FCTA (Les Femmes du Cinéma et de la Télévision en Atlantique)
Founders of the WIFT – Atlantic chapter have worked steadily since August 2008 to open an Atlantic Canadian chapter of the international group, Women in Film and Television.
“There is such vibrant talent among the women in Atlantic Canada – it makes complete sense to bring everyone together in one organization committed to ensuring that the talents and voices of these women are nurtured and celebrated. We’re so ready,” says founding Chair, Jan Miller.
WIFT is an international organization that was created in 1973 to give women who were struggling to have a voice in Television and in Film a network and support system.
There are now currently 35 chapters worldwide. WIFT continues to grow with a mandate to be a global network dedicated to advancement for women in professional development and achievement in film, video, and other screen-based media.
2013/2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NANCE ACKERMAN, Nova Scotia
VALERIE BACHYNSKY, Nova Scotia
CINDY D’ORSAY, Nova Scotia
DOMINIQUE GUSSET, Nova Scotia
SHARA DESIREE KING, Newfoundland and Labrador
LOUISE LALONDE, Prince Edward Island
CAT LeBLANC, New Brunswick
ANDREA LEVESQUE, Nova Scotia
SARAH MacLEOD, Nova Scotia
JAN MILLER, Chair, Nova Scotia
CRYSTAL PARSONS, Newfoundland and Labrador
ELAINE SHANNON, New Brunswick
SHERRY SMITH, Nova Scotia
ANN BERNIER, Nova Scotia (ex-officio member)
ANNETT WOLF, Nova Scotia (Special Advisor, Founding Board Member WIFTI)