Women in Film and Television – Atlantic

Women in Film and Television – Atlantic is a non-profit professional association that advances the careers of gender minority professionals working in film, television and screen-based media in Atlantic Canada.

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 gender minorities 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 Women 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 220 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. WIFT-AT is the Atlantic chapter and voice of an international organization (WIFT-International). There are currently 40 chapters and over 14,000 members worldwide, almost all of which are volunteer-run, and a few of which have similar contexts, industry constraints and infrastructure, and membership potential as WIFT-AT.

Vision

To advance, connect and inspire all women 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 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 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.