Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is a non-profit professional association of over 200 members that works to expand representation and gender equity in film, television, and screen-based media based in Atlantic Canada. WIFT-AT seeks to advance, connect, and inspire the careers of its members. ​

Our Work

It is our mission to leverage the skills, talents and potential of our members to ensure high-quality production and distribution of resources; to exert influence at all levels of the industry; and to celebrate and extend the impact of the collaborative nature of screen-based production in the Atlantic region.


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We are committed to creating opportunities for all members to grow, discover alliances, challenge stereotypes, learn from the best, and be inspired by those who are standing out with unique and powerful voices.

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WIFT-AT Members Hub

Become a WIFT-AT member to help us work towards a safer, more accessible and equitable screen industry. Membership gives you access to a range of benefits, including workshops, events, and exclusive discounts.

become a member
  • Support and celebrate inclusivity in the screen industry
  • Partake in various workshops, programs, and events, such as our annual Women Making Waves conference or the Mentor Match program.
  • Make lasting connections within the Atlantic Canadian film and television industry.

Stay connected

Check out our social media accounts and our newsletter, Tidings, to stay up to date with all things WIFT-AT and within the industry.

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Welcome our new Executive Director, Joanne Kerrigan!

Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is pleased to welcome Joanne Kerrigan (she/her) as our first-ever Executive Director. Joanne comes to WIFT-AT from a varied background that encompasses strategic leadership, filmmaking, communications and marketing, change management, and non-profit governance.

Joanne has led, volunteered, and worked for many Atlantic Canadian artist-run centres and arts organizations, including the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Linda Joy Media Arts Society, Moving Images Group, and the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative. She has also enjoyed many positions in public service business transformation, most recently leading the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in organizational renewal as their Interim Executive Director. Social justice, inclusion, and healing are at the heart of her engagements.

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