Rebeca Ortiz receives the 2017 WIFT-T Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship

TORONTO, September 6, 2017—Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Rebeca Ortiz as the recipient of the 2017 Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship. The mentorship is designed to provide significant post-production knowledge and industry contacts for a female producer with two to five years of production experience.

“Empowering women to build thriving careers in media is the core of WIFT-T’s mission,” says Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. “This career-enriching mentorship opportunity ensures that emerging female producers have a strong grasp of the latest developments and processes in post-production. Through this and our other mentorship initiatives, we strive to equip young women with the tools needed to stand out and be leaders amongst their peers.”

Deluxe Toronto is proud to partner with WIFT-T to provide a unique opportunity that champions the professional development of an emerging female producer,” said Christa Tazzeo Morson, Deluxe Toronto, Vice President, Sales. “Gaining first-hand knowledge of the post-production process will be a huge advantage to Rebeca’s developing career. The experience will provide her with the opportunity to work with some of the best picture and sound talent in our industry, all at our state-of-the-art facility in Liberty Village. We are excited to work with a bright talent like Rebeca, and to foster her career goals.”

The Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship is an intensive three-week post-production program that includes critical hands-on training about production planning as it relates to post, budgeting, dailies, picture and sound completion, VFX, and distribution.

“I am so delighted to be this year’s recipient of the WIFT-T Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship,” says Rebeca. “I am so excited to work alongside industry professionals and get the exposure to their post-production methods. I am grateful to have been afforded this opportunity and know it will help further my career and allow me to grow as a filmmaker and producer.”

ABOUT REBECA ORTIZ:

Rebeca Ortiz is an emerging Toronto filmmaker and recent Ryerson University graduate. In 2014, her short film Chomp was selected by the TTC’s Pattison OneStop initiative and won the Most Ambitious Film by a Female Director award at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. In 2016, Rebeca and Alicia Harris co-produced Love Stinks, which won the grand prize at ArtReach’s Youth Pitch Contest and Best Film and People’s Choice awards at the Ryerson University Film Festival. Love Stinks has screened in festivals across North America, including the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Citizen Jane Film Festival, and the Toronto International Short Film Festival. Gutsy, a short documentary produced by Rebeca, was recently released on Crohn’s Colitis Canada’s website. Rebeca is dedicated to producing stories that share the experiences of women and other marginalized groups. She is currently producing a short narrative called Pick, which has the support of the Children’s Peace Theatre, Ryerson University, and The National Film Board of Canada. Her next short narrative, Abuela, was awarded the Honourable Mention at the 2017 WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition.

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ABOUT WIFT-T
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is a member-based organization of women and men working in screen-based media that supports the development and advancement of women in the industry. Membership in WIFT- T enables women to be capable, confident, connected and successful in their careers.

For more about WIFT-T’s programming and mentorship opportunities visit www.wift.com/programs.

Social Media
Women in Film & Television – Toronto: @WIFT | Facebook.com/WIFT.Toronto
Deluxe Toronto: @DeluxeToronto | Facebook.com/DeluxePostProductionToronto

For more information, please contact:
Kadon Douglas, Communications & Engagement Manager, WIFT-T
416-322-3430 ext. 226, kdouglas@wift.com