African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) is a non-profit organization based in New York. For the past twenty two years, the AAWIC organization has served as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers. We are dedicated to providing a platform and showcase for aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/or actors. Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, and mentoring by established professionals.


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About the Founder

Besides Terra’s film production success, she interned at Universal Pictures and served as a judge for some of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards such as the Emmy Awards, Student Academy Awards-Oscars, New York Film Festival and NATPE. Ms. Renee was featured in Essence Magazine representing the Wal-Mart Voices of Color Film Series. In addition, she was the recipient of the United States Postal Service Hattie McDaniel Stamp award and was 2011 NAACP Woman of the Year Award as well as the 2012 Living Legends Award by the New York Greater Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Renee also received the 2013, “Keeping the Dream” award from the prestigious youth organization, Jump Start and the 2014, “Bridge Builder” award from the United African Coalition.Ms. Renee recently became a Fellow recipient of the United Way and Baruch College “Leadership of the Non-profit Sector” program. She sits on the Executive Board of the UNESCO NYS Chapter and the Board of African Women of Good Governance.
  • Recipient of Woman of the Year Award
  • Recipient of Living Legends Award
  • Recipient of the African Leadership Award
  • Ambassadorship from African Women for Good Governance
  • Bridge Builder Award from the United African Coalition