The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced its annual AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase set for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7pm, at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. The event provides an opportunity for the program’s 2015 participants to premiere their work to an invitation-only audience of representatives and working artists from throughout the creative community.
This year’s 10 episodic and short film directors in attendance will be: Amy Barrett, Christine Boylan, Dime Davis, Claire Fowler, Mia Lidofsky, Erica Liu, Bella Monticelli, Rebecca Murga, Philiane Phang and Chelsea Woods. Bios can be found here.
The Showcase will be presented by Lifetime, which recently announced a groundbreaking commitment to DWW through its Broad Focus initiative, guaranteeing employment to the graduate filmmakers, starting with the Class of 2015.
The April 12 event will also introduce the newly selected AFI DWW Class of 2016: Joey Alley, Gillian Barnes, Rosie Haber, Tannaz Hazemi, Courtney Hoffman, Maggie Mahrt, Manjari Makijiany and Frankie Shaw.
For more on the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, please visit: AFI.com/DWW.