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MENTORSHIPS

WIFTV is pleased to join with a variety of industry partners to support several mentorships, scholarships, and bursaries each year.

BANFF

WIFTV BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP

Applications now closed. 

Application deadline: April 17, 2017 by 5pm

WIFTV Banff World Media Festival Mentorship gives one WIFTV member (producer, director or writer) the invaluable opportunity to attend the Banff World Media Festival, June 11-14, 2017 at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The mentee will receive not only a festival pass, but also a pre-festival consultation with an experienced television producer or development executive, as well as a meeting with a member of the WIFTV team before and during the festival.

For over 30 years, the Banff World Media Festival has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience. The Festival began as an intimate space where unparalleled access and cutting-edge insight could combine to forge relationships, launch new business and aid the ambitious members of a dynamic industry in reaching their goals. BANFF is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects. The event features in-depth spotlights on key international territories, pre-booked Face-to Face Meetings with industry decision makers, and unparalleled opportunities for networking with potential partners from across the globe.

Read about the successful applicant from 2016 here. 

 


 

William White

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR THE INDEPENDENT PRODUCER

Applications now closed. 

Women in Film and Television Vancouver and William F. White are pleased to offer this mentorship designed for the independent producer who is interested in increasing their knowledge of Production Management including the ins and out of equipment requirements and rentals as well as budgeting and resource planning for both low and high budget shows.

 For further details, please click here. Deadline: November 28. 

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WIFTV ACTOR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Applications now closed. Recipients Selected! Read the 2017 Press Release here. 

WIFTV is excited to offer the beloved mentorship program for actors again in 2017. The goal of this mentorship is to provide female actors with guidance and inspiration in developing their craft and advancing their acting careers. The six-month program matches successful applicants (Mentees) with female working actors (Mentors), with whom they will meet with for one hour, once a month, for six months.  

For further details, please click here. Deadline: October 31, 2016

 Whistler    

FILM MARKET PREPARATION MENTORSHIP

Applications now closed. 

Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV), in association with the Whistler Film Festival is pleased to open up applications for the 5th consecutive WIFTV WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP.

The goal of the mentorship is to provide the selected recipient with experience in preparing her film project for market. She will gain skill and confidence in market preparation including pitching and the presentation of her ideas as well as develop valuable insight into building her career. 

For further details and to apply click here

Previous recipients have said: 

"When I [Christina Sicoli, 2015 winner] was selected to be a part of the WIFTV Marketing Preparation Mentorship Program in association with the Whistler Film Festival, I was honoured (and super excited). I felt a small weight lift off my chest. Creating your own material is one thing, having the tools to execute it is another, especially in a medium where connecting to those who can help you get your project off the ground and on the screen is very difficult."

"What a great opportunity to participate in a festival, spearheaded by Paul Gratton, that goes the extra mile to champion Canadian films and filmmakers," says 2014 mentorship winner Kirsten Carthew. "With thanks to WIFTV’s marketing mentorship program, I had the great opportunity to be mentored by Elizabeth Yake, a most exceptional producer, whose knowledge and credibility translated into practical advice regarding who to talk to and what to say."

 

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WIFTV VIFF SHORT FILM MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Applications now closed. 

Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV), in partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and VIFF Industry Conference are pleased to open the call for applications for the WIFTV VIFF Short Film Mentorship opportunity.

This mentorship gives a WIFTV director member with a short film in development the opportunity to participate in VIFF’s Mentorship Program, a new initiative where short filmmakers, in the early stages of their careers, are provided with invaluable networking opportunities at the Festival and Conference. The goal of the program is to introduce emerging filmmakers to a solid peer network and directly support their creative processes. The initiative will also provide support, counsel and inspiration to the next generation of filmmakers by providing them with a venue to showcase their talent, an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers plus the added benefit of participating in the knowledge-building aesthetic experience offered by film festivals.

"It turned out to be an exceptional growth experience for me," says 2014 mentorship recipient Teresa McGee. "The combination of meeting with filmmakers, watching a huge variety of films and taking part in the VIFF Industry Conference has given me the broad perspective I needed in order to see what is possible and how I fit into it all. I did not expect to come away from this with a clear plan of action, but this is what has happened. I'm also coming away feeling more inspired than I think I've ever been."

For details click here. 


Women in Film + Television Vancouver Society (WIFTV) is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media.  We are the Vancouver chapter of Women In Film + Television International (WIFTI), which counts more than 10,000 members world-wide.