Announced at the 10th Annual Making Waves conference in March 2020, WIFT-AT’s Mentor Match Program, supported by Telefilm Canada, aims to provide members at different levels of experience with a formalized opportunity to learn from, guide, and support each other through a series of focused one-on-one sessions over a nine-month period.
Thanks to the generous support of Telefilm Canada, WIFT-AT is excited to offer the Mentor Match program to our members for a third time!
The Mentor Match program provides WIFT-AT members with access to mentorship by hand-picked industry professionals. The program aims to tangibly increase representation and gender equity within the screen industry in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
Selected applicants (mentees) will improve their professional skills and industry knowledge through one-on-one sessions. Mentees may be wishing to:
- Develop their craft through conversations with a mentor
- Receive advice on establishing a career and achieving personal development goals
- Gain a better understanding of the industry and the expectations of their chosen or desired career
- Expand their network and build their confidence
An appropriate Canadian industry professional is hand-selected to mentor each mentee to help achieve their goals.
This mentor/mentee relationship consists of a minimum of four focused one-on-one sessions over a 9-month period. Mentee participants are also given opportunities to network amongst themselves and with other mentors via mixers and other events.
The WIFT-AT Mentor Match program is open to WIFT-AT members in good standing. If you are not yet a member please visit the Membership Page for information on how to register.
There are a limited number of sponsored memberships available for applicants for whom the WIFT-AT membership fee would be a barrier to applying. Applicants should specify in their application form that sponsorship of their membership would be of help to them.
Though we thank all prospective mentees who apply, priority will be given to applications from those who reside in the Atlantic provinces.
Priority is given to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ2S applicants in keeping with encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our programming. Assistance from WIFT–AT staff is offered if needed.