Providing low-barrier, accessible programming to women and gender diverse filmmakers is a core part of WIFTV’s mission. We offer an array of programs, including educational events and mentorships, aimed at increasing the participation of women and gender diverse people in film and television. These programs are designed to offer opportunities to connect, learn, and grow at every stage of your career.


Tricksters and Writers
Launched in August 2017, Tricksters and Writers was created to increase the professional participation of Indigenous Pa‡ki·s (women, two-spirit, Indiqueer) screenwriters by providing opportunities to delve into story development and screenwriting in a workshop setting and networking with fellow Indigenous creatives.

PW5 Panel Series
The Producer's Panel Series examines all aspects of production, from script and development to distribution and marketing. This educational event is designed for both emerging and intermediate producers wishing to learn from the experience of working producers and industry experts.

Virtual Coffee Chats
For emerging and seasoned filmmakers, producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and everyone who wants to know more about the industry, our Coffee Chats feature moderated conversations with special guests, and are a great way to grow your film knowledge and community.

Genre Film Lab
The Genre Film Lab (formerly known as From Our Dark Side) is an accelerator program designed to support the development of effective finance, packaging and pitching strategies for genre film creators whose projects are at an advanced stage of development.

Emerging TV Producers Program
The Emerging TV Producers Program provides participants with an entry point, a strategic plan and a supportive network to shepherd their first TV projects successfully into the complex Canadian TV production system.

WIFTV collaborates with industry partners to offer several mentorship programs each year. These mentorships offer personal and project development support including 1-1 coaching with senior producers and festival and market passes to remove barriers, build networks and help you reach your full potential.