whether you are interested in just watching the best action movies and shorts from a range of budgets, or you’re a professional interested in selling or distributing these projects, you’ve come to the right place! Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror, Comedy are all welcome as long as there’s kickin, stabbin, chasin or jabbin. Our viewers Require Action.


    WIFT Austin members receive a steep discount of $15 off the in-person fest and panel. See your Member Discounts for the code!



    PANEL DATE

    • September 24, 2022

    • 6:00-7:00 PM

    • Wilco Workspaces

    1615 Scottsdale Dr #200A, Cedar Park, TX 78641


    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery St, Austin, TX

    WIFT Austin Presents

    In Partnership with Onion Creek Productions and Austin School of Film/Austin Cinemaker Space

    BEHIND THE SCENES AND SCREENS PANEL

    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery Street, Austin, TX


    How do you navigate the roles of the industry? Here’s somewhere to start!

    Join us for a free film panel featuring industry pros in the Austin area. You will be able to sit in on meaningful discussion while also getting the chance to ask questions. An excellent learning & networking opportunity for any local filmmaker! Drinks & light bites provided.

    THIS EVENT WILL FEATURE AN ALL WOMEN PANEL, INCLUDING:

    Ai Vuong (Moderator)

    Ai is a producer, writer, design thinker, creative consultant, and improviser with years of experience in youth empowerment. She is the Director of Creativity for School of Slow Media and co-founder of TAPI Story. Ai’s experience is rooted in a deep commitment to enabling creative confidence and capacity.

    Catie Caccie (Panelist)

    For almost two decades Catie Cacci has been telling stories through commercials and film. As an editor at TBD POST she uses her documentary experience to find unique ways to tell branded stories and edit doc-style commercials, shorts, and features. Catie works with a variety of clients in advertising and film including large teams with layers of approval processes to smaller more intimate collaborations. Catie has edited campaigns for companies like YETI, INDEED, EA SPORTS, AARP, the US Air Force, and many more. Some of her film credits include, "Homestate" and several documentary features including "Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission" and “Sushi: The Global Catch" (which she co-edited with Sandra Adair).

    Ari Guerrero ((Panelist)

    Ari Guerrero is a Native Texican and graduate of The University of Texas. She has been working in the Austin Film Industry for over a decade. Her father was a videographer in South Texas, and at the age of 7, Ari became his cable wrangler, sparking her interest in motion picture. As many in the biz do, Ari began her journey in the film industry as a production assistant. Over the years she dabbled in the art, wardrobe, and direction departments, ultimately finding her stride in locations. She has been a location manager for 8 years now.

    Alicia Topolncky (Panelist)

    Alicia Topolncky is an Intimacy Coordinator based in Austin, TX. Alicia's goal is to empower artists to safely and efficiently craft intimate scenes which will deepen their storytelling. She does this by bringing choreography, consent-centered practices, and dedicated support to each phase of film, TV, or stage production. Alicia is also a certified Community Health Worker through the Texas DSHS, a certified mental-health first-aider, and a SAFD, ATME, and WIFT member and instructor.

    This event is presented in partnership by WIFT Austin, Onion Creek Productions, and Austin School of Film + Austin Cinemaker Space.

    FREE WITH RSVP — 18+ ONLY

    RSVP FOR FREE

    • 10 Oct 2022
    • 11 Sep 2023
    • 12 sessions
    • Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, Austin, TX

    ***SEE MEMBER PERKS FOR DISCOUNT CODE***

    Austin's Monthly Film Festival

    Every month, ATX Short Film Showcase curates 6-7 local short films, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. ATXSFS presents a platform for Texas filmmakers to screen their work in front of a live audience, receive valuable feedback, and network with their peers.

    • Screenings are every 2nd Monday of the month at Spider House

    • 100-120 attendees

    • Submission 

    WIFT Austin members receive a 25% discount off submission fees and a 50% discount off admission.

    Submission fees: $15/submit - $7/students 
    Admission: $10

    SEE MEMBER PERKS FOR DISCOUNT CODE


    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS/SUBMISSION 


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