Our programs are open to women and men, members and non-members. From one-evening networking events to multi-day intensives, our programs offer professional development opportunities for people at every stage of a career in screen-based media.

Intensives

Development Incubator: This intensive 4-day incubator examines multiple aspects of feature film development—from writing, to financing, to marketing and distribution—through a series of small group sessions and one-on-one consultations with creative and business experts. Teams receive coaching and feedback instrumental to advancing their market-driven feature film projects to the next level.

Digital Media Bootcamp: This four-day incubator program is tailored for moving projects from development to production, and includes a master class on accessing funding for digital media projects. Through formal instruction, case studies, and panels, participants learn how to create and monetize truly rich and substantial transmedia properties.

Media Business Essentials: Made up of five modules, with each module taking three full days, for a total of 15 days of coursework. Modules can be taken individually, and participants who complete all five modules receive a certificate from Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology.

Media Leadership Program: Offered every other year, this program is designed for screen-based executives and entrepreneurs with 8+ years of experience. It offers a unique, intense exposure to exceptional thinking and research on media industry management with practical applications from high level executives. Schulich School of Business is ranked one of the best in the world (The EconomistForbesTime Warner) and course participants will receive a Schulich School of Business Certificate.

Corus Media Management Accelerator: The Corus Media Management Accelerator (CMMA) is an intensive 56-hour program designed to provide screen-based professionals who aspire to be strong and effective managers with the skills they need to set themselves apart in today’s highly competitive and global industry.

Panel Discussions & Networking

WIFT-T Industry Sessions: Offered four times a year, this after-work presentation and networking series provides screen-based media professionals with relevant and insightful career development strategies and tools.

WIFT-T Network: This networking series includes three mixers and our popular Reception @ TIFF. At each mixer, a small panel of remarkable women in the industry will do a short Q&A, followed by a chance for members to network more informally.

Executive Breakfast Series: This popular program returns in 2015, with 3 free, exclusive sessions for members in our Experienced and Established cohorts. These sessions are by invitation only.

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. New members will receive an invitation to attend shortly after they join.

Our mentorships, internships and scholarships are open to women who are WIFT-T members.

Mentorships, Internships & Scholarships

Banff World Media Scholarship: Provides one female WIFT-T member with mid-to-senior management experience with a full delegate pass to attend the Banff World Media Festival.

CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship: Provides one emerging Canadian female broadcasting professional with the opportunity to experience a unique look at CBC Television from “behind the screen”, through a comprehensive week-long workshop. Also includes a WIFT-T programming pass.

Deluxe Producer Internship: This three-week onsite mentorship provides one entry-level Canadian female producer with hands-on post-production training at Deluxe’s world-class post-production facility in downtown Toronto.

DGC Ontario Director Mentorship: The DGC Ontario Director Mentorship provides one emerging Canadian female director a two-phase training opportunity. The first focuses on business training leading up to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), including one-on-one meetings with experienced industry advisors. The second phase is a creative mentorship taking place post-TIFF.

Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship: A unique opportunity for one Canadian producer to gain experience in the games and interactive industry. The one-week mentorship onsite at the Ubisoft Toronto studio will provide the mentee with access to game producers at all levels, along with an understanding of the entire cycle of game production as it relates to Ubisoft.

William F. White Production Manager Mentorship: Provides one emerging Canadian female production manager with hands-on training, and career mentorship with an experienced female production manager over 10 days. Hands-on learning about production equipment for digital projects, television and film equipment planning, resource management, and budget planning is included, along with a WIFT-T programming pass.