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UPWIFT membership is open to women who have worked and continue to work in the film and television industries. The membership fee is only $50 per year and it is easy to do via a link at upwift.org. We also offer a discounted student and 60+ membership of $25 per year. To receive the discounted rate, you will need to contact our membership chair at: www.membership@upwift.org.  UPWIFT strives to bring you value for your membership.  

Membership benefits have included the following, so far:
Discounted tickets to our Oscar’s Viewing Party

Free admission to the UPWIFT/Stockade Works Spring Mixer at Mariners’ Harbor in Kingston, NY.

Discounts at UPWIFT screenings at the Rosendale Theater and Upstate Films/Rhinebeck.

  • Free VIP pass to the Hudson Valley International Film Festival (August 2016).

  • 50% off submission fees to the Capital Cultural Cinema Exchange.

  • 50% off of other festival and screenwriting contest submission fees.

  • Free admission to the SSIFF Female Filmmakers Panel.

  • Upcoming: Special surprise perks at the UPWIFT party at the Woodstock Film Festival (announcement coming soon).

Benefits always include:

  • Discounts or free admission to all UPWIFT programming, such as the Reel Women in Film screening series at the Linda and coming soon to the Rosendale Theater and other Hudson Valley theaters.

  • Membership to sister organization NYWIFT is reduced for UPWIFT members with packages starting at $75 per year. Please go to nywift.org for details.

  • Member mixers at locations throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital District.

  • Network-building volunteer opportunities.

  • Access to members-only industry job-postings.

Interested in becoming an UPWIFT member? Membership is only $50 per year and gives you free admission to our programming events for the year.

If you have any questions such as where to send your application or renewal dues, contact Membership at membership@upwift.org. Please write all checks payable to Upstate Women in Film and Television.

NEW! You can now pay for your UPWIFT membership online via PayPal:

It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to pay for your membership online, all you need is a valid credit card.