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



Applications are now open!

The 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 9-11, 2019 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.

Located in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the Banff World Media Festival is a marketplace and conference designed to help you create new development and production opportunities, and is an intimate space where unparalleled access, creative inspiration and expert insight combine to launch fresh content and new business strategies.

Learn more about the festival here. 

 For details about the mentorship and to apply, click here. 

 Women in film and Television Vancouver


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.  



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







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.