WIFT-AT offers a variety of amazing educational programs for everyone in the film, television, and media based industries throughout the year and at our annual Women Making Waves Conference.

Scroll below for details on the various programs provided by WIFT-AT.

Pitch competition

Presented by CBC, the Pitch Competition offers WIFT-AT members the opportunity to pitch a short film concept. The winner is given financial and in-kind assistance producing their pitched project.

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Woman making waves

The annual Women Making Waves Conference celebrates, empowers, and connects film, television, and screen-based media industry professionals. Head to our website below to learn more.

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New Waves

Sponsored by CTV, New Waves offers an entry-level education covering aspects of the screen industry.

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Mentor Match

In partnership with Telefilm Canada, this program allows WIFT-AT members to gain mentorship through a hand-picked industry mentor. The pairing is based on what the member is looking to acquire through one on one sessions taking place over several months.

For two years now we have been able to offer our membership a formal mentorship program thanks to the generous support of Telefilm Canada. This mentorship consists of a mentee – a member of WIFT-AT – applying to this program seeking to benefit from being paired with a mentor. They may be wishing to

  • Develop their craft through one-on-one conversations with a mentor
  • Be seeking help in establishing a career and personal development goals
  • Want to gain a better understanding of the industry and the expectations
  • Or, expand their network and build their confidence

Once WIFT-AT mentees have been selected, a committee hand picks an appropriate Canadian industry professional to become their mentor based on a matching of what they can offer to help this mentee achieve their goals.

This mentor/ mentee relationship is supported and consists of focused one-on-one sessions over several months while meeting program mandates. Mentee participants are also given opportunities to network amongst themselves. So far, each yearly cohort of pairings has been called for in May and decided upon and announced in June at WIFT–AT’s AGM. The program also aims to tangibly increase representation and gender equity within the screen industry.

Please check back to see what this program will look like for 2022!