WIFT-AT brings valued training programs, events and workshops to our members.
With the help of many hands, minds and bodies we have been able to keep an active front throughout the Atlantic region. Whether at our Annual General Meeting, or at special WIFT-AT events, we invite filmmakers to talk about their experience as filmmakers, as well as what’s new in the industry. Guests have included Patricia Rozema, Ingrid Veninger, Andrea Dorfman, Sherry White, Jennice Ripley to name a few. We also hold workshops, panels, screenings and plenty of networking events throughout the Atlantic Provinces.
WIFT-AT members have thrown support behind the Atlantic Regional Training Organization (ARTO), in a massive letter writing campaign to government.
The All Access Pass Award
WIFT-AT’s All Access Pass Award offers the financial support to immerse yourself in the film festival circuit with a delegate pass to every major film festival in Atlantic Canada, hotel accommodation, a WIFT-AT membership, a registration for Woman Making Waves, and $1400 in cash to cover flights. One successful female recipient get Nominations are due in June with the winner being announced during the WIFT-AT Annual General Meeting. For more info, visit the AAPA page.
Nova Scotia Programs
Reel Talk: Conversations with Women in Film, Television & New Media
Reel Talk is a social & screening event put on by Women in Film and Television Atlantic & Carbon Arc Cinema. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month (except July & August). WIFT-AT members are FREE, non-WIFT-AT members $6. The Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax.
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF)
Every year WIFT-AT supports The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. HIFF is dedicated to the exhibition of film and video as art in a noncompetitive setting free from commercial agendas. Focussing on the short film as a form of expression and on Canadian artists, the 7th Annual HIFF takes place April 6-12, 2013. Location: Bus Stop Theatre/NSCAD University/Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Date/Time: April 6-12th
Be sure to check out the WIFT-AT Women in Film Showcase on Wednesday, April 10th at 9pm
Women Making Waves Conference
Now in its third year, WIFT-ATLANTIC’s annual conference has proved to be one of the stand-out events of the year. Held Annually in March, it offers plenty of opportunities for learning and skill-building from excellent celebrity keynote speakers, informative and fun workshops and panels, and plenty of networking time. Register or learn more in our Women Making Waves section.
The WIFT-AT Wave Awards
Held annually in March during the final lunch of the Women Making Waves conference, the Wave Awards celebrates some of the outstanding achievers in Atlantic Canada. Wave Award winners come from all disciplines within the screen-based industries and are peer nominated. Details about the Wave Awards or how to nominate are here. Nominations are due February 5th.
Annual General Meeting
Mix, mingle and VOTE at WIFT-Atlantic’s Annual General Meeting, held in June. This year’s event takes place June 24. Click here for more info,.
Atlantic Film Festival Program
Every year WIFT-At holds a networking event in September during the AFF in Halifax. TBA.
New Brunswick Programs
WIFT-AT at the Silver Wave Film Festival
WIFT-Atlantic and Media NB are pleased to co-host and present a WIFT-AT panel as part of the 2012 Silver Wave Film Festival with filmmakers Ashley McKenzie, Ruth Lawrence, Jillian Acreman and moderated by Gretchen Kelbaugh. View the panel discussions online!
WIFT-AT at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.
Every year WIFT-AT takes part in the festivities at #SJIWFF with either a panel, workshop, or screening. Stay tuned for our 2013 event, happening in October 2013.
Prince Edward Island Programs
WIFT-AT at the Island Media Arts Festival
Every year WIFT-AT participats in the IMAF festival with a either a panel, workshop, or screening. Click here for WIFT-AT’s programming during IMAF 2013.