Welcome to our FAQ page! The first half of this page covers frequently requested general information about WIFT Toronto and membership. The second half of the page, our Members FAQ, covers topics relevant to members, including how to use the members' only part of the site.
YES! We love to celebrate our members’ accomplishments by featuring them in our biweekly e-bulletin!
If you have industry-related news (awards, grants, upcoming screenings, etc.) you want to share with us, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with any relevant copy, images, and links. Please also let us know if you are a WIFT Toronto program alumnus.
WIFT Toronto is dedicated to creating a community that equitable, inclusive and accessible. Membership is availableto everyone, regardless of gender expression. Check out our list of membership tiers here.
Discounted rates are available to employees of select companies and organizations, such as current members of ACTRA, DGC Ontario, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Raindance Toronto, and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC).
Contact email@example.com to sign up or renew your membership if your company is included in this list: 9 Story Media Group, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, Boat Rocker Media, Breakthrough Entertainment, CBC, Corus Entertainment, Entertainment One, Goodmans LLP, Groupe Média TFO, Guru Studio, Mongrel Media, Ole Media Management/Jinglepunks, Rogers Communications, RTR Media, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Spin Master, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP, Touchwood PR, Verite Films, Wattpad, WildBrain
Although your membership has expired, you will have the ability to sign into your account profile and chose to renew your membership within 1 year of your expiry. During this year, you will have access to discounted renewal rates. After one full calendar year of being an expired member, your account with WIFT Toronto will be deleted. If you wish to join WIFT Toronto after one year of being expired, you must register as a new member and pay the regular (non-discounted) membership fee.
When you renew and pay online, your next renewal date is automatically calculated based on when you would have expired – you won’t lose any time on your membership. Please note: Effective June 1, 2015, WIFT Toronto no longer offers Early Bird discounted rates. Renewing members will have access to regular discounted renewal pricing for up to one calendar year after their expiry.
Memberships are not set up for automatic billing/renewals. Upon membership expiry, members must renew themselves.
WIFT Toronto’s membership fees are non-refundable. WIFT Toronto memberships automatically expire at the end of your term if you do not renew. If you wish to cancel your membership with WIFT Toronto, please contact us. Please see our Legal page for more information.
Subsidies are available. If membership fees are a barrier to you, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Once logged in to the Members section of our website, you will see ticket options only available to WIFT Toronto members—whether that’s a 25% discount on professional development programming, or free registration to an event. Please do NOT register for an event through public pages on our website without signing in, as you will be charged as a non-member.
We will set payment options for programs and events on a case-by-case basis. We know that for some of our courses, the ability to pay by company or personal cheque is important. If you do not see the option to pay offline on an event or program, contact us.