WIFTV offers a variety of programming throughout the year designed to increase the participation of women in screen-based media. These include:
Tricksters and Writers
Tricksters and Writers is a screenwriting program for indigenous women that launched in Vancouver in 2017. We are two thirds through the program and will offer it again in Vancouver in 2019 as well as in the North Vancouver Island, Kamloops and Vernon.
From Our Dark Side
From Our Dark Side a program for the development of genre feature films written by women and featuring strong female leads. Five writers are selected through a national competition to participate in a variety of project and professional development opportunities including pitching their project at the Fantasia Film Festival and International Co-production Market in Montreal.
Annual Industry Mentorships
We annually offer two project based mentorships including the ‘WIFTV- Banff World Media Festival Mentorship’ and the ‘WIFTV–Whistler Film Festival Film Market Mentorship’ as well two career advancement mentorships including the ‘Actor Mentorship Program’; and the ‘William F White Production Management Mentorship.’
We host monthly events for the filmmaking community, including screenings of members’ films in partnership with Cineworks and DOC BC, as well as the William F. White Networking Coffee Chats where an invited guest speaks on a relevant topic from their own personal/professional experience.
We recognize the outstanding achievements of B.C. Women and their supporters in film, television and screen-based media, through our annual Spotlight Awards ceremony and celebration.
Producer’s Workbook (PW5)
We produce the Producer’s Workbook, a text book now in its’ fifth edition, that functions as an invaluable roadmap to the creation of independent screen-based media.
The 5th edition is accompanied by an online component where resources and third party links can be found to supplement each chapter of the workbook.
PW5 Panel Series
When the 5th edition was launched in January 2018, we organized a two-day producers panel series, where producers provided case studies and discussion on various aspects of the creation of screen-based media. The event was very popular and we will host it again in Victoria in November 2018, and in Vancouver in January 2019.