Women in Film and Television – Austin


To connect, support, and empower women and female-identifying individuals in film, TV, and media in the greater Austin area. WIFT Austin participates with other Women in Film chapters through their affiliation with Women in Film International and Women in Film and Television U.S. Check out their website here.


  • They are passionate about building a diverse community of creative female-identifying media-makers at all career stages.
  • They host quarterly Professional Education Programming and bimonthly Networking Events for their members to make Austin a dynamic hub for Texas women in the media industries.
  • They collaborate with Austin-based film, TV, and media organizations, film festivals and conferences to amplify the voices of women in these creative fields.
  • They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; charitable donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


They are governed by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee. Their Board of Directors and Advisory Committee are comprised of women working in all aspects of the film, TV, and media industries.

Founding Co-Presidents: Alicia Eastes & Elizabeth V. Newman
Vice President: Kristen Benitez
Treasurer: Sonia Anguiano
Secretary: Teresa Roberson
Development Co-Chairs: Chloé Carcamo & Dana Collins
Community Partnerships Co-Chair: Samantha Lopez
Events Co-Chairs: Kelly Coffee & Marisa Mirabal
Marketing Co-Chairs: Ali Bills & Chiara McCarty
Membership Co-Chairs: Heather Mansfield Jernigan & Lynsey Tamsen Jones
Programs Co-Chair: Laura Annalora & Teresa Seale
AFS Liaison: Erica Deiparine-Sugars

Betty Buckley
Heather Page
Juliet Blake
Melanie Yonks
Michele Martell
Mindy Raymond Benson
Rebecca Campbell
Sandra Adair

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