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WIFT-T Showcase

Our annual WIFT-T Showcase highlights the creativity, talent, and diversity of our community. The 11th annual WIFT-T Showcase has been postponed until fall 2020 due to the coronavirus shutdown.

No longer accepting submissions. Thanks to all who submitted projects for consideration.

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

The following prizes will be awarded at the 2020 WIFT-T Showcase:

  • Best of Showcase (Cash prize of $2,000 courtesy the Foundation for WIFT-T) - Previous winners: Lina Roessler (Mustard Seed), Christina Ienna (Handmade Film), Ashleigh Rains & Geordie Sabbagh (Tomorrow's Shadow), Maya Annik Bedward (The Foreigner), Courtney Bainbridge & Slater Jewell-Kemker (Still), Miriam Levin-Gold & Andrew Moir (Let Me Down Easy)
  • Best Writing (Formerly, Best Screenplay; Cash prize of $2,000 courtesy the Foundation for WIFT-T) - Previous winners: Karen Chapman & Danardo Jones (Lessons Injustice), Kaveh Mohebbi & Reem Morsi (The Door), Rebecca Hales (Dissecting Gwen), Kathleen Hepburn (Benjamin), Renuka Jeyapalan (Arranged)
  • Audience Choice (Cash prize of $1,000 courtesy the Foundation for WIFT-T) - Previous winners: Chrisann Hessing & Tanya Hoshi (Turning Tables), Reem Morsi (The Door), Karen Chapman (Walk Good), Maya Annik Bedward (The Foreigner), Renuka Jeyapalan (Arranged), Matthew de Pilippis & Elisia Mirabelli (Let Me Down Easy)

Best of Showcase and Best Writing are determined by the jury.

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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.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered this year!
2020 SHOWCASE JURY!

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.

Our 2020 call for jury members is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their interest.

2020 call for submissions is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted their project(s) for considerations.. All submissions are now being reviewed by a volunteer jury of WIFT-T members. 

DEADLINES & FEES

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

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

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. 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.

2020 call for submissions now closed.
2020 call for submissions now closed.