Alliance of Women Directors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing opportunities for women directors in film, television and new media, enhancing relationships between members and the creative community, protecting the independent voice of women directors, and providing support and advocacy for emerging filmmakers through resources, tradecraft workshops and mentorship opportunities. Established in 1997, it is the only organization solely dedicated to education, support and advocacy for women directors in the entertainment industry. Each member has achieved professional status by having directed at least one long or short-form narrative film, television program, documentary, commercial or new media program that has been recognized by the creative community.
Alliance of Women Directors fosters a community of professionals to advance the art, craft and visibility of women directors in the world of film, television and new media. AWD is dedicated to create opportunity for women's voices in our industry, because we believe it is vital that stories are told from all perspectives.