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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!

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

The 10th Annual WIFT-T Showcase will take place on April 16, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. A reception will follow.

2018 Highlights

2018 RECAP: Reem Morsi, Christina Ienna win big at the 9th Annual WIFT-T Showcase!

Thank you to our members who generously shared their work with us this year:

The Door | Fiction

Submitted by Reem Morsi, Writer/Director

A Syrian refugee family faces an unexpected and terrifying manifestation of their grief, forcing each of them to confront a recent loss in ways they could not fathom.

Handmade Film | Documentary

Submitted by Christina Ienna, Director/Producer/Cinematographer

Making film by hand is a rarely practiced craft in today’s industry. Lindsay McIntyre spends three days making the film emulsion she shoots on then develops herself.

Jessica, Jessica | Fiction

Submitted by Jessica Hinkson, Executive Producer/Lead Actor

Jessica, Jessica is the story of two friends in their mid to late 30’s who aren’t married, who aren’t mothers, who aren’t failures, and are both named Jessica.

Martin’s Hagge | Fiction

Submitted by Penny Eizenga, Director/Executive Producer

Martin, plagued by Hagge, his physical creation of anxiety, is nudged from his melancholy by a spunky but wise co-worker.

ROPEd | Fiction

Submitted by Jordana Aarons, Producer

Based on Margaret Atwood’s poem, Half-hanged Mary, and on true events in 1685, ROPEd is the heroic tale of Mary Webster, a healer and landowner, who is confronted by her Puritan neighbours with accusations of witchcraft. Mary is not one to go down without a fight. Now, with all her strength and spirit, she will fight for her very life.

Say My Name | Web Series

Submitted by Rakhee Morzaria, Writer/Producer/Lead Actor

Confident, but often misinformed, Rakhee is just trying to get it right. Small situations spiral out of control as she navigates friendships, feminism, and identity in this offbeat series set in Toronto.

Take a Walk on the Wildside | Documentary

Submitted by Lauren Grant, Producer

Opening the doors to Toronto’s oldest cross-dressing stores, viewers get a glimpse into the colourful lives of its customers and their tender relationships with the eccentric storeowner, revealing the vital role the store continues to play in Toronto’s cross-dressing community.

2018 Showcase Selection Committee

Special thanks to members: Maya Annik Bedward, Ashley Catania, Vivianne Collins, Lindsey Connell, AnnaJane Edmonds, Rebeka Herron, Chrisann Hessing, Erika Hoen, Andrea Mays, Vanessa Trenton, Caroline Tyre, and Melanie Windle.

The 2019 call for submissions opens on January 9th. More information coming soon. All submissions are reviewed by a jury of WIFT-T members. 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

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)
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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. Accepted filmmakers will be required to hold active WIFT-T memberships on the date of the Showcase (April 16, 2019). 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, 2017;
  • 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.

2019 Call for Submissions opens on January 9!
Questions?
2019 Call for Submissions opens on January 9!
Questions?