WHAT IF MY QUESTION ISN'T ANSWERED?
If you have any questions about your membership that aren't covered on this page, please send a note to email@example.com or call 416-322-3430 ext. 226. Please note that as we continue to work from home, you may get a speedier reply via email
DOES WIFT TORONTO SHARE MEMBER NEWS?
YES! We love to celebrate our members’ accomplishments by featuring them in our bimonthly e-newsletter and via our social media channels! If you have industry-related news (awards, grants, upcoming screenings, etc.) you want to share with us, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with any relevant copy, images, and links. Please also let us know if you are a WIFT Toronto program alumnus.
If you have questions about your membership that aren't covered on this page, please contact email@example.com
Yes! We are often in need of volunteers for various events and programming. This can range from helping us with registration at an event, to helping us edit our event trailers. Fill in the Volunteer Application HERE and thank you for your interest!
MEMBERSHIP & PAYMENT
WIFT Toronto is dedicated to creating a community that is equitable, inclusive and accessible. Membership is available to everyone, regardless of gender expression.
Members of ACTRA Toronto, CAFTCAD, CMPA, DGC Ontario, IATSE locals, LIFT (Liaison for Independent Filmmakers of Toronto), Raindance Toronto, and the Writers’ Guild of Canada (WGC), along with employees of the following companies are eligible for a special corporate discount on membership fees:
Armstrong Acting Studios, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment, Entertainment One, Hollywood Suite, Meridian, NABET, National Bank, Reel One Entertainment, Rogers, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Spin Master, TIFF, Wildbrain, and more!
If you would like your organization or company to become a part of our corporate discount program, then we are here for that too!
Depending on the number of members joining you could be eligible for a 15-25% discount on membership.
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although your membership has expired, you will have the ability to sign into your account profile and chose to renew your membership within 1 year of your expiry. For the first month after expiry, you will have access to discounted renewal rates.
- Log in to your profile.
- Under "About", please select "Renew or Update Membership"
- Select the "Renewing Members" level you would like to purchase.
- Enter any relevant promotional code. This could be the renewal code sent to you in your renewal email, or a corporate discount code.*
PLEASE NOTE: if you choose a "New Membership", the renewal discount will not be applied
After one full calendar year of being an expired member, your account with WIFT Toronto will be deleted. If you wish to join WIFT Toronto after one year of being expired, you must register as a new member and pay the regular amount, though you are still able to use any Corporate Discount codes that may apply to you.
*Corporate discounts are set up with a number of organizations and companies. If you would like to know if you qualify for a corporate discount please contact email@example.com.
When you renew and pay online, your next renewal date is automatically calculated based on when you would have expired – you won’t lose any time on your membership.
Memberships are not set up for automatic billing/renewals. Upon membership expiry, members must renew themselves.
Please note that we are in the process of setting up automatic billing and this feature will be available in early 2023.
To be eligible for a subsidy, you must identify as a woman, female, trans, genderqueer or nonbinary media professional. Preference will be given to members of the BIPOC and LGBTAIQS+ communities, as well as individuals living with a disability, financial barriers, or those from any other equity-seeking community.
All membership expiry dates will now be on the last day of your renewal month. As an example, if you joined on January 1 of 2023, your expiry date will be January 31 of 2024.
REGISTERING FOR PROGRAMS & EVENTS
We will set payment options for programs and events on a case-by-case basis. We know that for some of our courses, the ability to pay by company or personal cheque is important.
If you do not see the option to pay offline for a program or course. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not see the option to pay offline on an event, contact email@example.com
Yes, all members receive 1 free ticket to our Reception@TIFF. Members may purchase an additional ticket to bring a guest (based on availability). Please note that members are only eligible for 1 free ticket per Membership Cycle.
MEMBER PROFILE & PRIVACY SETTINGS
You can update your payment, membership, contact information and password by editing your online Member Profile. You will have access to your profile information and renewal options up to one year after your expiry.
By default, your Member Profile is set to appear in our Member Directory and allows others to message you through your WIFT Toronto account email. Your address, email, and phone number are currently hidden. You can adjust these settings under Privacy Settings. You can also add a “public directory email,” if you wish, replacing your account email for messaging.
Your account information is not visible in the Member Directory. If you would like information such as company, position, website or social links to be visible on your profile, please enter the information under “Member Directory Profile,” “Profile Gallery,” ‘Profile Description,” and “Social Links”. For example, if you would like to make your company name and position visible on the main Member Directory Page, please enter it under “Enter a short description here”. Once added, it will appear publicly.
When you click “Search by Label,” you will see a list of labels you can use to search the directory. Members can view labels under individual profile cards and can also search the directory using labels (for ex. “Seeking Mentorship”). You can also search by position or area.
Once logged in, click the “Profile” button between “About” and “Sign Out” buttons. If your profile is set to be visible in the directory, scroll down to find the “Directory Profile Labels” section. Here you can choose which labels will display in your member directory profile. Please note labels are not required.
To send a direct message to another member, under the “Contact” tab of their profile, click “Send a Message,” and a message box will appear . The member’s personal email address will not appear, however, the message you send will go directly to them. Any replies from this member will go directly to your personal email. PLEASE NOTE: Messages between members are not sent through WIFT Toronto’s domain. Instead, it is sent through relay @mail.sourcefound.com. If you do not see this in your email’s main inbox, please check your email’s junk folder. If found there, please label this address as a “safe sender,” and future messages from the Directory will go straight to your inbox. We especially recommend members with a work email attached to their account do this step.
For users on Microsoft Outlook, once you have located the address you want to make a safe sender (whether in your junk folder or inbox), right click the email message. Near the bottom of the drop down menu, you will see “Junk”. After clicking “Junk”, click “Never block sender”. If you are using gmail.com, you would click “not spam” at this stage. By doing this, all future messages from this email will be sent directly to your inbox.
No, this is not an appropriate use of the messaging feature. Please only reach out for networking-based purposes.