What We Do

Women in Film and Television Vancouver offers a variety of professional development opportunities including workshops and mentorships.

WIFTV hosts a monthly networking breakfast where an invited speaker addresses a relevant and timely topic to those working in screen-based media. Attendees are invited to introduce themselves and their projects prior to engaging in a question and answer period. 

We produce the Annual Spotlight Awards Gala to bring together the BC Film community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women in screen-based media.

We produce the Producer’s Workbook, providing a valuable resource to those entering the field of Producing. 

We host a number of Networking Events including our annual Martini Madness celebration that kicks of the Vancouver International Film Festival.

We offer the Artistic Merit Award as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival Awards, given to a film with a significant contribution by a woman, as well as partnering with other local festivals to provide awards for women filmmakers. 

We provide a small bursary for attendance in Women in the Director’s Chair training program. 

We create the Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival whose mission is to:

  • create opportunities for audiences to engage in the work of women filmmakers;
  • create opportunities for women filmmakers to interact with their audiences;
  • create opportunities for the local, national and international filmmaking community, including audiences, industry representatives and media, to focus critically on the accomplishments of women in the filmmaking industry;
  • showcase and celebrate the diversity of women working in screen based media.

We engage in Advocacy through research and dissemination.