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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Posted on: Monday, August 10th, 2015



Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC)

Director Deadline: July 31, 2015

Actor Deadline: September 30, 2015

Specially designed for mid career Canadian women screen directors to exercise their leadership muscles, working with ACTRA actors, industry professionals and executives, while developing screen fiction projects they plan to direct, the WIDC program has achieved an award-winning track record with over 200 director alumnae across Canada.

Applications are available online at For more information

Carol Whiteman

President & CEO, CWWA • Producer, WIDC

WIDC Mobile: 1.778.809.0747 • @WIDC_ca • @CarolWhiteman

Posted on: Monday, July 6th, 2015

WIFTA Board Meets with Luke Azavedo

WIFTA meeting with Luke Azavedo in Calgary on June 23, 2015. Pictured left to right: Suza Singh – WIFTA Treasurer, Patricia Meilleur – WIFTA President, Luke Azevedo Commissioner – Film, Television & Creative Industries, Liisa Craig – Calgary Econimic Development Logistics Coordinator, Rayna McKay – WIFTA Board Member and Geoffrey Boddy – WIFTA Board Member.


Posted on: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015




HELLO WIFTA Supporters:

Banff World Media Festival is just around the corner. Members and Friends of WIFTA are entitled to a discounted rate. Check out this link for a great savings.

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If you haven’t renewed your WIFTA Membership, make sure you do it today. Go to:

Have a great summer!

Susan Feddema-Leonard, WIFTA Vice President —

Women in Film & Television Alberta – WIFTA
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