Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member driven not-for-profit society. Our main objectives are: to further the artistic and professional development of women in the Canadian screen-based media community; and to recognize and promote the artistic and professional contributions of women in the Canadian screen-based media community and in the community at large.
WIFTV is one of the 35 world-wide chapters of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI): http://www.wiftichapters.org.
Responding to the limited opportunities for women in leadership positions in the film and television industry, WIFTV was formed in 1989 by a group of professional women working in the industry.
WIFTV’s first major endeavour was the Producer’s Workshop series: a three-year educational program aimed at increasing access to information about funding to increase the number of indigenous productions being created by women. This launched the careers of many of Vancouver’s female media creatives: producers, directors and industry managers and initiated the creation of the Producer’s Workbook. In 2010, we published the fourth edition of the Producer’s Workbook, which is now used as a curriculum resource at the Vancouver Film School.
Visit the website: www.womeninfilm.ca