BENEFITS
OF MEMBERSHIP

connect, learn, advance

make it happen

CHART YOUR COURSE

Being a member at WIFT-T is an exceptional opportunity to control the trajectory of your career and have a good time doing it! But don’t take our word for it. Here are some WIFT-T members who say it better than we do.

Alona Metzer, EMERGING

Actor & Filmmaker, Lost Girl, Crankytown.ca, Mariner
2016 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentee

“Through WIFT-T's mentorship programs, pitch competitions, Media Business Essentials program, and networking events and parties, I have been able to not only connect with other women and men in the industry, but learn valuable skills to advance my career.”

KERRY BALL, EXPERIENCED

Literary Agent & Head of Development, Meridan Artists

“Through each WIFT-T mentorship, program or event I attend... I have formed friendships and grown alongside my colleagues. I am now able to give back to new and emerging WIFT-T members and look forward to connecting with them at member events.”

Dawn Wilkinson, EXPERIENCED

TV & Film Director, Writer & Producer, Heartland, Degrassi, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle

“[WIFT-T] has helped me get to where I am. The [DGC mentorship award] in 2008 helped me to re-invent myself as a TV series director and led to my success. ... My director mentor Eleanore Lindo invited me to shadow her on Degrassi in 2009 and then producer mentor Ilana Frank made it possible for me to shadow Paul Fox on Rookie Blue in 2010.”

By gaining knowledge and experience, women multiply their capabilities and their confidence. The industry at large benefits from a committed, connected and well-trained workforce.

it’s a no brainer

WHAT YOU GET

Free Ticket to Reception@TIFF

THE party of the Festival. In addition to your free ticket, you may purchase one additional Reception@TIFF ticket for a guest (limited).

Member-Only Resources

Access our private member directory, member forum, and member-only events.

Deep Discounts & Perks

Get a 25% discount on all our professional development programs. Enjoy additional select industry discounts.

Tailor-Made PROGRAMMING

Whether you're starting out, are mid-stream, or have attained executive status, we have programming that fits.

1-1 Mentoring

Each one, teach one. Navigating the
industry is easier with experienced guides. Join WIFT Connect.

Member-only mentorships

Apply to member-only industry mentorships. Spend a week at a leading national broadcaster or get mentored by an experienced director.

Start taking advantage of these great benefits!

our extended family

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY

Since 1984, WIFT-T has provided a community for a wide variety of women and men from diverse sectors and professional levels of the screen-based media industry. From emerging professionals to senior executives, people involved with WIFT-T have included: producers, directors, writers, executives, crew, agents, managers, distributors, editors, lawyers, administrators, gamers, digital effects specialists, composers, advertisers, performers, publicists, camera operators, production personnel and, oh, so much more.

Here are just a few of our incredible current members:

Kit Redmond

Executive Chair/President, RTR Media Inc.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2017:
Canadian Screen Award nomination (Best Biography or Arts Documentary, Interrupt This Program)
2016, 2015 & 2013: 3 Canadian Screen Award wins (Best Lifestyle, Income Property)
2010: Female Eye Maverick Award honouree
2014: Canadian Screen Award nomination (Best Lifestyle, Income Property)
2008: WIFT-T Crystal Award Winner (Mentorship)
2003-2005: WIFT-T Board Member

Noora Abu Eitah

Executive Producer, Head of Production Services
Secret Location

ACHIEVEMENTS

2018: Two Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations (Winston Steinburger & The Distractor Beam, Sweat The City); and one win (Canada: The Story of Us 360)
2017: Webby Award winner (Lawren Harris: Where The Universe Sings; also nominated for SXSW Interactive and Banff Rockie awards) & International Emmy Award nomination, Kids: Digital (Gaming Show Interactive - The Gaming Game)
2016: CSA nomination (The Next Step: Make a Scene), CSA & Webby Award winner (Highrise Universe Within),
2015: CSA win (Grojband – The Show Must Go On!)
2014: WIFT-T Media Leadership Program alumni; CSA win (The Next Step: Interactive)

Jane Tattersall

Partner & Senior Vice President, Post Toronto, SIM International

ACHIEVEMENTS

2017:
Canadian Screen Award win (Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series, Vikings)
2017: 3 Directors Guild of Canada wins (Sound Editing, Television Movie/Mini-Series, Cardinal; Sound Editing, Television Series, Vikings; Best Short Film, Tuesday, 10:08am)
2016 & 2013: 3 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Vikings; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, World Without End)
2005-2010: WIFT-T Board Member
2000: WIFT-T Crystal Award Winner (Excellence in Production)

Maureen Judge

Director/Producer/Writer

ACHIEVEMENTS

2017:
Canadian Screen Award win, Best Documentary Program (My Millennial Life)
2017: Canadian Screen Award nomination, Best Cross Platform Project Non-Fiction (My Millennial Life)
2017: New Media Festival, Best New Media win (My Millennial Life)
2017: New York Festivals Gold Medal win, Documentary (My Millennial Life)
2015: New York Festivals Gold Medal win, Best Direction (Living Dolls)
2014: Yorkton Film festival, Best Documentary POV win
(Living Dolls)
2010-2014: WIFT-T Board Member

Nimisha Mukerji

Director/Producer

ACHIEVEMENTS

2016:
2xMore/Sinking Ship Director’s Lab recipient
2015: WIFT-T DGC-Ontario Director Mentorship recipient
2014: 2 Canadian Screen Award Nominations (Documentary)
2012: RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, TIFF

“What WIFT-T excels at is creating a supportive community where women can meet, network, voice our concerns, face common challenges, and celebrate our triumphs. No other organization does this for women filmmakers.”
~Stephanie Law, Director, Little Miss Jihad