Posted on: Sunday, October 4th, 2015

STORYHIVE just launched its latest edition

STORYHIVE, a community powered funding platform through TELUS, has grants and distribution opportunities for local filmmakers in Western Canada.

STORYHIVE just launched its latest edition – and this time they’re looking for digital short ideas. Apply for your chance at winning one of 30 X $10,000 grants (15 in each province) to deliver a digital short, plus receive distribution on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand. Projects are being accepted until 12 pm (noon), October 11, 2015 so now is the time to put your best short film idea forward.

The action unfolds on as the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution.

Later finalists move on with their finished videos to Stage 2 of the competition where one lucky team in each province will win one of two Top Awards – consisting of customized career training and mentorship programs, a scholarship to the Banff World Media Festival, and distribution on select TELUS platforms.

For more information visit:

Watch our teaser for the Digital Shorts Edition

Apply now!



Posted on: Friday, September 18th, 2015

Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival


Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016,

March 8-13, 2016) and the International Screenplay Competition end October 15th, 2015. This six-day festival celebrates and promotes women working in screen-based media.

It accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2013 are eligible.

As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events. It also hosts an International Screenplay Competition.
In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artist fees and all films are entered to win cash awards.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Laura Vinson is nominated for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year.



WIFTA Board of Director Laura Vinson, along with her band, Free Spirit, is nominated for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year. Her album, Warrior, is up against folk legend Buffy Sainte Marie’s Polaris-shortlisted Power In The Blood, as well as artists from as far away as Iqaluit and Thunder Bay, Ont. Some of the songs on the “Warrior” album were composed for People & Peaks Productions‘ original musical scores, for the Canadian Rockies Series. The WIFTA Board of Directors are proud of Laura and her accomplishments. Read about the story at

Posted on: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

WIFTI Short Film Showcase (“Short-Case”)


To submit your film, click here (

11th Annual Showcase – March 8, 2016

Click here to complete the Submission Form

Contact us:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact WIFTI Short-Case Producers:

Carol Bidault de l’Isle / Sheri Leigh Myers

Legal: Joanne Cassidy

About the Short-Case:

WIFTI Short Film Showcase (“Short-Case”)  is a powerful demonstration of our members’ creativity, vision, and artistry. Founded in 2004, the Showcase presents selected films from WIFTI Chapters around the world; some of the recent Showcase short films have been nominated for Academy Awards received distribution deals and garnered other recognition globally.  WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women. The Short-Case is for WIFTI Chapter Members only – please do not submit if you or your producer are NOT a member of a WIFTI Chapter.

Selection Process:

– Films will be evaluated in their entirety by film professionals;

– WIFTI Producers & WIFTI Selection Committee will determine Final Selection and select a film(s) from each participating WIFTI Chapter in good standing.

Award Winners Announced:

Final Show-Case will be judged by a Jury of professionals in the industry, including the WIFTI Producers. The selection process will involve an evaluation of all films in their entirety, using an evaluation form. The final award winner will include: Best of Narration, Best of Animation and Best of Documentary.


September 1, 2015:           Early Submission

October 15, 2015:    Deadline for all Entries

January 8 2016:      Finalists Announced

February 8 2016:     Award Winners Announced (Best of Narration, Best of Animation and Best of Documentary)

March 8 2016:         WIFTI Short-Case in celebration of International Women’s Day

Submission fees:

There is NO FEE for submitting films either by chapter or by members. It is a benefit of your membership.


Yes, we have CASH prizes of $750 for each Best of Narration, Best of Animation and Best of Documentary that will be awarded by the Jury. These prizes will be awarded to the director of the Shorts.

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