Los Angeles, CA. March 26 2019

The AFI Conservatory and the WJSFF are working together on the second annual Young Women in Film Intensive.

Participating students come from the Inner City Education Foundation, View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School, Immaculate Heart, and Synergy Quantum Academy High School.

“AFI has long been an epicenter for educating and inspiring creators, and we are proud to have them join us, for the second year, in our effort to put a spotlight on female storytellers in film,” said Jana Babatunde-Bey, president and CEO of the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation. “Inclusion can only be made possible when we create pipelines for opportunity as young artists continue to hone their craft, and this program is a perfect example of our work to create access and opportunity for diverse voices.”

Under the leadership of Jana Babatunde-Bey, the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation has paved the way for diverse voices to impact the entertainment industry. Whether sharing the stories of female filmmakers such as Minhal Baig with HALA — which had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and sold to Apple — or motivating youth across the country with the Careers in Entertainment Tour, WJSFF continues to inspire the next generation while creating change and social impact.


Read more on the AFI Blog.