WIFT-T Showcase

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!

Now accepting submissions. Deadline: January 24, 2020.

Each spring, we host a special screening of short works by our members: film (documentary, fictions, animation, experimental), and TV & web series episodes. 

The 11th Annual WIFT-T Showcase will take place on April 21, 2020. Date subject to change.


The 2019 WIFT-T Showcase Selected Projects Are:

Lost Time | Documentary

Submitted by Morgana McKenzie, cinematographer

Mustard Seed | Fiction

(Winner, Best of Showcase)

Submitted by Lina Roessler, writer/director/producer

Learn To Swim | Fiction

Submitted by Cera Ziegler, producer

288: Lewd Conduct (Street Series, Ep, 1) | Web Series

Submitted by Rachel Cairns, director/producer

Lessons Injustice | Documentary

(Winner, Best Screenplay)

Submitted by Karen Chapman, director/writer

The City Is A Hustler (La Ville, Ep. 2) | Web Series

Submitted by Andrea Marcelino, director/writer/ producer

Maybe If It Were A Nice Room | Experimental

Submitted by Alicia K. Harris, director/producer/writer

Turning Tables | Documentary

(Winner, Audience Choice)

Submitted by Chrisann Hessing, writer/director

Selection Process

All submissions were screened and selected by a volunteer committee of WIFT-T members: Althea Manasan, Gina Power, Jennifer Irons, Karen Moore, Katie Elder, Olena Decock, Rebecca Grenier, Samantha Haggart, Sarah Quan, and Susan Alexander.


This is a great way to give back and champion women content creators in your community. Participating jurors will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the 2020 WIFT-T Showcase on April 21.

Jury members will be required to:

  • Screen all submitted projects and provide feedback;
  • Attend the jury deliberation meeting on March 10 (evening); and,
  • Provide programming notes for at least one selected project.

Interested? Email the following to by January 17, 2020:

  • Your CV and/or Resume;
  • Your Professional Bio (150 words max); and,
  • A brief statement as to why you are interested in being on the 2020 jury (minimum 150 words).
  • Selected participants will be notified the week of January 20.

Please note: Committee members will be required to hold active WIFT-T memberships, valid until April 30, 2020.

The 2020 call for submissions opened on December 9, 2019. All submissions are reviewed by a volunteer jury of WIFT-T members. 


Early bird: January 3, 2020 ($20 +HST)

Regular: January 24, 2020 ($30 +HST)


Members can submit up to TWO projects. Run time of each project must not exceed 24 minutes (credits included).

  • Documentary
  • Fiction/Narrative
  • Animation
  • Experimental
  • Television series (episode)
  • Web series (episode)


Submissions must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • Only WIFT-T members with up-to-date membership are eligible to submit work for consideration. You may become a member at the time of the application. Membership must be active on April 21, 2020.
  • The submitting member must hold one of the following key creative positions on the project*: Writer, Director, Producer, Editor or Cinematographer/DOP;
  • Submitting member must be at minimum age 18.
  • Work must not exceed a run time of 24 minutes, including credits.
  • Work must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
  • Non-English media with dialogue/commentary must be subtitled or dubbed.
  • Work must be fully complete. Works-in-progress are not eligible.
  • Member can submit a maximum of TWO separate projects for consideration (only ONE may be selected for the Showcase). However, separate submission forms must be completed per project.

*Upon acceptance, successful applicants must provide permission from the project’s producer (or owner) to be screened.

Please note that the decisions of the Selection Committee are final.

Submit today!
Submit today!