APPLICATIONS OPEN - WIFTV BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP

March 1, 2015

WIFTV BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP

Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV), in partnership with the Banff World Media Festival, is pleased to open up applications for the WIFTV BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL MENTORSHIP.

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 7-10, 2015 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.

All applicants receive free admission to WIFTV's pitching workshop to be held on April 11th.

Application deadline: April 17, 2015 by 5pm

Please note that applicants who are not selected to receive the mentorship will be able to register for the Banff World Media Festival at the early bird rate of $1295.

 ELIGIBILITY

Women who are producers, directors or writers are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a project suitable to pitch at the festival (mow, TV series, pilot, web program). 

A selection committee composed of industry representatives will review the applications. The recipient will be announced by May 5th.

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • must be a WIFTV Executive, Professional or Associate member (women producers, directors or writers) in good standing (may join at time of application)
  • must have a project (documentary or narrative fiction) suitable to pitch at the festival (mow, TV series, pilot, web program)
  • must be able to participate in pre-festival Pitching Workshop in May and an  individual consultation meeting (both in Vancouver)
  • must complete a final report within two weeks of the mentorship completion

BECOME A MEMBER

Applicants must be WIFTV Executive, Professional or Associate members in good standing. If you are not a current member, you may apply online and pay by credit card online or by phone before you complete your WIFTV Banff World Media Festival Mentorship submission.  Click here to become a WIFTV member.


BENEFITS

The successful WIFTV Banff World Media Festival Scholarship recipient receives: 

  • one (1) complimentary all access pass to the Banff World Media Festival
  • one (1) complimentary registration in the WIFTV Pitch Workshop  
  • preparation for the Banff World Media Festival with an experienced television producer or development executive

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Complete the instructions below to submit your application:

Register above
Make your payment online - $50 + $2.50 gst = $52.50
Send an email message to info@womeninfilm.ca
 attached single pdf document that includes:

  1. A one page synopsis describing your project
  2. Your CV
  3. A one page description of the project’s development history to date and any attached personnel
  4. A one page letter outlining how you and your project will benefit from this experience


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed applications must be submitted by April 17 2015, 5pm.

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