April 22, 2019


Registration is now open!

WIFTV is pleased to offer Tricksters and Writers in Vernon and Kamloops.

Tricksters and Writers is a screenwriting program for Indigenous women. The purpose of the program is to increase the participation of Indigenous women in key creative positions within the film industry and screen-based media arts community.

Program Description

The program is implemented over three phases.

Phase one

Four two days workshops will be held, rotating between Vernon and Kamloops. Further venue details will be provided soon.

Workshop dates are April 27th and 28th, June 15th and 16th and two further weekends in the fall.

Workshops will provide screenwriting instruction, discussion, film viewing as well as reading aloud from each other's works in progress.

Lunch is provided each day.

Phase Two

Three to five writers and their scripts in progress will be selected for Phase Two which offers a one on one story editing session with a professional Indigenous story editor.

Phase Three

Three to five writers and their scripts will be selected to participate in workshops where professional actors and a director or story editor will workshop the script.

Eligibility, Travel and Accommodation

The program is for Indigenous women living in the Vernon and Kamloops area. When the workshops are in the Vernon area, limited travel and accommodation subsidies are available to those living in or near Kamloops. When the workshops are in Kamloops, limited travel and accommodation subsidies are available to those living in or near Vernon.


All those who are eligible are welcome to attend providing you commit to attending all four workshops, that you register and that you submit a brief description of the film project you'd like to write.

To register, click on the Register now button above and complete the form. The deadline to register is April 22, 2019.

Your project description should be at least one paragraph but not longer than three pages. It may be for a short or feature film or a web series. It may be fiction or documentary. Email your project description by April 22, 2019 to Jessie Anthony

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the WIFTV office by email at or call 604-685-1152.

To learn about the instructors and the Tricksters and Writers team, please see here.

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