8:15 AM, October 20, 2020

You can watch it here

A conversation with Lindsay Peters, former Director of the Frontières Film Market and now Director of the From Our Dark Side Screenplay Genre Competition! Plus news about our upcoming Producer’s Workshop Series, Actor Mentorship, and our AGM, virtual, in January 2021. 

Guest speakers: Lindsay Peters, Jessica Bradford, and Krista Magnusson

Interviewed by WIFTV board member: Peggy Thompson

Coffee chat host: Katrina Mugume

We're pleased to have Lindsay, Jessica, Krista, Peggy and Katrina join us.


Lindsay Peters - Program Director, From Our Dark Side


For the past 6 years, Lindsay Peters was the Executive Director of Frontières, a co-production market & networking platform for the genre film industry based in Montreal. In 2016 she facilitated a major partnership between Frontières and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, creating the Frontières Platform in Cannes and the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum. Under Lindsay's direction, Frontières grew to become the leading international genre industry hub, with 3 annual events and over 60 films completed. She has over 15 years of experience in festival management & programming, with past positions at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Film Centre & the Museum of the Moving Image.

Jessica Bradford - Committee Chair, Producer’s Panel Series


Jessica Bradford is an award-winning writer, director and educator based in Vancouver, Canada. Her films include the GEMINI winning, When I Was Seven and the Director's Guild of Canada Kickstart Award-winner, The Telescope. Jessica has spent over 15 years in the industry as a writer, director and producer. She is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and Women in the Director's Chair and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Currently, she is developing her kids' adventure feature film, "Finn & Tess and the Hunt for Toad."

Krista Magnusson - Program Director, Actor Mentorship


Krista has been an actor for over 15 years, working and studying in Vancouver and New York City. With 40+ film, TV, & theatre credits, Krista has received the Best Supporting Actor Award from Persistence of Vision Film Festival and Best Ensemble Award at BC Mainstage Competition. In 2012, she joined the Women in Film and TV Vancouver Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer and Vice President during 5 years on the board. Krista also created the “Actor Career Mentorship” and has managed it through 7 successful rounds. Over 120 women have now gone through the inspiring program and credit it with changing their careers and lives. Outside of film and TV, Krista has a BBA in Marketing from SFU and has been a Business Strategy & Marketing Executive for 15 years, in both Canada and Mexico.

Peggy Thompson - WIFTV Board Member


Peggy Thompson is the screenwriter of the feature films BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE and THE LOTUS EATERS.  BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous international awards.  She has also written extensively for television and produced and written many shorts.  She was the first president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver way back in 1989.

Katrina Mugume - Chat Moderator

Katrina Mugume

Katrina Mugume is a Ugandan filmmaker based in between Vancouver Canada and Kampala Uganda. Her works tell the stories of the Intersection between blackness and being African and Woman. As a recent graduate, she is working on her debut documentary “AFANDE”, an intimate look at the life of my father, a revolutionary Ugandan general. Outside of that, she is passionate about fostering a community for women in the film industry as an intern for Women in Film and Television Vancouver and also as a community champion for black women in Vancouver.