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    Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

  • group of women

    Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

  • group of women

    Women in Focus

    Featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the industry.

» Women in Focus Conference

+ - 18th Annual Women in Focus Conference

Join us for the 18th Annual Women in Focus Conference: In the Director's Chair

Friday, April 7, 1:30 p.m.
Paul and Daranne Folino Theater
First Floor, Marion Knott Studios, Room 106

Admission is complimentary. Registration is required.

Register today!

+ - About

Women in Focus is an annual conference featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their personal experiences in the industry. 

These women have proven themselves not only as talented business women, but also as driven risk-takers, unafraid to challenge themselves to tell stories from their hearts, openly and honestly.  These women discuss the strengths of not having “egos bigger than the task at hand” and the problems of “forgetting to fight for ourselves” in the process of fighting for the movie and the other artists with whom they work.  They share their trials and triumphs, clearly showing themselves as outstanding role models for any young person seeking to enter the highly competitive entertainment industry.

+ - 2017 Panelists

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed directors for the 2017 conference:

Niki Caro (The Zookeeper's Wife, Whale Rider, McFarland, U.S.A.)

Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)

Sydney Freeland (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, Drunktown's Finest)

Panelist information is ongoing. You can check in on the status of the panel by visiting the Dodge College blog, or by searching #WomenInFocus2017 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

+ - 2017 Sponsors

Dodge College thanks its sponsors for their generosity in supporting the 2017 Women in Focus Conference:

Twyla Reed Martin, Eve Kornyei Ruffatto, Harriet Sandhu, Diana Martin, and Joyce Tucker.

Save the Date

Join us for the 18th Annual Women in Focus Conference:

Friday, April 7, 2017
1:30 p.m.