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Pano is known for being a safe, inclusive, and encouraging community for women, non-binary & GNC creators. Join to find crew, get hired, and build your network of filmmakers. Upgrade to a paid membership for even more opportunities to level up your career, including grants, discounts, mentorship and much more.

Membership Benefits

Pano Network

Access our easy to use online community to share successes, ask questions, and connect to our thousands of filmmakers.

Microgrants

Apply for our Microgrants to give your career or project a boost. The application is quick and easy! Grants are awarded semi-annually.

Hire & Find Work

Post crew & casting calls and get alerts anytime a new job or gig is posted. You can also search for filmmakers to hire by specific criteria.

Job Referrals & Recommendations

We reach out to you or recommend you when we get hiring requests for positions requiring certain experience.

Events & Workshops

Get invites to our monthly events and workshops. Filmmaker & Veteran members attend our events for free or at a steep discount.

Library of Recordings

Missed an event? Don't worry, you can replay recordings where professionals share their expertise. 50 videos and counting

Showcases & Screenings

Submit your film to our member showcases and attend special screenings for free.

Peer Mentorship

Apply to our unique Pano Pairs program where members are matched to support each other equally.

Benefits & Discounts

Special discounts from our partners for production services, education & training, festival submissions fees & more.

Special Programming

We're developing new offerings to help advance your career including complimentary MasterClass memberships & in-depth training.

Features & Spotlights

Celebrate your wins and submit yourself or your project to be featured on our newsletter and social media channels which reach thousands of filmmakers.

Full Control of Your Data & Privacy

We take your privacy seriously. Choose what you share with the community as well as which notifications you receive and when.

Questions?

Take a tour of the Network, check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to contact us for more info!

You're in Good Company

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For Women, Non-Binary & GNC Filmmakers

Sign up for free as a Follower to connect with our professional community. Upgrade to a Filmmaker membership and unlock all that the Network has to offer including microgrants, discounts, and mentorship.

Underrepresented filmmakers with 10+ years of experience are encouraged to sign up at the Veteran level. This helps us to identify mid to late career professionals to support and refer to our partners.

Are you an Ally or Business? Keep scrolling or click here for how you can join & support us!

Follower

For Women, Non-Binary, or GNC Filmmakers
to Crew Up & Build Their Network
Free to join
  • Access the Pano (NYCWF) Network
  • Connect to Thousands of Filmmakers
  • Find Work & Get Hired
  • Post Jobs, Crew & Casting Calls
  • Fill Out a Professional Profile
  • Send & Receive Endorsements
  • Browse Filmmaker Directory
  • Curated Newsletter with Opportunities
  • Invites to Events & Screenings
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Submission Fee Discounts
  • Benefits for Training & Services
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Programming
  • Watch Recordings of Past Events
  • Submit to Screenings & Showcases
  • Member & Project Spotlights
  • Apply for Our Mentorship Program
  • Support Our Non-Profit Organization
  • Free MasterClass Membership
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Join Breaking Through The Lens
  • Membership Verification Letters

Filmmaker

For Emerging Professionals
who identify as Women, Non-Binary, or GNC
$ 60 / year
  • Access the Pano (NYCWF) Network
  • Connect to Thousands of Filmmakers
  • Find Work & Get Hired
  • Post Jobs, Crew & Casting Calls
  • Fill Out a Professional Profile
  • Send & Receive Endorsements
  • Browse Filmmaker Directory
  • Curated Newsletter with Opportunities​
  • Invites to Events & Screenings
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Submission Fee Discounts
  • Benefits for Training & Services
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Programming
  • Watch Recordings of Past Events
  • Submit to Screenings & Showcases
  • Member & Project Spotlights
  • Apply for Our Mentorship Program
  • Support Our Non-Profit Organization
  • Free MasterClass Membership
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Join Breaking Through The Lens
  • Membership Verification Letters
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Veteran

For Established Professionals
who identify as Women, Non-Binary, or GNC
$ 120 / year
  • Access the Pano (NYCWF) Network
  • Connect to Thousands of Filmmakers
  • Find Work & Get Hired
  • Post Jobs, Crew & Casting Calls
  • Fill Out a Professional Profile
  • Send & Receive Endorsements
  • Browse Filmmaker Directory
  • Curated Newsletter with Opportunties
  • Invites to Events & Screenings
  • Eligible to Apply for Microgrants
  • Submission Fee Discounts
  • Benefits for Training & Services
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Members Only Programming
  • Watch Recordings of Past Events
  • Submit to Screenings & Showcases
  • Member & Project Spotlights
  • Apply for Our Mentorship Program
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
  • Free MasterClass Membership
  • Mid to Late Career Recommendations
  • Join Breaking Through The Lens
  • Membership Verification Letters

For Allies and Businesses

We welcome everyone in our goal to build a more inclusive entertainment industry, from individual Allies who identify as men to Businesses looking to hire more women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers.

If you believe in the power of stories to shape society and you’re interested in fostering underrepresented talent in Film, TV & Media, please support us with a paid membership to hire and connect with our community.

Let’s build the future of film together!

Ally

For Individuals Who Identify as Men and
Support Women, Non-Binary & GNC Filmmakers
$ 60 / year
  • Create 1 Account
  • Access the Pano (NYCWF) Network
  • Connect to Thousands of Filmmakers
  • Browse Filmmaker Directory
  • Post Jobs, Crew & Casting Calls
  • Apply to Mentor Filmmakers
  • Fill Out a Professional Profile
  • Send & Receive Endorsements
  • Curated Newsletter with Updates
  • Invites to Events & Screenings
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Watch Recordings of Past Events
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
  • Shout Outs in Our Newsletter
  • Potential for Further Partnerships

Business Ally

For Businesses Looking to Hire & Support
Women, Non-Binary & GNC Filmmakers
$ 300 / year
  • Create up to 5 Accounts
  • Access the Pano (NYCWF) Network
  • Connect to Thousands of Filmmakers
  • Browse Filmmaker Directory
  • Post Jobs, Crew & Casting Calls
  • Apply to Mentor Filmmakers
  • Fill Out Professional Profiles
  • Send & Receive Endorsements
  • Curated Newsletter with Updates
  • Invites to Events & Screenings
  • Free & Discounted Events
  • Watch Recordings of Past Events
  • Support Our Non-Profit Efforts
  • Shout Outs in Our Newsletter
  • Potential for Further Partnerships

FAQ

The Pano (formerly NYCWF) Network is an active, thriving community of filmmakers where you can learn, grow, and connect. Pano has built a commitment to women, non-binary, and GNC creators through 150+ events, attracting thousands of members since 2015 – but what we offer isn’t only knowledge, it’s connection through an inclusive and supportive community. We’ve connected hundreds of filmmakers and built opportunities in-person, online and through referrals.

Some perks of membership depending on the level you choose include:

  • Build Your Filmmaking Network
  • Apply for Microgrants
  • Hire & Be Hired
  • Find a Mentor
  • Amplify Your Projects
  • Discover Opportunities & Share Resources
  • Expand your knowledge with our workshops and recordings of past events
  • Join the movement to build a more inclusive film industry
  • Amplify & provide opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers

Yes! If you identify as a woman, non-binary or GNC creator, click here to sign up as a Follower and create your free profile!

Yes. We transitioned our community of 6,300+ filmmakers off of Facebook in August 2021 to combat privacy concerns and allow the organization to grow. Our community is now on our private online platform, the Pano (NYCWF) Network, and we’re super excited for you to join us!

In an effort to better encompass our unique community and offerings, we debuted a new name and logo for 2022. You can read the full announcement and details here.

Don’t worry – our mission hasn’t changed. We are still the organization that you know and love – dedicated to advancing the careers of women, non-binary, GNC creators in Film, TV & Media. We remain a safe, inclusive, and encouraging community to collaborate, ask questions & share your wins.

Both Filmmaker & Veteran members have access to the exact same Pano (NYCWF) Network and benefits. We often get requests for referrals for filmmakers within our community to hire. Some of those requests are for high level positions. Thus, we encourage filmmakers with 10+ years of experience to sign up at the Veteran level to help us easily identify mid to late career professionals to recommend to our partners.

We’re continously developing our offerings for mid to late career filmmakers as we know a lot of programs tend to focus on emerging professionals. If you have an idea or feedback to share, please don’t hestiate to contact us!

Yes! If you support our mission we hope you’ll join the Network as an Ally member to connect with our community and hire underrepresented filmmakers.

You can join the Network as a Business and create up to 5 accounts for your staff or employees. Every account will have access to post jobs, crew & casting calls and browse our directory of underrepresented talent to hire! Learn more here.

Make sure to login and head to the Tour which breaks down every aspect of the Pano (NYCWF) Network and how to make the most of your Pano membership!

Yes. Pano Network, Inc. (formerly NYC Women Filmmakers, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of New York.

Membership dues are tax deductible in certain circumstances. Please consult a tax professional to determine if you might be eligible to deduct. However, please note your membership dues do not count as a donation and cannot be deducted as such. To make a 100% tax deductible donation, please click here.

Thank you for asking! There are many ways to support our non-profit organization. Check them all out here.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us!