Members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits, including discounts, exclusive access to special events, members-only programming and mentorships, a profile in our Member Directory, and much more.
While many WIFT-T programs are open to anyone, men and women, members and non-members, throughout the year we offer many member-exclusive events free of charge, including:
WIFT-T Industry Sessions: Offered once in 2016, this series includes panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including creative, networking and funding, free for our members.
WIFT-T Network: Free exclusive events where members can meet other industry professionals and make new connections. The final event includes the option for members to bring a guest.
Executive Breakfast Series: This invite-only series addresses topics of interest to our EXPERIENCED and ESTABLISHED cohort, from leadership and making the transition to the C-Suite, to retirement planning. Free and exclusive to our members.
New Member Breakfasts: A mini-orientation session for new members, these breakfasts are offered four times a year. Meet other new members and key staff members from WIFT-T. Get an overview of upcoming events and programming and learn how to get the most from your membership.
Reception@TIFF: It’s THE party of of the Festival, and our members get exclusive access to tickets. Member tickets are free, and each member has the chance to purchase one additional ticket for a guest. One of our most popular events, this party fills up fast so make sure your membership is in good standing before the tickets go on sale in August each year.
WIFT-T Showcase: Our annual Showcase features creative works by our members, selected by our members. The Showcase is quickly becoming one of our most popular events. With significant prizes for winners and a hopping networking party after the show, it’s a great way to launch a new work.
Our mentorships and internships are internships are designed to give the recipient an immersive experience with a key player in the industry. Recipients are chosen through a competitive process – and only members are eligible to apply. Browse our current programs.
WIFT-T members get a 25% discount on all WIFT-T professional development programming. In addition, our membership team seeks discounts for our members with a wide range of partners, from equipment rentals to travel, industry conferences to IT services. Discounts are announced in our newsletters, and posted on our Member-Only webpages.
WIFT-T volunteer opportunities offer members a chance to meet and work with some of the most exceptional people in the industry – including members of our Board of Directors, our faculty and facilitators, and of course, other members. Many WIFT-T volunteer opportunities are offered exclusively to members. Opportunities include organizing the WIFT-T Showcase, sitting on committees, serving on our Board of Directors and a variety of special events, including screenings and parties.
Questions about membership?
416.322.3430 ext. 226