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Vanessa Carpino awarded the 2019 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
The sales & distribution professional will start her 3-week mentorship at Meridian's Toronto office in October.
Isa Benn receives 2019 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
The award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and multimedia artist will receive mentorship from industry leaders, including established DGC directors.
Vanessa Carpino awarded the 2019 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
The sales & distribution professional will start her 3-week mentorship at Meridian's Toronto office in October.
Isa Benn receives 2019 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
The award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and multimedia artist will receive mentorship from industry leaders, including established DGC directors.
WIFT-T at TIFF 2019
Almost 50% of TIFF's 2019 Canadian official selections are directed by women, including projects by WIFT-T members!
Harness the power of gratitude: Deb Day, 2018 Digital Trailblazer, WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Innovate By Day's CEO & Chief Strategist, Deb Day, delivers powerful acceptance speech at 31st annual WIFT-T Crystal Awards.
We're hiring: Graphic Designer
We're accepting proposals from graphic designers and agencies for two special events: Fundraising Reception@TIFF and the Crystal Awards gala.
Gina Power & Carla Robinson awarded 2019 WIFT-T BANFF Scholarship
The two recipients will attend the renowned market and conference in Alberta, Canada from June 9 to 12, 2019.
We're hiring: Special Events Assistant
We're looking for an awesome intern to assist us this summer in preparations for our annual fundraiser, Reception@TIFF.
Recap: 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase
Lessons Injustice (Karen Chapman), Mustard Seed (Lina Roessler), and Turning Tables (Chrisann Hessing) take home top prizes at the 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Andrea Marcelino (La Ville)
Andrea Marcelino's comedic web series, La Ville, is an ironic and humorous portrait of individuals living in the famed city of lights and love—Paris.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Cera Ziegler (Learn to Swim)
Marni Van Dyk’s beautiful and subtle script is vividly brought to life by producer Cera Ziegler and director Thyrone Tommy, with nuanced performances by Thomas Olijade, Humberly Gonzalez and Allegra Fulton.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Chrisann Hessing (Turning Tables)
Rising documentary director, Chrisann Hessing's Turning Tables is a vibrant and energetic documentary that chronicles the creativity of Joshua DePerry (aka Classic Roots) as he combines Indigenous sounds and dance with modern techno and house music.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Rachel Cairns (Street Series)
Multi-hyphenate content creator and actress, Rachel Cairns, brings her hilarious and refreshing web series, Street Series, to our 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Morgana McKenzie (Lost Time)
“I put in a life of music that was lost,” laments Paul Wager in Lost Time. Directed by Leo Pfeifer with cinematography by Morgana McKenzie, Lost Time is a reflective short documentary about a drummer reconciling with loss.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Karen Chapman (Lessons Injustice)
2017 WIFT-T Showcase Audience Choice Award winner, Karen Chapman, returns with thought-provoking documentary, Lessons Injustice.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Lina Roessler (Mustard Seed)
In Lina Roessler's moving short film, Mustard Seed, an old man remains trapped in the nightmare of his past.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Alicia K. Harris (Maybe If It Were A Nice Room)
In Alicia K. Harris' powerful and honest experimental film, Maybe If It Were A Nice Room, a woman recounts a traumatic incident through an exploration of rooms.
Bold, compelling, provocative: WIFT-T Showcase 2019
The 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase presents eight daring and illuminating works. April 16, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
"A tangible learning experience," says 2018 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient, Lauren Evans
"Each day of my mentorship, I left energized and armed with new knowledge," says Lauren Evans.
Call for nominations: 2019-2020 WIFT-T Board of Directors
NEW Deadline to submit nominations: 5:00 p.m. EST, March 8, 2019
WIFT-T welcomes Karen Bruce as Executive Director
WIFT-T is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Bruce as Executive Director, effective April 4, 2019. Karen replaces Heather Webb who resigned at the end of December, 2018.
Guest post: Balancing the Score for Women Screen Composers
WIFT-T member, Janal Bechthold shares her thoughts on last year's Screen Composers' gender report and offers suggestions on building inclusion in the industry.
Spotlight on Reem Morsi: 2018 WIFT-T Showcase award winner
Filmmaker Reem Morsi on how winning both the Audience Choice at Best Screenplay awards at our 9th annual WIFT-T Showcase "made a big difference" for her and her team.
WIFT-T and Technicolor announce new VFX mentorship for 2019
Technicolor Creative Director, Kevin Chandoo, made the announcement on stage at the 31st annual Crystal Awards gala in Toronto on December 4th.
Global News anchor, Farah Nasser, to host 2018 WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce award-winning journalist and Global News anchor, Farah Nasser, as the host of its 31st annual Crystal Awards Gala.
WIFT Connect Mentor, Cheryl Fullerton, shares insights on mentoring and why its a joy in her life
A "good mentorship takes a mentee who is willing to ‘do the work’ and a mentor who is willing to listen," says WIFT Connect mentor, Cheryl Fullerton
Toronto producer, Emma Fleury, receives 2018 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship
The Buck Productions' Director of Development will begin her mentorship in the new year at CBC's Toronto headquarters.
WIFT-T Executive Director, Heather Webb, announces resignation
As the driving force of WIFT-T for the past 8 years, both WIFT-T and the Foundation for WIFT-T have flourished under Heather's leadership.
Apply: Executive Director, WIFT-T & Foundation for WIFT-T
WIFT-T and the Foundation for WIFT-T seek a dynamic and experienced leader for role of Executive Director. Deadline to apply: Monday, November 19, 2018
Honouring Transformational Leaders: 31st Annual WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Celebrating women who have shaped and transformed Canada’s screen-based media industry.
Nine content creators selected for 2018 WIFT-T Ontario Creates IDM Fund Program
From October 10-12, participants will learn from top industry professionals how to best package their interactive digital media projects to attract funding support and build their audiences.
Producer, Viki Posidis, receives 2018 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship
Viki will begin her three-week mentorship at Deluxe Toronto in November where she will meet with staff in all departments and learn about the different roles in the post-production pipeline.
Empowering Change, Celebrating Success: WIFT-T Reception@TIFF 2018
Over 600 women and men from across Canada' screen-media industry came out to celebrate with us at our 2018 Reception@TIFF on September 11th.
Writer-Producer, Jennifer Irons, receives 2018 Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
The Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship offers a 3-week immersive experience, introducing an emerging media professional to the day-to-day operations of a talent agency.
PEI filmmaker, Jenna MacMillan, receives 2018 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
Jenna is the 4th recipient of the coveted DGC Ontario Director Mentorship; following talented filmmakers, Kirsten Carthew, Nimisha Mukerji and Nadine Valcin.
Fuel, Prepare, Experience: Laura Nordin shares her BANFF World Media Festival survival tips
BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative fellow and WIFT-T member, Laura Nordin, offers some valuable tips to make the best of your future BANFF World Media Festival experience.
Adventures in BANFF: Kirsten Carthew reflects on her #BANFF2018 experience
Member, Kirsten Carthew, shares her experience as a BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative fellow, key insights from buyers, and her always reliable "how to get a meeting" hack.
Six producer-writer teams selected for inaugural Scripted Digital Series Incubator
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is excited to announce the six selected teams for its inaugural Scripted Digital Series Incubator (SDSI).
Entertainment industry trailblazer, Denise Donlon, captivates WIFT Connect mentors and mentees
6 months and 40 matches later, the first round of WIFT Connect (our 1-1 member mentoring program) wraps with an inspirational evening with Denise Donlon.
Congratulations, Class of '18! 16 graduate from WIFT-T Media Leadership Program
After completing 5 months of intense executive-level learning, 16 media professionals graduate from WIFT-T's prestigious Media Leadership Program.
Our 2017 Impact Report: Empowering women to take the lead.
A year of major milestones, significant growth, and the ushering of a 'new normal'. It's been quite the year for women in film, and the work has just begun.
RECAP: Breakfast at TIFF - Telefilm Canada's Talent to Watch Program
WIFT-T member & screenwriter, Briana Brown, shares key takeaways from Breakfast at TIFF: Your Chance to Make Your First Feature Film.
REFLECTION: Rebeca Ortiz, 2017 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentee
Emerging producer, Rebeca Ortiz, reflects on her experience at the award-winning postproduction giant and its state-of-the-art facility.
RECAP: Graduation & Reception, Corus Media Management Accelerator, Class of 2017
11 women from across the industry graduate from WIFT-T's Corus Media Management Accelerator.
AGM 2018 wrap-up: Meet the New WIFT-T Board of Directors
2017 was a momentous year for WIFT-T. Take a trip back with us and meet our new Board of Directors.
Catching up with Kirsten Carthew, 2017 DGC Ontario Director Mentorship recipient
We chat with award-winning director, Kirsten Carthew, about meeting her faves, the importance of folding in market strategies in the development process, and some new projects on the horizon.
Reem Morsi, Christina Ienna win big at 9th Annual WIFT-T Showcase
Another phenomenal night of celebrating great content and enormous talent. Congratulations to our award winners and all participating members!
Rakhee Morzaria's Note to Self
"I wasn’t going out on a lot of auditions so I decided, why not make work for myself!" We chat with actress and content creator, Rakhee Morzaria, about her hilarious web series, Note to Self (CBC Comedy).
Margaret Atwood's "Half-hanged Mary" gets the screen treatment
Produced by Jordana Aarons, ROPEd is a breathtaking portrait of Mary Webster, a woman who survived the witch-hunts of the 17th century.
Christina Ienna's ode to filmmaking
Christina Ienna's Handmade Film is a stirring meditation on the beauty and wonder of experimental filmmaking.
Smart, funny, poignant ... Jessica Jessica is a must-see comedy
"Friendship means holding each other in the balance that is life." —Jessica Hinkson (co-lead, Jessica Jessica; WIFT-T Showcase 2018 Official Selection)
Penny Eizenga's Martin's Hagge tackles depression in a fresh and daring way
Daring, anarchic, and darkly funny, WIFT-T Showcase 2018 Official Selection, Martin’s Hagge (directed by Penny Eizenga and written by Gordon Pinsent) is a true original.
A Career-Boosting Opportunity for Indie Producer, Lauren Evans
Congratulations to Lauren Evans, the 2018 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient!
7 Short Projects Selected for 2018 WIFT-T Showcase
1 comedic web series episode, 2 short documentaries, and 4 short narrative films. All female-driven and female-led.
16 Selected for WIFT-T's 2018 Media Leadership Program
This unique Schulich School of Business certificate program, geared to working media professionals, provides top-level business school learning combined with industry insights and best practices.
What a journey, what a ride! Caitlin Carmody reflects on her mentorship at William F. White
During my mentorship, I have come to a greater understanding of how the people around you and the people you rely on can influence your success.
A unique opportunity for emerging producer Madison Falle
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Madison Falle as the recipient of the 2017 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship.
Former CBC journalist and producer, Kirsten Carthew, receives the 2017 DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Kirsten Carthew as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.
Canted Pictures producer, Ava Torres, receives Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Ava Torres as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship.
Spotlight: Mary Bredin, 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Business Award winner
As the Executive Vice President of Content and Strategy at Guru Studio, Mary Bredin is among many amazing things a master builder.
Spotlight: Diane Williamson, 2017 Digital Trailblazer Award winner
Diane Williamson is a highly accomplished and innovative entrepreneur whose visionary instinct pioneered the digital media industry in Canada.
Spotlight: Tonya Williams, 2017 Special Jury Award of Distinction honoree
With over thirty-five years working in the entertainment industry, award winning actress Tonya Williams has worked in front and behind the cameras.
Spotlight: Karen Walton, 2017 Crystal Award winner for Mentorship
In a 2012 interview with the Harold Greenberg Fund, Karen stated: “My responsibility as a writer is to be honest, not to be popular.”
Spotlight: Mary Harron, 2017 Creative Excellence Crystal Award winner
One of the most distinctive voices of the independent film movement of the last twenty years, Mary Harron made her debut as a feature-film writer/director in 1996 with I Shot Andy Warhol.
Honouring Legacies, Shaping Futures: 2017 WIFT-T Crystal Awards winners announced
Since 1988, WIFT-T has honoured over 130 industry trailblazers for their excellence in creativity, innovation, and leadership in Canada’s screen-based media industry (film, television and digital media).
Six Projects Selected for OMDC Digital Media Accelerator
Women in Film & Television–Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce the selected participants of the OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund Futures Accelerator program.
A Career-launching opportunity for Bright Talent Rebeca Ortiz
Women in Film & Television–Toronto announces Rebeca Ortiz as the recipient of the 2017 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship.
It's a wrap! 2017 Hollywood Suite Gift-matching campaign, a success!
Thank you for helping us raise over $10,000 to support the Foundation for WIFT-T!
Survival tips and Q&A with Ashleigh Rains, 2017 WIFT-T Showcase
Longing to show women in complex, dynamic situations? Aching to cast names like Cronenberg? Award-winning actor / producer Ashleigh Rains shares her experience.
Heather Webb: Women Have a Voice and Can Make It Heard
WIFT-T in Brasil: Highlights from the Women in Audiovisual Symposium and an interview with Executive Director Heather Webb
An Unparalleled Opportunity for Caitlin Carmody
Women in Film & Television - Toronto announces Caitlin Carmody as the recipient of the 2017 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship.
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Ashleigh Rains
Tomorrow’s Shadows (directed & written by Geordie Sabbagh and produced by WIFT-T member Ashleigh Rains) is a poignant and subtle meditation on predetermination, consumerism, and technology.
Come Back: A 2017 WIFT-T Showcase Selection
This touching film explores some of the challenges we face in mourning the death of a loved one where there are things left unsaid; and the dichotomy between holding on and moving on.
Letting Go & Asking for Help: Q&A with Hannah Anderson
Actress and filmmaker Hannah Anderson chats with Sydney Van Delft about filmmaking as catharsis, the universality of grief, and how she evoked the right tone using lighting and music.
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Maureen Grant
Award-winning editor, Maureen Grant shares her journey in the making of That’s My DJ, the importance of female and queer perspectives in the editing process, and the narrative freedom of web series.
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Lisa Olfman
Portfolio Entertainment co-founder and Executive Producer, Lisa Olfman on the creation of Freaktown and the secret to her long-time partnership with her friend and colleague, Joy Rosen.
Vanessa Carpino awarded the 2019 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
The sales & distribution professional will start her 3-week mentorship at Meridian's Toronto office in October.
Isa Benn receives 2019 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
The award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and multimedia artist will receive mentorship from industry leaders, including established DGC directors.
Gina Power & Carla Robinson awarded 2019 WIFT-T BANFF Scholarship
The two recipients will attend the renowned market and conference in Alberta, Canada from June 9 to 12, 2019.
Recap: 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase
Lessons Injustice (Karen Chapman), Mustard Seed (Lina Roessler), and Turning Tables (Chrisann Hessing) take home top prizes at the 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase.
Bold, compelling, provocative: WIFT-T Showcase 2019
The 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase presents eight daring and illuminating works. April 16, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
WIFT-T welcomes Karen Bruce as Executive Director
WIFT-T is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Bruce as Executive Director, effective April 4, 2019. Karen replaces Heather Webb who resigned at the end of December, 2018.
WIFT-T and Technicolor announce new VFX mentorship for 2019
Technicolor Creative Director, Kevin Chandoo, made the announcement on stage at the 31st annual Crystal Awards gala in Toronto on December 4th.
Global News anchor, Farah Nasser, to host 2018 WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce award-winning journalist and Global News anchor, Farah Nasser, as the host of its 31st annual Crystal Awards Gala.
Toronto producer, Emma Fleury, receives 2018 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship
The Buck Productions' Director of Development will begin her mentorship in the new year at CBC's Toronto headquarters.
WIFT-T Executive Director, Heather Webb, announces resignation
As the driving force of WIFT-T for the past 8 years, both WIFT-T and the Foundation for WIFT-T have flourished under Heather's leadership.
Honouring Transformational Leaders: 31st Annual WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Celebrating women who have shaped and transformed Canada’s screen-based media industry.
Nine content creators selected for 2018 WIFT-T Ontario Creates IDM Fund Program
From October 10-12, participants will learn from top industry professionals how to best package their interactive digital media projects to attract funding support and build their audiences.
Producer, Viki Posidis, receives 2018 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship
Viki will begin her three-week mentorship at Deluxe Toronto in November where she will meet with staff in all departments and learn about the different roles in the post-production pipeline.
Writer-Producer, Jennifer Irons, receives 2018 Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
The Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship offers a 3-week immersive experience, introducing an emerging media professional to the day-to-day operations of a talent agency.
PEI filmmaker, Jenna MacMillan, receives 2018 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
Jenna is the 4th recipient of the coveted DGC Ontario Director Mentorship; following talented filmmakers, Kirsten Carthew, Nimisha Mukerji and Nadine Valcin.
Six producer-writer teams selected for inaugural Scripted Digital Series Incubator
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is excited to announce the six selected teams for its inaugural Scripted Digital Series Incubator (SDSI).
Congratulations, Class of '18! 16 graduate from WIFT-T Media Leadership Program
After completing 5 months of intense executive-level learning, 16 media professionals graduate from WIFT-T's prestigious Media Leadership Program.
AGM 2018 wrap-up: Meet the New WIFT-T Board of Directors
2017 was a momentous year for WIFT-T. Take a trip back with us and meet our new Board of Directors.
Reem Morsi, Christina Ienna win big at 9th Annual WIFT-T Showcase
Another phenomenal night of celebrating great content and enormous talent. Congratulations to our award winners and all participating members!
A Career-Boosting Opportunity for Indie Producer, Lauren Evans
Congratulations to Lauren Evans, the 2018 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient!
7 Short Projects Selected for 2018 WIFT-T Showcase
1 comedic web series episode, 2 short documentaries, and 4 short narrative films. All female-driven and female-led.
16 Selected for WIFT-T's 2018 Media Leadership Program
This unique Schulich School of Business certificate program, geared to working media professionals, provides top-level business school learning combined with industry insights and best practices.
A unique opportunity for emerging producer Madison Falle
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Madison Falle as the recipient of the 2017 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship.
Former CBC journalist and producer, Kirsten Carthew, receives the 2017 DGC Ontario Director Mentorship
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Kirsten Carthew as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.
Canted Pictures producer, Ava Torres, receives Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Ava Torres as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship.
Honouring Legacies, Shaping Futures: 2017 WIFT-T Crystal Awards winners announced
Since 1988, WIFT-T has honoured over 130 industry trailblazers for their excellence in creativity, innovation, and leadership in Canada’s screen-based media industry (film, television and digital media).
Six Projects Selected for OMDC Digital Media Accelerator
Women in Film & Television–Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce the selected participants of the OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund Futures Accelerator program.
A Career-launching opportunity for Bright Talent Rebeca Ortiz
Women in Film & Television–Toronto announces Rebeca Ortiz as the recipient of the 2017 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship.
It's a wrap! 2017 Hollywood Suite Gift-matching campaign, a success!
Thank you for helping us raise over $10,000 to support the Foundation for WIFT-T!
An Unparalleled Opportunity for Caitlin Carmody
Women in Film & Television - Toronto announces Caitlin Carmody as the recipient of the 2017 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship.
Guest post: Balancing the Score for Women Screen Composers
WIFT-T member, Janal Bechthold shares her thoughts on last year's Screen Composers' gender report and offers suggestions on building inclusion in the industry.
WIFT Connect Mentor, Cheryl Fullerton, shares insights on mentoring and why its a joy in her life
A "good mentorship takes a mentee who is willing to ‘do the work’ and a mentor who is willing to listen," says WIFT Connect mentor, Cheryl Fullerton
Adventures in BANFF: Kirsten Carthew reflects on her #BANFF2018 experience
Member, Kirsten Carthew, shares her experience as a BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative fellow, key insights from buyers, and her always reliable "how to get a meeting" hack.
RECAP: Breakfast at TIFF - Telefilm Canada's Talent to Watch Program
WIFT-T member & screenwriter, Briana Brown, shares key takeaways from Breakfast at TIFF: Your Chance to Make Your First Feature Film.
What a journey, what a ride! Caitlin Carmody reflects on her mentorship at William F. White
During my mentorship, I have come to a greater understanding of how the people around you and the people you rely on can influence your success.
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Ashleigh Rains
Tomorrow’s Shadows (directed & written by Geordie Sabbagh and produced by WIFT-T member Ashleigh Rains) is a poignant and subtle meditation on predetermination, consumerism, and technology.
Come Back: A 2017 WIFT-T Showcase Selection
This touching film explores some of the challenges we face in mourning the death of a loved one where there are things left unsaid; and the dichotomy between holding on and moving on.
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Maureen Grant
Award-winning editor, Maureen Grant shares her journey in the making of That’s My DJ, the importance of female and queer perspectives in the editing process, and the narrative freedom of web series.
WIFT-T at TIFF 2019
Almost 50% of TIFF's 2019 Canadian official selections are directed by women, including projects by WIFT-T members!
Harness the power of gratitude: Deb Day, 2018 Digital Trailblazer, WIFT-T Crystal Awards
Innovate By Day's CEO & Chief Strategist, Deb Day, delivers powerful acceptance speech at 31st annual WIFT-T Crystal Awards.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Andrea Marcelino (La Ville)
Andrea Marcelino's comedic web series, La Ville, is an ironic and humorous portrait of individuals living in the famed city of lights and love—Paris.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Cera Ziegler (Learn to Swim)
Marni Van Dyk’s beautiful and subtle script is vividly brought to life by producer Cera Ziegler and director Thyrone Tommy, with nuanced performances by Thomas Olijade, Humberly Gonzalez and Allegra Fulton.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Chrisann Hessing (Turning Tables)
Rising documentary director, Chrisann Hessing's Turning Tables is a vibrant and energetic documentary that chronicles the creativity of Joshua DePerry (aka Classic Roots) as he combines Indigenous sounds and dance with modern techno and house music.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Rachel Cairns (Street Series)
Multi-hyphenate content creator and actress, Rachel Cairns, brings her hilarious and refreshing web series, Street Series, to our 10th annual WIFT-T Showcase.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Morgana McKenzie (Lost Time)
“I put in a life of music that was lost,” laments Paul Wager in Lost Time. Directed by Leo Pfeifer with cinematography by Morgana McKenzie, Lost Time is a reflective short documentary about a drummer reconciling with loss.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Karen Chapman (Lessons Injustice)
2017 WIFT-T Showcase Audience Choice Award winner, Karen Chapman, returns with thought-provoking documentary, Lessons Injustice.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Lina Roessler (Mustard Seed)
In Lina Roessler's moving short film, Mustard Seed, an old man remains trapped in the nightmare of his past.
2019 WIFT-T Showcase: Alicia K. Harris (Maybe If It Were A Nice Room)
In Alicia K. Harris' powerful and honest experimental film, Maybe If It Were A Nice Room, a woman recounts a traumatic incident through an exploration of rooms.
"A tangible learning experience," says 2018 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient, Lauren Evans
"Each day of my mentorship, I left energized and armed with new knowledge," says Lauren Evans.
Spotlight on Reem Morsi: 2018 WIFT-T Showcase award winner
Filmmaker Reem Morsi on how winning both the Audience Choice at Best Screenplay awards at our 9th annual WIFT-T Showcase "made a big difference" for her and her team.
Empowering Change, Celebrating Success: WIFT-T Reception@TIFF 2018
Over 600 women and men from across Canada' screen-media industry came out to celebrate with us at our 2018 Reception@TIFF on September 11th.
Entertainment industry trailblazer, Denise Donlon, captivates WIFT Connect mentors and mentees
6 months and 40 matches later, the first round of WIFT Connect (our 1-1 member mentoring program) wraps with an inspirational evening with Denise Donlon.
Our 2017 Impact Report: Empowering women to take the lead.
A year of major milestones, significant growth, and the ushering of a 'new normal'. It's been quite the year for women in film, and the work has just begun.
REFLECTION: Rebeca Ortiz, 2017 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentee
Emerging producer, Rebeca Ortiz, reflects on her experience at the award-winning postproduction giant and its state-of-the-art facility.
RECAP: Graduation & Reception, Corus Media Management Accelerator, Class of 2017
11 women from across the industry graduate from WIFT-T's Corus Media Management Accelerator.
Catching up with Kirsten Carthew, 2017 DGC Ontario Director Mentorship recipient
We chat with award-winning director, Kirsten Carthew, about meeting her faves, the importance of folding in market strategies in the development process, and some new projects on the horizon.
Rakhee Morzaria's Note to Self
"I wasn’t going out on a lot of auditions so I decided, why not make work for myself!" We chat with actress and content creator, Rakhee Morzaria, about her hilarious web series, Note to Self (CBC Comedy).
Margaret Atwood's "Half-hanged Mary" gets the screen treatment
Produced by Jordana Aarons, ROPEd is a breathtaking portrait of Mary Webster, a woman who survived the witch-hunts of the 17th century.
Christina Ienna's ode to filmmaking
Christina Ienna's Handmade Film is a stirring meditation on the beauty and wonder of experimental filmmaking.
Smart, funny, poignant ... Jessica Jessica is a must-see comedy
"Friendship means holding each other in the balance that is life." —Jessica Hinkson (co-lead, Jessica Jessica; WIFT-T Showcase 2018 Official Selection)
Penny Eizenga's Martin's Hagge tackles depression in a fresh and daring way
Daring, anarchic, and darkly funny, WIFT-T Showcase 2018 Official Selection, Martin’s Hagge (directed by Penny Eizenga and written by Gordon Pinsent) is a true original.
Spotlight: Mary Bredin, 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Business Award winner
As the Executive Vice President of Content and Strategy at Guru Studio, Mary Bredin is among many amazing things a master builder.
Spotlight: Diane Williamson, 2017 Digital Trailblazer Award winner
Diane Williamson is a highly accomplished and innovative entrepreneur whose visionary instinct pioneered the digital media industry in Canada.
Spotlight: Tonya Williams, 2017 Special Jury Award of Distinction honoree
With over thirty-five years working in the entertainment industry, award winning actress Tonya Williams has worked in front and behind the cameras.
Spotlight: Karen Walton, 2017 Crystal Award winner for Mentorship
In a 2012 interview with the Harold Greenberg Fund, Karen stated: “My responsibility as a writer is to be honest, not to be popular.”
Spotlight: Mary Harron, 2017 Creative Excellence Crystal Award winner
One of the most distinctive voices of the independent film movement of the last twenty years, Mary Harron made her debut as a feature-film writer/director in 1996 with I Shot Andy Warhol.
Heather Webb: Women Have a Voice and Can Make It Heard
WIFT-T in Brasil: Highlights from the Women in Audiovisual Symposium and an interview with Executive Director Heather Webb
WIFT-T Showcase: Q&A with Lisa Olfman
Portfolio Entertainment co-founder and Executive Producer, Lisa Olfman on the creation of Freaktown and the secret to her long-time partnership with her friend and colleague, Joy Rosen.
Fuel, Prepare, Experience: Laura Nordin shares her BANFF World Media Festival survival tips
BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative fellow and WIFT-T member, Laura Nordin, offers some valuable tips to make the best of your future BANFF World Media Festival experience.
Survival tips and Q&A with Ashleigh Rains, 2017 WIFT-T Showcase
Longing to show women in complex, dynamic situations? Aching to cast names like Cronenberg? Award-winning actor / producer Ashleigh Rains shares her experience.
Letting Go & Asking for Help: Q&A with Hannah Anderson
Actress and filmmaker Hannah Anderson chats with Sydney Van Delft about filmmaking as catharsis, the universality of grief, and how she evoked the right tone using lighting and music.