Wednesday, July 29, 2009
“I’ve walked away from this experience empowered with new insight into the industry and how it operates, pitching and marketing techniques, and contacts with some of the most exceptionally remarkable people that I’ve had the great fortune to meet.”
– Bobie Taffe, 2009 Astral Media Mentorship Recipient. Read more.
Congratulations to the 2011 Astral Media Mentorship Recipient
WIFT-T is pleased to congratulate Norma Mendoza, winner of the 2011 Astral Media Mentorship! Norma will spend one week meeting with Astral Media executives and working with industry experts in preparation for the 2011 Banff World Media Festival.
The Astral Media Mentorship is a national competitive program that gives one Canadian producer (male or female) who is a visible minority, Aboriginal, or an individual with a disability, the opportunity to develop their marketing strategy and hone their pitch and presentation skills for the 2011 Banff World Media Festival.
The winner receives a festival bursary (see Benefits) and a five-day pre-festival mentorship, including three intensive workshops with industry consultants and meetings with Astral Media executives. The 2011 Astral Media Mentorship takes place May 30 – June 3. The festival runs June 12 – 15.
- Five days of pre-festival coaching with top industry executives in Toronto
- Complimentary festival registration
- Round-trip airfare
- On-site mentoring at the festival
- Guidance for post-festival follow-up
- Accommodation in Toronto for up to four days (three nights; excludes local residents) and accommodation in Banff for up to four days (three nights)
- Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
- Visible minority*, Aboriginal, or an individual with a disability
*visible minority is defined as: Black/African/Caribbean, South Asian, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern/West Asian and Latin American
- Independent producer (male or female)
- WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application)
- Up to two production credits (drama or children’s programming)
- Minimum three years’ professional experience in the television industry
- First time attending the Banff World Television Festival as a producer
- Able to participate in mentorship sessions in Banff and Toronto
- Able to provide a final report within two weeks of the mentorship completion