The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (AFI DWW) has trained hundreds of women in the art of screen directing since 1974.
Each year hundreds of directors apply and less than 3% make the cut. After a rigorous selection process, AFI chooses 8 working professional women from around the country to be part of the intensive workshop. Each filmmaker is required to direct a short film which is then showcased to the industry at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) the following year.
Manjari Makijany is the second Indian woman to be selected for this prestigious program since its inception.