Thank you to everyone who joined us for the annual WIFT-T Reception@TIFF event on Tuesday, September 15!
Thanks to you and your generous bids at the silent auction and the Porter Airlines draw, the Foundation for WIFT-T raised a record $8000. The funds will go directly towards WIFT-T programming and bursaries that help women connect, learn and advance.
We would like to extend a huge thank you once again to our hospitality partners who provided delicious catering and beverage; as well as to our 2015 Reception@TIFF partners, CBC, MAC, Super Channel, and Pinewood Studios Toronto.
(video credit: Alejandro Collados-Nunez)
Thank you for helping us celebrate the achievements of women in film and television during TIFF!
WIFT-T also announced a new partnership with BravoFACT, which will award a total of $70,000 for first and second place winners of a female-led short film pitch contest in 2016!
The pitch competition was announced during BravoFACT’s annual brunch celebrating the Toronto International Film Festival Short Cuts Programme. The BravoFACT WIFT-T pitch contest welcomes interested WIFT-T members to submit their short film pitch for a chance to win a $40,000 first place award, and a $30,000 second place award. The contest opens on October 1, 2015. For more info, please click here.
(Vice President of Tiffany, Canada Wendy Eagan, producer Susan Cartsonis, filmmakers Patricia Rozema and Catherine Hardwicke and Executive Director of Women in Film Toronto, Heather Webb. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
WIFT-T was also present at the Tiffany & Co. and WIF-LA panel on “Women in entertainment: where we are today and what the future holds,” which featured panelists: directors Catherine Hardwicke and Patricia Rozema and producer and WIF-LA board member Susan Cartsonis. The panel was moderated by Heather Webb, WIFT-T, executive director.
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