WIFT-AT

WIFT-AT is a non-profit professional association that advances the careers of women and gender diverse people working in film, television and screen-based media in Atlantic Canada.

This is the unceded and traditional territory of First Peoples. In Newfoundland and Labrador, WIFT-AT is grateful to operate on the homelands of the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut, the Innu of Nitassinan, the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq peoples.  In Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, our work happens on the territory of the Mi’kmaq.  In New Brunswick, WIFT-AT members gather on the land of the Wəlastəkwiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy Peoples.  We strive to be responsible stewards of the land, and respectful neighbours to all who call it home. We are committed to truth and reconciliation.

Who We Are

We are committed to creating opportunities for 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.

WIFT-AT supports the advancement of gender equity through the development and execution of groundbreaking programming, communications, networking opportunities and member benefits to encourage strategic leadership growth and offers inspirational outreach to new members and audiences.

Our programming culminates with our annual Making Waves Conference, a gender-inclusive celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of those working in film and the screen-based media.

History

Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) has been in operation since 2009 and has grown steadily, already attracting more than 300 members in the Atlantic region through word-of-mouth and the distribution of our e-publication, Tidings, to more than 700 industry contacts.

Reflecting the collaborative nature of the screen-based industry in the region, WIFT-AT has been able to function with only a short-term part-time staff member, and the extraordinary efforts of several senior industry volunteers until the appointment of its inaugural Executive Director in December 2021.

WIFT-AT is the Atlantic chapter and voice of an international organization (WIFT-International). There are currently 50 chapters on six continents, all working for the same goal: – Gender based balance in the industry.

Vision

To advance, connect, and inspire all women and gender diverse people working in screen-based media in Atlantic Canada.

Mission

WIFT-AT is a non-profit professional association that networks our members and advances the careers of women and gender diverse people working in film, television, and screen-based media based in Atlantic Canada.

Our mission is to grow, enable and leverage the skills, talents and potential of our members to ensure access to high-quality production and distribution 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.

Mandate

WIFT-AT supports women and gender diverse people through the development and execution of programming, communications, networking opportunities and member benefits that encourage strategic leadership growth at the most senior and experienced levels, offers inspirational outreach to new members and audiences; and enables innovative knowledge sharing practices throughout the Atlantic Canada screen-based industry.

Board, staff, and advisors

WIFT-AT’s annual financial statements and documents are available on request, free of charge, by pre-paid mail. Contact us at info@wift-at.com to make arrangements.