Join us as we chat with WildBrain Studios Director Megan Russell about her career trajectory from production to directing, including how she learned to direct without attending film school and how she went from answering phones to directing episodes of a TV series!
Trans Inclusive Gender Equity - Sat Jan 14, 10 am - 12 pm
We are thrilled to offer a 2-hour interactive workshop, led by inclusion consultant A.J Lowick. Join us as we explore:
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our initial name change surveys. We appreciate you sharing your time and knowledge with us. We have completed Phase 1 of our name change process. We gathered initial input through two surveys, one to the WIFTV membership and one to the trans and non-binary film community.
Overall, the majority of respondents across both surveys support a name change:
The Genre Film Lab (TGFL) is an accelerator program designed to support the development of effective finance, packaging and pitching strategies for women and gender diverse genre film creators from across Canada whose projects are at an advanced stage of development. This event is your chance to ask questions and get answers on how to get your project ready to submit!
WIFT Vancouver, in association with Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is pleased to announce Nessa Aref as an additional recipient of the 2022 WIFTV Whistler Film Festival Market Preparation Mentorship Program for her project Bad Persians. Aref’s project was one of the top two applications selected by the jury. The strength of Aref’s project compelled WIFTV and WFF to offer an additional mentorship this year. Previously, the mentorship was only offered to one applicant.
Updated date! Our coffee chat will now be on November 8, 2022. We’ll be chatting with Vancouver Asian Film Festival programmers and filmmakers about the upcoming festival program!
WIFT Vancouver, in association with Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is pleased to announce that Helene Taylor is the recipient of the 2022 WIFTV Whistler Film Festival Market Preparation Mentorship Program for her dark comedy-drama mini-series Weyburn, a satirical take on the real-life history of Canada's most prominent mental hospital. Her mentor will be award-winning filmmaker Kate Kroll.
At WIFTV’s Annual General Meeting on September 20, 2022, the general membership elected four new members to the board of directors. The new four members are joining three members who have been reelected to continue on the board. Newly elected directors for WIFTV include (in alphabetical order) Anaïsa Visser, Laura Arboleda, Shaelyn Johnston, and Shasha McArthur.
Over the coming months we will be revising our language, including changing our organization’s and festival’s names and logos to make sure everybody impacted by gender inequity is included in our shared mission. In the meantime, we will be going by our current acronym, WIFTV or WIFT Vancouver.