WIFTA Annual Gala

WIFTA’s Gala celebration recognizes extraordinary individuals who have made valuable contributions to advancing the roles of women in the film and television industry.

Tickets available HERE

Join us at the Havana Club for heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, casino games & entertainment, music and remarks by special guests from Georgia’s film & television community.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
6:00PM – 10:00PM EST
Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

DRESS:  Formal/Cocktail/Monte Carlo Casino

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Lorielle Broussard at executivedirector@wifta.org. 

Short Film Showcase Winners!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Short Film Showcase!  We had a great turnout with over 100 people in attendance.  Please see below for all the winners: 

Best Short Film
Best Director
Amanda Brooke Avery for LEAVING CHARLIE
Best Actor 
Angela Reed
Best Female Representation
Special Mentions/Jury Award
Special Mentions/Jury Award
For more information on the filmmakers and their films, please see below: 
Spaghetti Romance
Directed by: Carrie Finklea

Set in Sicily, Abby meets her girlfriend’s conservative mother for the first time.   When the encounter goes awry, she decides to take matters into her own hands –Italian style.

Leaving Charlie

Directed by: Amanda Brooke Avery & Diane Calhoun



A young queer woman discovers and re-evaluates her boundaries in life and in her job as a stripper.


Directed by: Jessica Adler


With the help of her best friend, Christine redefines her perception of strength and what it means to be herself.


Directed by: Lauryn Johnson

Fourteen year olds were interviewed with the objective of learning their story.


Directed by: Milad Jarmooz



Setareh has been abused by her husband the day after their wedding.


Directed by: Isabel Hickok


Bloom, whose literal Chinese translation is “flower open,” explores the story of Rose, an Asian-American woman who struggles to find self acceptance in spite of a societal white beauty standard that works against her.


Directed by: Sara Eustáquio



Cristi has just moved to an unknown country, far away from family and friends. 
At first, she is happy for the challenge. But soon she begins to question her place in this new world that seems to be a lost town, made of absences, distances, silence and indifference. ‘4242’ is the story of a young female immigrant, a story of a teenager’s anguish who is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home.


Directed by: Eva Kaminsky



A lonely New Yorker is forced to examine the monotony of her life when confronted with the terrifying possibility of attending her 25th High School Reunion.

C’est Moi

Directed by: Howard J. Davis



Set in modern day Montréal “C’est Moi” explores the collision of the past as it meets the present in the forgotten story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a figure of Black Canadian History and her efforts to fight against slavery in 18th Century New France. How much of our past is erased in the restoration of history?

An Actor Prepares?

Directed by: Ani Cohen & Emma Sharp

An ode to “An Actor Prepares” by Constantin Stanislavsky as a how-to instructional… Or more like a how-not-to.