About Us

WIFT Vancouver is a member-based organization committed to creating an equitable screen-based industry for women and gender diverse people. 

By addressing systemic barriers we believe we are also working towards more inclusive, representative media. 

We approach our mission by: 

  • Advocating and organizing for equity in funding, employment, and promotional opportunities for all women and gender diverse people in the film and TV industry 
  • Providing low-barrier, accessible programming, including mentorship and educational events to increase women and gender diverse participation in screen based media 
  • Producing the annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival that champions women and gender diverse creators 

Anybody who is equity-deserving on the basis of gender is welcome to become a voting member of WIFTV. This includes, but is not limited to, trans, non-binary, Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer people, and cis women.

Cis men are encouraged to join as non-voting members.

We recognise that the English language as a colonial language does not capture the breadth and scope of all gender identities. We encourage folks to use their best judgement when deciding which membership to choose. We also recognise that not everybody who is equity-deserving on the basis of gender will feel comfortable being voting members of an organisation with 'women' in the name. We are in the process of a name change to address this. 

WIFT Vancouver incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia. Our offices are located on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.



Our Code of Conduct

WIFT Vancouver is a place to share knowledge and stories and we’re committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can participate. We value diversity and inclusion. We do not tolerate harassment, discrimination or abusive or threatening behaviour of any kind.

We strive to create a friendly, safe, respectful and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, colour, ancestry, race, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), marital status, family status, disability, or if you’re a recipient of public assistance. Our staff and volunteers are committed to ensuring a safe experience for everyone.

The Code of Conduct calls for all participants to be treated with dignity and respect. This includes paid attendees and guests, partners, sponsors, volunteers and staff, vendors and media. By contributing to and/or attending this event, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Violations of this Code of Conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. While WIFT Vancouver will take all reasonable and practical measures to investigate, we retain the right, at our sole discretion, to expel disrespectful participants from the event and/or future events without warning or refund, and, if appropriate, solicit the involvement of local law enforcement.

Please notify a staff member at the venue or contact wiftv@womeninfilm.ca if you believe that you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct.

For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1.

Review our full Code of Conduct