Young Women of Cinema


We want to give young women filmmakers the support to share their stories, make films, get jobs and be heard!

Women aren’t getting enough opportunities behind or in front of the camera. Of the top 100 grossing films of 2018, women represented:

  • 4% of directors
  • 15% of writers
  • 3% of cinematographers
  • 18% of producers
  • 18% of executive producers
  • 14% of editors

PRO-TV's Young Women of Cinema program is an 8-month intensive program that provides an advanced level of video production training with an extensive focus on storytelling throughout the production process. Participants are a diverse and dynamic group of 10-12 young female professionals who are ready to take their careers to the next level. Students receive “hands-on” instruction from an experienced industry professional who provides media literacy skills, technical, business and interpersonal skills training as well as mentorship. Additionally, they will have access to state of the art equipment and the opportunity to network with key players in the film and television industry.

Who is Eligible?: Young women residing in NYC, Ages 18-24
Where: DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013
When: One weekday
Length: October - May (8 months)
Please note that current slots are filled and applications are not being accepted at this time.