WIFT-T Reception@TIFF

The hottest ticket of the year! Celebrate women’s success in media during the Toronto International Film Festival . One free ticket for each member!

September 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

CBC Barbara Frum Atrium (250 Front St W, Toronto)

The Reception@TIFF is a FREE event for all current WIFT-T members. This popular networking event and fundraiser held annually during TIFF brings together our community of members, partners, visiting filmmakers and special guests for a special catered event honouring the contributions of Canadian women in the entertainment industry. 

Funds raised through the Silent Auction and WIFT Stars campaign support the work of the Foundation for WIFT-T.

Guest list registration will open on August 21.

2017 Highlights

Main Staff Contacts

Sponsorship — Heather Webb, Executive Director

Media accreditation & publicity, guest list — Kadon Douglas, Communications & Engagement Manager

Venue logistics, food & beverage, silent auction — Christina Anderson, Programs & Special Events Coordinator

Want to cover this event? 

Complete our media accreditation form.

Any questions? Or have a media/publicity inquiry? Contact Kadon Douglas, Communications & Engagement Manager.

Interested in volunteering for this event?

Apply by August 24, 2018 (5:00 PM, EDT). SIGN UP TODAY!

We are seeking reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with setup, execution and tear-down for WIFT-T's Reception@TIFF! This is a great opportunity for students and industry professionals looking to get experience in a creative atmosphere and be a part of a team that values and supports the arts. Shifts will be scheduled in increments so that volunteers may attend the reception.

  • Registration
  • Hospitality & catering
  • Silent auction/fundraising ambassadors
  • Coat check
  • MAC Lounge
  • Greeters
  • Media & public relations

Orientation: Wednesday, September 5 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Event: Tuesday, September 11 | 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

For more information and inquiries, please contact Ilana Awronski at

The Reception@TIFF is an invite-only event. WIFT-T members can register and attend for free. If you are a current member, you will receive your invitation via email on August 21. Limited guest tickets will be available for purchase (by members) while quantities last.

Unsure of your membership status? Contact Kadon Douglas, Communications & Engagement Manager.

The Reception@TIFF is not only a fabulous networking event, but also an important fundraiser for the Foundation for WIFT-T. Donations to the Foundation for WIFT-T support WIFT-T’s professional development programs and bursaries—providing women with game—changing career opportunities and skills.

Here's how you can support the Foundation for WIFT-T at Reception@TIFF:

Purchase a WIFT Star! Pay it forward and make a difference!

Celebrate someone who inspires you by purchasing a WIFT STAR in their name. WIFT Stars will be featured onscreen at WIFT-T’s Reception@TIFF event, Sept. 11, 2018.

Proceeds support WIFT-T's impactful career development programs and program bursaries.

For every purchase, your name will be entered into a draw to win a prize! Enter for your chance to win a 1-year WIFT-T Membership, or a 2-night night stay at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello!

Get your Star today!

Bid in our Silent Auction!

This year's items & donors include:

Food and Dining
  • Gift certificates courtesy of : The Chef Upstairs, Distillery Restaurants Corporation, Kerhoulas Dental Rosedale (Opus Restaurant), Mama Earth Organics, Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants - Luma, Scaramouche, Sotto Sotto
  • Two tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets game, courtesy Dome Productions
  • TSN swag bag, courtesy Bell Media
  • One-night stay with a 3-course dinner for two at The Bruce Hotel (Stratford, ON)
  • One-night stay at Rose Haven Bed & Breakfast (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
Fashion & Beauty
  • Custom-made pearl wrap bracelets, courtesy of Made You Look Jewellery
  • Two passes to experience Body Blitz Spa's therapeutic waters
  • Starks Barber Company gift card
  • Travel tote & clutch set, courtesy of Nella Bella
  • A Perfectly Pampered Gift Basket featuring luxurious items such as a wool throw and various beauty products, courtesy of Smitten Creative Boutique
  • Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain gift card
  • MAC cosmetics box
Unique Experiences
  • Luxury private film screening for winner and 15 friends, courtesy eOne
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Top Chef Canada's Restaurant Wars location shoot for one individual plus a guest, courtesy Corus Entertainment
  • An visit to the ET Canada set, including a meet and greet with key talent, courtesy Corus Entertainment
  • Marilyn Denis Show VIP Experience, includes 2 tickets to a live taping, courtesy Bell Media
  • A pass to Interactive Ontario's iVentures Conference, November 6 & 7, Toronto
  • The Social Experience, become the producer for a day!, courtesy Bell Media
  • YTV set experience: visit The Zone, includes personal meet-and-greet with a YTV host, courtesy Corus Entertainment
  • 1-hour belly dance class for you and 4 friends with a celebrity instructor, plus some great swag, courtesy Toronto Belly Dancing
Excursions and Experiences
  • Four general admission tickets to the AGO
  • Brampton Treetop Trekking VIP passes for Aerial Course Tour + 1 VIP Treewalk Village Pass
  • One hour uFly Simulator Inc. experience for two
  • Left Field Brewery tour passes for two, plus one free beer each
Arts and Entertainment
  • Two tickets to a 2018 Stratford Festival performance
  • Four Bronze-level Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema memberships
  • Passes to a Tarragon Theatre performance of your choice
  • Gift certificate for two to select performances at Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Two tickets to the 2018 Shaw Festival (select performances)
  • Two tickets to The Musical Stage Company's Uncovered: Joni Mitchell & Carole King
  • Passes to a Cineplex Events presentation
Professional Development
  • Final Draft 10 screenwriting software
Children/Family Packages
  • Nelvana preschool and youth packages
  • Kids Can Press book packages (ages 3-7 and 14+)
  • Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center
  • Book package (various titles)
  • Bunzi 2-in-1 Gradual Balance Bike
“The Deluxe Toronto Postproduction Mentorship was a fantastic place to be because I got the opportunity to see the step-by-step postproduction process of a variety of projects, from indie shorts to well-known television series and features. I am so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to be mentored through Deluxe by such a welcoming, helpful, talented, and friendly team. I am so excited to take all of these useful new things I’ve learned about the postproduction process and apply it to my own career! Thank you WIFT-T and Deluxe!”
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