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!

April 16, 2019

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West

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 took place on April 16, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.


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.

2019 WIFT-T Showcase – Event Volunteers

WIFT-T is seeking 10 Event Volunteers for shifts between 6:00 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and industry personnel looking to gain experience in a creative atmosphere and serve on a team that values the arts. Give back to your community and support local filmmakers!

We are currently looking for individuals to fill the roles of Registration, Usher, Guest Wrangler, Greeter and Directional Assistance.  

Please note, volunteers must be 19+. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2019.


VOLUNTEER EVENT SHIFT DATE | Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

EVENT LOCATION | TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto ON

The 2019 call for submissions is now closed. All submissions are reviewed by a volunteer jury of WIFT-T members. 


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. 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.

Thank you for coming out!
See you next year!
Thank you for coming out!
See you next year!