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-T supports you as you build a sound and lasting career.
Learn more about the various ways our targeted programming can accelerate and strengthen your career goals.
Expand your network, meet collaborators or potential new hires, and find or be a mentor.
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-T, we recognize the importance of collaboration and network-building. Your WIFT-T 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-T helps us to do that.”
~Donor Amy Jo Johnson, actor & filmmaker, The Space Between, Flashpoint
Recently joined WIFT-T and ready to make the most of your membership? Come to our New Member Breakfast, an orientation and networking session for new WIFT-T members.Learn More
"We build our careers through our peers." – Deborah Osborne, 2016 WIFT-T Crystal Award Winner for Mentorship. Get matched 1-1 with a WIFT-T member through this exclusive mentoring program.Learn More
Mix and mingle with other WIFT-T members. Meet new people and build your network, all while interacting with inspiring industry experts.Learn More
The hottest ticket of the year! Celebrate women’s success in media during the Toronto International Film Festival . One free ticket for each member!Learn More
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
Are you an emerging Canadian female content producer who is passionate about production and development, with a focus on scripted broadcast content? This is the perfect opportunity for you!Learn More
This 56-hour intensive program is designed to provide screen-based media professionals with the skills needed to excel as managers and entrepreneurs.Learn More
Are you an emerging female Canadian director? Do you have a feature film project in development, but need connections and market-training? Apply for the DGC Ontario Director Mentorship!Learn More
Jump-start your career in media and get the business skills you need to join Ontario’s billion-dollar screen-based media industry (film, TV and interactive/digital).Learn More
Get inspired, make connections, and learn new skills in a single evening. An after-work speaker and networking series for screen-based media professionals providing useful and insightful career development strategies and tools.Learn More
You've done the work. Now it's time to party.
At WIFT-T 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
At WIFT-T, we take pride in not only providing opportunities for women to rise in their careers, we also celebrate their accomplishments and moments of triumph.Learn More
Our annual WIFT-T Showcase highlights the creativity, talent, and diversity of our community. Submit your short film or episodic content (TV or web series). Each spring, we invite your fellow members and our supporters to join us in celebrating you!Learn More
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 TaraFuel the change