Programs & Events

Professional Development

WIFT Toronto offers a packed calendar of programs and events, all of which provide opportunities to connect, learn and grow at every stage of your career. Select from the options below to learn more about each program or event, and to see how we can help you shape your success, achieve your goals and celebrate your accomplishments.

 

NOTE: All general information for these programs is current (ex. content, length, criteria). If dates are not updated or not included, this is due to us awaiting funding information so that we can then put the program on our current calendar.

Media Leadership Program

The C-suite awaits you! The Media Leadership Program is a proven and successful 96-hour professional development intensive designed to enhance your strategic leadership skills. The Media Leadership Program is recommended for screen-based professionals with a minimum of ten years of management or entrepreneurial experience in the media industry, with a desire to develop their leadership skills.

Bursary Deadline: :
January 27, 2023

Application Deadline::
February 15, 2023

Business Booster

Geared to participants who are not new to the screen-based industry but might be new to producing and/or building a production company, the WIFT Toronto Business Booster Series is a series of 2 days (4 topics) that will provide practical information and instruction on building a business plan from an entrepreneurial perspective.

February 24 & 25, 2023

Business of Budgeting

The Business of Budgeting workshop is a two-day workshop that imparts beginner-to-intermediate level knowledge into the process of creating a production budget for content in the Canadian market.

Deadline to Register::
November 28, 2022

Course Dates: Dec 3 & Dec 10, 2022

Media Business Essentials Program

While open to all career stages, this program would be most beneficial to those in our Early Career and Emerging cohorts. It is also recommended for professionals looking to upgrade or sharpen existing skills, or change industry streams. The MBE program is open to women, men, and individuals of marginalized genders, WIFT Toronto members and non-members.

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Scripted Digital Series Incubator

The Scripted Digital Series Incubator is comprised of four consecutive days of in-classroom learning led by industry practitioners chosen for their expertise in each subject area.

Coming in June 2023

Intro to Entertainment Law

A 3-day workshop designed to demystify legal issues in media content production. Learn your rights, protect your IP, negotiate the best deal for YOU!

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Pitch Perfect (Advanced)

This program will take a small group of participants (8 max) through a very rigorous master class to be followed by an individual one-on-one intensive with Jan Miller. Workshop participants will take a deeper dive into pitch development.

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Intermediate Production Accounting & Tax Credits

This 3-day workshop provides you with in-depth and practical information on production financing and accounting. You will participate in interactive discussions and exercises covering the methods and procedures used by a media production accounting department.

Coming in June 2023

Ontario Creates IDM Futures Forward program

The Ontario Creates IDM Fund Futures Program is a three-day program that provides potential funding applicants (companies and individuals) with the skills required to fast-track their knowledge acquisition and enhance the competitiveness of their company when applying to the Ontario Create’s Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund Concept Definition and Production programs.

Coming in November 2023

Demystifying Financing with National Bank

Are you nervous about having to deal with the bank to help get your production made? Let the professionals at National Bank's Creative Industries Group help you to feel confident in building that relationship.

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Corus Media Management Accelerator Program

This 56-hour intensive program is designed to provide screen-based media professionals with the skills needed to excel as managers and entrepreneurs.

Coming October 2023

WIFT Indigenous Writers Program

Introducing our newest program - a career accelerator for Indigenous creators. This program will offer networking, industry insights, training and mentorship, all developed to help establish and elevate the careers of Indigenous creators.

Coming in September 2023

Leadership Development Series

This program is geared toward mid-level media professionals as well as those re-entering the work force or looking to transition within the industry into management.

Coming in Nov 2023

Pitch 101 Workshop

This 3-day program will introduce participants to the elements of a successful pitch. Starting with a master class, moving to workshop their concept (using their required synopsis), participants will have the opportunity to “perform” their pitch in front of industry professionals selected to provide feedback on their delivery.

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Mentorships

WIFT Toronto offers a packed calendar of programs and events, all of which provide opportunities to connect, learn and grow at every stage of your career. Select from the options below to learn more about each program or event, and to see how we can help you shape your success, achieve your goals and celebrate your accomplishments.

2023 WIFT Connect

Through WIFT Connect, members of different experience levels will learn from, guide, and support each other through a series of focused one-on-one and group meet-ups over a six-month period. Read our handy FAQ for more details.

Now Open For Applications:
December 14, 2022

Closes:
January 23, 2022

CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship

Are you an emerging Canadian content producer who is passionate about production and development, with a focus on scripted broadcast content? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

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Banff World Media Festival Scholorship

Are you an emerging Canadian content producer who is passionate about production and development, with a focus on scripted broadcast content? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

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Ghost VFX Mentorship

During the Ghost VFX Mentorship, you will expand your knowledge of the VFX production cycle by interacting with key team members (virtually and in person) and learn the best practices within a VFX pipeline as well as experience one-on-one meetings with our in-house producers, VFX Supervisors, VFX Artists, Editors and Coordinators to further foster your existing talents.

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Formosa Group Sound Mentorship

During the Formosa Sound Mentorship, you will expand your knowledge of the Sound Editing and Sound Mix production cycle by interacting with key team members, observing and learning best practices for sound editing workflow and creative sound design, sound mix preparation, sound mixing, and final mix layback & transfers.

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William F. White Mentorship

Are you an emerging female Canadian production manager or producer? Are you open to learning new skills and diving into new experiences? Then the William F. White Production Manager Mentorship is the perfect next step for you!

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Company 3 Post Production Mentorship

To be a stand-out producer, you need to understand every aspect of the production timeline. Take a dive into post production with this exciting mentorship!

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Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship

Ever wondered how talent agencies work? Want to find out more about artist representation and career development? Apply for our Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship!

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Networking Events

WIFT Toronto offers a packed calendar of programs and events, all of which provide opportunities to connect, learn and grow at every stage of your career. Select from the options below to learn more about each program or event, and to see how we can help you shape your success, achieve your goals and celebrate your accomplishments.

Walk & Talk Series

Mix and mingle with other WIFT Toronto members while getting your steps in.

Starting in April 2023

Member Orientation

For new, current, and existing members- Learn how to get the best use of your membership.

Now Open for Registration:
March 1, 2022

Member Orientation

For new, current, and existing members- Learn how to get the best use of your membership.

Registration Opens in March:
April 11, 2022

Now Open for Registration:
February 25, 2022

Opens for Registration in April 2023:
April 25, 2023

Opening for Registration in Feb:
March 27, 2023

Opens for Registration in March 2023:
April 19, 2023

Special Events

WIFT Toronto offers a packed calendar of programs and events, all of which provide opportunities to connect, learn and grow at every stage of your career. Select from the options below to learn more about each program or event, and to see how we can help you shape your success, achieve your goals and celebrate your accomplishments.

WIFT Showcase 2023

Our annual WIFT Toronto Showcase Highlights the creativity, talent, and diversity of our community.

Submissions Open:
December 14, 2022

Submissions Close:
February 3, 2023

2022 WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards

35th WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards Nominations and Luncheon Gala - December 6, 2022 - Tickets Sold Out

Dec 6:
December 6, 2022

2022 WIFT Toronto Reception @ TIFF

WIFT Toronto’s annual reception during the Toronto International Film Festival returns in-person for the first time in three years to celebrate the spirit and creativity of our screen-based community and raises funds to support initiatives of the Foundation for Women in Film & Television - Toronto.

Check Back for September 2023 Dates

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Looking for discounts on our programs & events?

Did you know that if you are a WIFT Toronto member, among many other benefits, you also receive advanced purchase windows and discounts on our programs and select events?