January 19, 2022, at 8:30 AM PST - William F. White Coffee Chat

Join Roslyn Muir to talk about launching a career through writing TV movies. Moderated by Katrina Mugume. (New Format - Zoom Meeting with Breakout Rooms)

 

WIFTV Welcomes New Executive Director - Eli Morris

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WIFTV Whistler Film Festival Film Market Preparation Mentee Announced

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Nov 19, 2021, at 12:30 PM PST - William F. White Coffee Chat

Join producer Teri Snelgrove for Working with the National Film Board of Canada's BC & Yukon Studio. Moderated by Katrina Mugume. (New Format - Zoom Meeting with Breakout Rooms)

 

New study by the WIFT Canada Coalition: Deciding on Diversity

October 27, 2021 – The Women in Film and Television Canada Coalition (WIFT-CC) has released its latest research study: Deciding on Diversity: COVID-19, Risk and Intersectional Inequality in the Canadian Film and Television Industry, authored by Dr. Amanda Coles of Deakin University, Australia, and Professor Deb Verhoeven, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics at the University of Alberta.

The study finds that despite the opportunities COVID-19 presents to do things differently, the Canadian film and television industry remains characterized by uneven, closed and defensive networks and relationships—to the disadvantage of equity-seeking groups. The report calls for a national screen industry data taskforce to inform organizational and policy decision-making and challenge the widely held risk perceptions that act as barriers to diversity and inclusion. And it calls for a zero-tolerance approach to EDI failures, with clear consequences as a pre-requisite for government funding and support. 

Read the full press release here. 

Download the full report here.

Watch the TIFF panel discussion related to this study:  The ReelTruth.  

 

New Report by the WIFT Canada Coalition: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

October 12, 2021— Women in Film and Television - Canada Coalition (WIFT-CC) in conjunction with Reel Families for Change Canada, have released the results of the Family Care Report—a cross-Canada survey that explores the impact of COVID-19 on child and family care for women in Canadian screen industries.

The Report exposes the critical need to implement balanced and equitable working conditions in the Canadian Film and TV production industry.

Read the full press release here. 
Read the full report here. 

 

Departure news, and much gratitude to Interim Managing Director,
Grace Chin!

Please join us in thanking Grace Chin for taking the reins of WIFT-Vancouver in this (ever-so challenging) year as Interim Managing Director as she steps on to new projects!

With Grace’s guidance, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival successfully transitioned online for the first time in 2021 with a bold and diverse array of films by women and gender diverse creators to (also for the first time) audiences around the world. Among other public initiatives, Grace ensured our opportunities for connection were reinvented online through numerous educational and networking activities such as the Producers Panel Series, Coffee Chats, and much more. On the less public side of things, Grace penned myriad organization-sustaining funding applications and carefully stewarded the many day-to-day activities of WIFTV. We are thrilled that Grace will remain an active WIFTV member, and we offer her our biggest thanks for all she’s given to our organization and membership. Now, we must begin the search for our next leader.

From all us at WIFTV, we thank you and celebrate you, Grace!

Peggy and Ana, Co-Presidents, WIFTV

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR VIWFF 2022 now closed - thank you!

Late deadline was September 15, 2021

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SUBMISSIONS FOR 8th VIWFF SCREENPLAY COMPETITION now closed - thank you!

Late Deadline was September 20, 2021

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING VIWFF 2021 A SUCCESS!

THE VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL RAN THROUGH MARCH 4 - 14, 2021

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For film program and virtual event information: www.viwff.ca 

 

Did you miss one of our webinars or coffee chats?  Watch them here.

WEBINAR RECORDINGS

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