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You have been in this industry for some time, and by now you’re probably clear on the three things that make you most successful: a strong foundation, a willingness to learn, and a reliable and supportive community. For a long and sustainable career as a filmmaker or media professional, these three attributes will keep you motivated and ahead of the curve.
WIFT Toronto is here to support you as you build a sound and lasting career. As you continue to grow, our courses, programs and mentorships will provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills to stand out.
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.
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.
NEW!! This 4-day intensive workshop will answer the questions around how the creative elements of your concept can create engagement ... even in your most early stages. Participants will come out of this workshop with a stronger project/story concept, a verbal pitch, and a one-sheet that will include a short and long synopsis.Learn More
What do we mean by “leadership”? What are the experiences and attributes that make a person a good leader? These “lunch & learn” sessions are designed to introduce participants to the basic ideals and elements of moving into a leadership role. If you’ve been thinking about applying to our Media Leadership Program, this series will be an appropriate introduction for that.Learn More
“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, equity, inclusivity and access. 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