Online Programming Hub

WIFT-T Community: we asked, and you answered! You told us what you needed, and we are answering the call. Check back regularly for programming updates.

Join us in feeding your brain in the best way possible right now:


Our WIFT-T team is committed to delivering the most informative and inspirational programming and professional development that we can. We continue to keep the lines open. If you have a suggestion, please let us know by emailing Laurie Januska, Director of Programming (see bottom of this page).

Brush up on your skill set.

Take some time to learn something new.

Stay in touch with your community.

While we continue to work on our upcoming in-person programs and events that we look forward to offering, we have put together a growing slate of NEW and exciting programs to keep us connected and learning.

These online programs will allow you to continue networking and developing new skills.


Join us on Instagram Live, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon (EDT) as we throw a spotlight on a WIFT-T member, friend or colleague. Grab your lunch, settle in and enjoy a half-hour or so of casual chat. All are welcome!

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Next up ...

For the next five Tuesdays Snack Chats shines a light on the filmmakers and films selected for the 2020 WIFT-T Showcase. Each filmmaker will chat with a member of the Showcase Jury.

Next up juror Naiyelli Romero will speak with (writer/director) Omolola Ajao about her life and her Showcase film YYZ.

Wednesdays with WIFT-T

Each Wednesday at 1:30pm (EDT), we will highlight industry professionals, content creators, executives, and other interesting guests in an interview/panel format on Zoom.

Be sure to sign up for our enewsletter and follow us on our social media channels for guest announcements. Exclusive to WIFT-T Members.


Join us as we chat with Rachel Marcus (Guru), Karen Fowler (9Story), Stephanie Betts (Wildbrain), Jillianne Reinseth (eOne) as moderated by Athenea Georgaklis (Nelvana) as we chat about the many adventures in developing animated projects.

Click here for more information and to register.

Happy Hour

Every Friday at 4pm (EDT), pour yourself a beverage and join us as we toast the week that was, and prep for the week that will be. All WIFT-T members welcome.

Be sure to check the WIFT Members Forum for the Zoom location.

Not yet a member of the Members Forum? Click here to join.

WIFT Canada Virtual Town Hall

Making Simulated Sex Scenes Safer

Next: Thursday May 28, 2020 @ 1pm EDT

Join us to hear from certified Intimacy Coordinators, Lindsay Somers and Casey Hudecki.

Founded by Lindsay Somers, the first-ever certified Intimacy Coordinator for film and television in Canada, Intimacy Coordinators Canada is a collective of Intimacy Coordinators committed to making sets safe. They assist by helping to build a safe plan for creative expression with nudity and/or simulated sex for film & television. Their job is to facilitate clear communication between the director's vision, and the performers personal boundaries. Join us as Lindsay & Casey go over what an Intimacy Coordinator does regarding implementing protocols, and liaising between production, the director, and actors. Who should hire an Intimacy Coordinator and what does their involvement in your production entail?

These events are organized by WIFT Canada, a coalition of the WIFT chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Alberta and Atlantic as well as Women in View.

Click here for details and to register.

Pandemic Pilot Master Class

EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT! New dates added: MAY 27 and June 3, 2020

This multi-session Master Class will include tips and techniques on creating a series in the era of on-demand content consumption, as well as considering the importance of caring for the creative instrument - you.

Click here for details and to register.

Creative Collaboration in the Remote Working World

May 15, May 22, May 29

Shimmy and Meghan have put together three informal, interactive sessions to share lessons about writing and collaborating from a distance, all stemming from their fun, fruitful, and occasionally fraught partnership. They’ve been hired to co-write a feature rom-com, had two sitcom pilots optioned by a network, and jam frequently on everything from storytelling segments, roast jokes, and stand-up bits.

Click here for details and to register.

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