April 1, 2019
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Announcements

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.

We're excited to announce the eight projects selected for the 10th Annual WIFT-T Showcase. On April 16th, we return to TIFF Bell Lightbox for a night of celebration in recognition of the immense talent of our members.

The 2019 Showcase lineup includes:

Lost Time | Documentary

Submitted by Morgana McKenzie, cinematographer

After losing his time, a drummer must learn to reconnect with his love of playing.
Mustard Seed | Fiction

Submitted by Lina Roessler, writer/director/producer

Mustard Seed is the story of senseless murder, and how one can never truly escape the nightmare of one's past.
Learn to Swim | Fiction

Submitted by Cera Ziegler, producer

An unlikely friendship forces a grieving musician to confront his past and in turn, find his voice again.
{288: Lewd Conduct} (Street Series) | Web series

Submitted by Rachel Cairns, director/producer

In, {288: Lewd Conduct}, a woman's phone call is interrupted when a man comments on her 'sweet voice'.
Lessons Injustice | Documentary

Submitted by Karen Chapman, director/writer

A lawyer sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of.
The City is a Hustler (La Ville) | Web Series

Submitted by Andrea Marcelino, director/writer/ producer

Olivia, a recent graduate, finds herself Euro-less. While she works checking in rich tourists into luxe Parisian apartments, she gets a lucrative idea.
Maybe If It Were a Nice Room | Experimental

Submitted by Alicia K. Harris, director/producer/writer

An incident between two people is examined through the exploration of rooms.
Turning Tables | Documentary

Submitted by Chrisann Hessing, writer/director

Joshua DePerry, also known as Classic Roots, is a Toronto based music producer and performer pioneering “Pow Wow Techno.” Redefining what it means to be urban and Indigenous, he prepares to start the next chapter of his life as an artist and educator in the world's techno capital: Berlin.

All submissions were screened and selected by a volunteer committee of WIFT-T members: Althea Manasan, Gina Power, Jennifer Irons, Karen Moore, Katie Elder, Olena Decock, Rebecca Grenier, Samantha Haggart, Sarah Quan, and Susan Alexander.

Thank you to our 2019 Presenting Partner, Urban Post Production; Supporting Partners, Sim International and Western Union Business; Event Partner, Deluxe Toronto; and Event Supporters, CBC, Dazmo Camera, Final Draft, Foundation for WIFT-T, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Toronto Screenwriting Conference, and Vice Canada.

Limited discounted early-bird tickets for the 2019 WIFT-T Showcase will be on sale, April 1-3. Regular ticket sales will follow. No tickets will be available at the door. Get your tickets online today!

For project stills, filmmaker head shots and bios, ticket inquiries, and other information related to the Showcase, please contact Kadon Douglas, Communications & Engagement Manager at 416-322-3430 ext. 226 or kdouglas@wift.com.

Nourish your spirit with more stories of WIFT-T and women in action:
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.