Equip your teen girls to have a bright future in film and media.

June 19th through July 14th, 2017
We’re off on July 4!

4 weeks of day camp, with a public screening of your finished film
Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM: $500  

Early registration can be done at this website:

Our esteemed mentors include:

Christy Andreoni, Board member, Women in Film and Television- Florida
Kayla Brown, film editor
Carla Hill, Theatre Education and Outreach Manager for the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Michelle Hollinger, publisher of Sisterhood Magazine
Anika Madison, Online Radio Personality
Loretta McNeir, retired TSA International Government Representative
Katrina Morris, actress
Dominique Seward, documentarian
Matt Whalley, designer who codes and mentors

Quarterly Meeting- Music and Film Panel
  • 06/28/2017 
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • FIEA, UCF 500 Bentley St, Orlando, FL 32805



 "Bridging the Gap"


Music and Film/Commercial Panel

We are excited to host our Quarterly Meeting at the UCF Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy.

Topic: How to successfully find music for your Production.

Location: FIEA, UCF 500 Bentley St, Orlando, FL 32805

Parking:  Free Parking!

Room: The Bridge. Enter through the west entrance


6:00 PM- Networking

6:30 PM- Panel Begins

8:00 PM Wrap up Q&A and Final Networking

9:00 PM- Wrap


Free to WIFT AND MUSIC Placement Members

$10.00 for Non Members

Guest Speakers:

Gene Culver :

Gene Culver, the CEO of Music Drizzle, is focused on Sync licensing, copyright and music A&R placement. He runs the which is design to bring in opportunities for both producers of music content and those in need of music.

He comes to Music Drizzle by way of managing multiple artist in the early 90’s and running two very successful internet based companies that later sold.

Gene spends most of his time working with indie artist, producers and writers in the studio helping them produce music for client projects. Each project has all the paperwork needed for licensing in a quick and efficient way.

 Jackie Otero:

Jackie Otero began her career promoting artists in San Francisco in 2001, and has since worked with artists including Ian Axel of A Great Big World, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Aimee Mann, Marc Cohn, Stroke 9, and Speech of Arrested Development. In 2006, she co-founded artist management and music licensing company Front Burner Music in Brooklyn, NY. As a music business consultant, recent credits have included music supervising the documentary film Hydro Soul, and contributing an essay to the book Song Stories. She currently serves as the Program Director of the Entertainment Business and Music Business Bachelor’s degree programs at Full Sail University.

Meagen Gibson:

Meagen Gibson is an award winning journalist, television producer and director. She has produced films, commercials and major broadcast network television, including Emmy winning programs The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are? with Shed Media, Mark Burnett Productions, One Three Media, Pilgrim Films and Television and The Institute. She is currently a course director teaching New Media Formats in the Media Communications department at Full Sail University.

We would like to Thank OUR EVENT FOOD SPONSOR: 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________           WIFT-FL  SOUTH FL BRANCH PRESENTS                                            

aytona Beach Branch

Date:  July 5th, 2016

Special Guest Speaker- Michael A. Zaharios III, MBA

Michael A. Zaharios III, MBA

A native Floridian born and raised in Daytona Beach, Michael Zaharios III received a bachelor and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. For nearly 10 years he has served as the Program Director for the state-wide Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center, an online economic development initiative powered by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. A strong advocate for entrepreneurship, Michael is always seeking ways to help others achieve their goals and aspirations. Michael’s entrepreneurial career began at a very young age through his involvement with his family’s longstanding automotive repair business based in Daytona Beach. Today, he uses his knowledge and experience to empower other entrepreneurs by helping them find resources to aid and accelerate their success. He also encourages organizations and communities across Florida to support programs and initiatives that benefit entrepreneurs. Michael gives back through serving on the Daytona Regional Chamber’s Leadership Daytona Alumni Council, Central Florida Partnership’s Young Professionals Advisory Council and as an organizer for 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend and Elevate Daytona Beach. 

 Daytona Beach Branch

Date:  July 5th, 2016

Special Guest Speaker- Michael A. Zaharios III, MBA

Title: "Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center: An online directory for all things entrepreneurship in Florida"

Description: Learn about all of the resources, events and activities available to support new and growing businesses and why everyone should consider themselves an

WIFT-FL DAYTONA BRANCH MEETS ON THE 1st Wednesday of Every Month!

Location: The HUB

Address132 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Women in Film and Television – Florida is thrilled to have been invited by the Hub on Canal for a special WIFT Wednesday  in beautiful, historic downtown New Smyrna Beach. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.  Parking in the area is free.  The Hub has extended this invitation in hopes of building a partnership with Women in Film to promote not just the fine art that is displayed at their gallery, but to be involved in local film-making endeavors. Please join us for this very special networking event promoting art and creation in the community. This is free and open to all, please come join us from 6:00-8:30pm

Both the Hub on Canal and Women in Film and Television-FL are not-for-profits that exist through generous business sponsorship and expanding membership.  Be a part, check us out, be a member.  We would love to see you.


MINDIE 2017 JULY 7th 8th 9th



Laura Gasperini, Festival Founder / Co-Director




MINDIE is Miami’s newest independent “Indie” film festival, now in its second year, celebrating Independent Films from around the world. It’s a fun, exciting and affordable weekend for you, your friends and family to spend in South Beach, enjoying the best Indie Films made this year.


Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall

1130 Washington Avenue, South Side, Ground Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139


FRIDAY JULY 07 2017 / SUNDAY JULY 09 2017.

Doors usually open 15 minutes before each screening:

                               July 7th at 6:30pm

                               July 8th at 1pm

                               July 9th at 1pm.

All screenings will be during the afternoons and evenings on all the 3 days of the Mindie 2017 Film Festival.  


All tickets are free, offered on a first-come / first-served basis. We will have a link where people can get their tickets (free tickets) on our website soon.  Seating is limited, so come early and enjoy drinks and dinner in South Beach before and after the screenings.


Founded in 2015, Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival is an ongoing film festival that works on two different levels: monthly competition and annual event. The monthly edition give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers. Instead of waiting for months before getting an answer from the festival, filmmakers are immediately contacted if selected. Their work is privately screened and evaluated by a jury of industry professionals.

Every month, the jury selects winners from each category. The monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers and distributors from all over the world.


This year we received 1,061 films from 64 countries. All 1,061 films were evaluated on their overall quality, production value, development of the story and cinematography. We then selected 92 Monthly Winners and among these winners we selected 1 Feature Narrative, 1 Feature Documentary, 11 short films, 4 student films to be screened at the Cinematheque (during the 3-day Mindie Film Festival). Festival goers can also enjoy the photography exhibition "I've already seen it somewhere", a collection of photographs of actual film locations coupled with the scenes from New York based films. Artist Davide Fiore will also be present during the festival. The exhibition will be held in the gallery of the Miami Beach Cinematheque for the month of July    

September 1-3rd, 2017
West Orange Cinemas
, Florida


September 1- 3, 2017


                                                                      Features, Documentaries & Shorts
                                                        Seminars, Workshops & Guest Panels ABOR DAY WEEKEND
September 1-3rd, 2017
West Orange Cinemas
Ocoee, Florida



Carl Spence, Thom Powers, Kiva Reardon, Diana Cadavid: Miami Film Festival’s Dream Team



Miami Film Festival is proud to announce new and returning members of its program team as the 2017-18 season gets underway, leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival, March 9 -18, 2018, under the director of the Festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming, Jaie Laplante.




NEW to the Miami program team this year is Carl Spence, a veteran programmer with more than 20 years of experience. He was instrumental in growing Seattle International Film Festival into one of the largest film festivals in North America, and held the positions of Festival Director and Chief Curator until 2016. For Miami, Carl will be focused on contributions to the Gala and Marquee sections of Miami Film  Festival, and to the fall GEMS Festival, Oct. 12–15, 2017.




RETURNING for his 7th consecutive year at Miami Film Festival, Thom Powers will continue as Miami’s Senior Programmer, Documentary Film.




RETURNING and ADDING NEW PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES is Kiva Reardon, a programmer for North America’s largest film festival, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  Kiva programmed Miami Film Festival’s Google Seminar Series on Gender and Racial Gaps in Film & Tech in March 2017, and for the upcoming year expands her responsibilities into general programming across all Festival competitive and non-competitive sections.




NEW to the Festival administration team is Diana Cadavid, a seasoned film festival professional who has most recently served as Director of Programming for IFF Panama and as a Program Associate at TIFF. Diana will take over the duties of Associate Director, Program & Industry.






Miami Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for its GEMS Festival in October and for the 35th edition of the Festival in March 2018.  To learn more, visit


Miami Film Festival

 Miami Dade College, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, 
   Miami, FL 33132


September 1-3rd, 2017
West Orange Cinemas
Ocoee, Florida


WIFT-Florida  P.O. Box 533541 Orlando, FL 32853-3541

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