FILM MARKET PREPARATION MENTORSHIP
Applications closed on September 17, 2018.
Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV), in association with the Whistler Film Festival is pleased to open up applications for the 7th consecutive WIFTV WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL FILM MARKET 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.
Last year's winner, Shannon Walsh, wrote an exclusive WIFTV Blog post about her experience in the program. Check it out 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."