Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Rebeca Ortiz as the recipient of the 2017 Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship. The mentorship is designed to provide significant postproduction knowledge and industry contacts for a female producer with two to five years of production experience.
Rebeca Ortiz is an emerging Toronto filmmaker and Ryerson University alumna. In 2014, her short film Chomp was selected by the TTC’s Pattison OneStop initiative and won the Most Ambitious Film by a Female Director award at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. In 2016, Rebeca and Alicia Harris co-produced Love Stinks, which won the grand prize at ArtReach’s Youth Pitch Contest and Best Film and People’s Choice awards at the Ryerson University Film Festival. Love Stinks has screened in festivals across North America, including the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Citizen Jane Film Festival, and the Toronto International Short Film Festival. Gutsy, a short documentary produced by Rebeca, was recently released on Crohn’s Colitis Canada’s website. Rebeca is dedicated to producing stories that share the experiences of women and other marginalized groups. She is currently producing a short narrative called Pick, which has the support of the Children’s Peace Theatre, Ryerson University, and The National Film Board of Canada. Her next short narrative, Abuela, was awarded the Honourable Mention at the 2017 WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition.
“I am so delighted to be this year’s recipient of the WIFT-T Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship. I am so excited to work alongside industry professionals and get the exposure to their post-production methods. I am grateful to have been afforded this opportunity and know it will help further my career and allow me to grow as a filmmaker and producer.”
“Empowering women to build thriving careers in media is the core of WIFT-T’s mission. This career-enriching mentorship opportunity ensures that emerging female producers have a strong grasp of the latest developments and processes in post-production. Through this and our other mentorship initiatives, we strive to equip young women with the tools needed to stand out and be leaders among their peers.”
~Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director
“Deluxe Toronto is proud to partner with WIFT-T to provide a unique opportunity that champions the professional development of an emerging female producer. Gaining first-hand knowledge of the post-production process will be a huge advantage to Rebeca’s developing career. The experience will provide her with the opportunity to work with some of the best picture and sound talent in our industry, all at our state-of-the-art facility in Liberty Village. We are excited to work with a bright talent like Rebeca, and to foster her career goals.”
~Christa Tazzeo Morson, Vice President, Sales, Deluxe Toronto