May 6: All Access Pass Award 2013 Now Accepting Applications!

Ready to take your career to the next level? Women in Film and Television-Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is offering its members a chance to experience all of the film festivals Atlantic Canada has to offer, plus a weekend pass to the prestigious Women Making Waves Conference in March 2014. You have until Saturday, June 1st to submit your application for the WIFT-AT All Access Pass Award (AAPA). This award is given annually to a deserving WIFT-AT member working in the screen-based media whose career will be assisted by the award. (Don’t worry if you’re not yet a member of WIFT-AT, memberships are only $45 and are valid for one year. Click here to join)

Along with delegate passes to eight festivals, the Award also offers professional development meetings, local accommodations, representatives at each festival to guide the AAPA recipient and $1,400 cash!

The All Access Pass Award is not limited to filmmakers, but is open to any WIFT-AT full member working in the industry whose career has reached the point where she believes the AAPA will be useful in furthering the trajectory of her career.

The following will be awarded to the successful female recipient:
- one year annual membership to WIFT-AT for 2014/15
- one delegate pass to the annual WIFT-AT Women Making Waves annual conference (March)

PLUS One delegate pass to every major film festival in Atlantic Canada including:
- Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) (April)
- Island Media Arts Festival (IMAF) in PEI (May)
- OUTeast Film Festival in Halifax, NS (June)
- Nickel Independent Film Festival in Newfoundland (June)
- Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) in Halifax, NS (September)
- St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) in Newfoundland (October)
- Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) in Fredericton, NB (November)
- International Festival of Francophone Film and Video in Acadie (FICFA) in Moncton, NB (November)

PLUS Two nights accommodation at the Lord Nelson to be used during the AFF or Women Making Waves

PLUS One-on-One meetings with WIFT-AT representatives at each festival to discuss professional development and $1,400 cash to be used at the recipient’s discretion (recommended as expense money for the festivals).

The deadline for applications is Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Only online applications submitted through www.wift-at.com will be accepted. The recipient will be notified of their win by June 21, 2013. The official announcement of the successful candidate will take place June 24, 2013 at the WIFT-AT Annual General Meeting.

NOTE: Although the WIFT-AT All Access Pass Award does include some nights’ accommodation as outlined above, it does not include airfare or travel. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the award recipient. The cash award should be used to offset expenses.

WIFT, an international organization with 37 chapters and more than 10,000 members, was founded in 1973. It is committed to advancement for women in professional development and achievement in film, video and other screen-based media. WIFT-AT is celebrating its fourth year as the Atlantic Canada Chapter.

Contact:
Jan Miller
Chair, Women in Film & Television–Atlantic (WIFT-AT)
Tel: 902-823-1409
Email: jmiller@lowenbe.ca

Feb 11: All Access Pass Award Opens Doors for Women in Screen Industry

Ashley McKenzie Jillian Acerman SWFF2012 Photo credit Douglas Mullin Feb 11: All Access Pass Award Opens Doors for Women in Screen Industry

Photo by Douglas Mullin

Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is offering its members a chance to experience all of the film festivals in Atlantic Canada – plus an event pass to the prestigious Women Making Waves conference – through the All Access Pass Award.

The award is presented annually to a deserving female working in screen-based media whose career will be assisted through this amazing learning and networking opportunity.

“The All Access Pass Award equipped me with both the financial support and boundless morale needed to immerse myself in the film circuit across the region,” says filmmaker Ashley McKenzie, who received the inaugural All Access Pass Award in 2012.

“I strongly encourage local filmmakers to apply for this special award. It is unique in not only offering much-needed funding, but also surrounding the recipient with a hugely supportive and caring family – Women in Film and Television-Atlantic. The incredibly knowledgeable women who run this organization offered me mentorship whenever I needed it. Whether it was a casual phone call or urgent e-mail, they drew on a vast network of industry professionals to provide invaluable guidance when I needed it most. Becoming part of this family is the part of the award that will extend far into my career as a filmmaker.”

Along with delegate passes to seven festivals, the All Access Pass Award includes professional development meetings, representatives at each festival to show her around, and $1,000 cash!

The following will be awarded to the successful female recipient:
- one year annual membership to WIFT-AT
- one delegate pass to the annual WIFT-AT Women Making Waves conference

PLUS

One delegate pass to every major film festival in Atlantic Canada including:
- Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) (April)
- Island Media Arts festival (IMAF), PEI (May)
- OUTeast Film Festival in Halifax, NS (June)
- Nickel Independent Film Festival, NL (June)
- Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) in Halifax, NS (September)
- St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF), NL (October)
- New Brunswick Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF), Fredericton, NB (November)
- International Festival of Francophone Film and Video in Acadie (FICFA), Moncton, N.B.(November)

Application deadline is June 2013, with the winner announced mid-summer. Stay tuned for the 2013 call for applications!

Contact:
Women in Film & Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT)
info@wift-at.com | 902-877-5307 | www.wift-at.com

The All New WIFT-AT All Access Pass Award

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Karen Wentzell introduces the "All Access Pass" Award at the 2012 Women Making Waves Conference.

The Board of Directors of WIFT-At is extremely pleased to announce the new All Access Pass Award to be given annually to a deserving female working in screen-based media whose career will be assisted by the award. The award is not limited to filmmakers, but is open to any female working in the industry whose career has reached the point where it is deemed the award will be useful in furthering the trajectory of their career.

The following will be awarded to the successful female recipient:
- one year annual membership to WIFT-AT
- one delegate pass to the annual WIFT-AT Women Making Waves (WMW) annual conference (March)

PLUS

one delegate pass to every major film festival in Atlantic Canada including:
- Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) (April)
- Island Media Arts festival (IMAF) in PEI (May)
- OUTeast Film Festival in Halifax, N.S. (June)
- Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) in Halifax, N.S. (September)
- Three nights accommodation at the Lord Nelson to be used during the AFF or Women Making Waves conference
- St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) in Newfoundland (October)
- Accommodations at the Quality Inn on Signal Hill
- New Brunswick Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) in Fredericton, N.B. (November)
- International Festival of Francophone Film and Video in Acadie (FICFA) in Moncton, N.B.(November)

PLUS

- One-on-One meetings with a WIFT-AT representative at each festival to discuss professional development
- $1,000 cash to be used at the recipient’s discretion. Recommended as expense money for the festivals

The application deadline is Friday, June 1st, 2012. The recipient will be notified of their win in mid-summer so they can make plans for the festival circuit which begins in September. However, the official announcement of the successful candidate will take place in September, 2012 at the annual WIFT-AT Annual General Meeting during the AFF.

The complete guidelines will be available April 1st on the WIFT-AT website www.wift-at.com

NOTE: The WIFT-AT All Access Pass Award does not include airfare, travel or hotel expenses. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the award recipient. The cash award should be used to offset expenses.