The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (AFI DWW) is to launch an episodic programme.

Women participating in the episodic strand will produce content for the web or streaming services and will work alongside participants in the shorts programme. 

The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) have provided sponsorship for this year’s initiatives along with engagement of NBCUniversal.

The WJSFF will support an individual participant who embodies a diverse voice. Jada Smith (pictured) will take part in nurturing and creating opportunities for new female filmmakers. 

This year AFI DWW will accept eight participants. All women will receive comprehensive training, together with new classes in Running A Series and Building An Audience, among others.

New mentors from the television and new media worlds will join the AFI DWW faculty.

For more on the AFI Directing Workshop for Women click here.