To succeed in our industry you need three things: a strong foundation, a willingness to learn, and a reliable, supportive tribe.
For a long and sustainable career as a filmmaker or media professional, you’ll need the skills, knowledge, and, most importantly, connections to stay ahead of the curve.
Our intensives and mentorships provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills
to stand out.
WIFT Toronto supports you as you build a sound and lasting career.
See our Programming Central page for a list of all our programs.
Learn more about the various ways our targeted programming can accelerate and strengthen your career goals.
Build your toolbox of skills and experiences by applying for an intensive program or mentorship.
Get exposure—let us rave about your accomplishments. Submit your work to our annual Showcase.
Developing and sustaining strong relationships are key to attaining longevity in the entertainment industry. As 2016 Crystal Award honoree, Deborah Osborne, says, "We build our careers through our peers."
At WIFT Toronto, we recognize the importance of collaboration and network-building. Your WIFT Toronto community is a gold mine of experience, talent, and opportunities. Connect online through our database and social media platforms, come out to our various networking events, and participate in our one-on-one mentorship program.
“Filmmaking is a highly collaborative and creative business that relies on making key connections. As women we need more opportunities to create those relationships—WIFT Toronto helps us to do that.”
~Donor Amy Jo Johnson, actor & filmmaker, The Space Between, Flashpoint
The media industry today is far from what it was five years ago. Look at how much has changed in the past year! To succeed you must keep up with and stay ahead of the trends, and never stop learning. Our programs give you the skills and knowledge needed to build your confidence and prepare you for your next five years.
“It’s all building your toolbox. Just keep working your way up the ladder and learn, learn, learn.”
~Daegan Fryklind, showrunner, producer & writer, Bitten, Being Erica
You've done the work. Now it's time to party.
At WIFT Toronto we enjoy celebrating our members and providing platforms for them to shine. Share your achievements with us. Made a short film? Submit it to our annual Showcase. Won an award or received a promotion? Tell us all about it. You deserve to be celebrated.
“You already are the complex, conflicted, fiercely driven protagonist of the life story (including career) you’re engaged in. Claim your agency. Provoke your own inciting incidents. Raise your own stakes.”
~Stephanie Morgenstern, writer and producer, X Company, Flashpoint
We applaud the industry for the significant strides that have been made to recognize the need for gender parity, diversity, and inclusion. While we acknowledge the cracks in the ceiling, we know there is a lot more that can be done to ensure that women and other marginalized groups have equitable access to opportunities in this industry. To completely remove the barriers to advancement, we need all hands on deck. Will you join us in leading the charge?
“Sometimes you hear the lobsters-in-a-pot metaphor—if the lobsters cooperated, they could get each other out. We’re cooperating. We refuse to just lie there and boil.”
~Diablo Cody, screenwriter & producer, Jennifer's Body, Juno, The United States of Tara