WIFTV is pleased to join with a variety of industry partners to support several mentorships, scholarships, and bursaries each year.
WIFTV ACTOR CAREER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Applications Closed on November 2, 2018
2018 Recipients Selected in February 2018, Read the 2018 Press Release here.
WIFTV is excited to offer the beloved mentorship program for actors again in 2018. 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.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR THE INDEPENDENT PRODUCER
Applications Closed on August 16th, 2018.
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.
WIFTV BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP
Applications are now closed!
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 10-13, 2018 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.
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."
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.