Advice to Beginning Female Filmmakers

The advice to young female filmmakers in this Film Courage video by filmmakers Elle Schneider and Lily Cade, is good advice to women in the industry in general:

Be compatriots not competitors.

Don’t get so wrapped up in “it’s a man’s world.”

Don’t encourage the tokenism. More than one woman can be in the writer’s room, for example.

Learn how to to counter offensive behavior in a productive way.

Learn how to read people.

Realize not everyone will be interested in working with you, move on. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be a filmmaker.

Are you a young female filmmaker starting out? The NYWIFT’s Intern/Mentor Program is Accepting Applications for Immediate Placement.  More info here.