WIFT+ Toronto Announces Slate for Annual Showcase

WIFT+ Toronto Announces Slate for Annual Showcase


Toronto, ON—4月2日, 2024—Women+ in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT+ Toronto)
announces the slate for their 15th Annual WIFT+ Toronto Showcase. 事件, taking place on Wednesday, May 8 at TIFF Lightbox is one of the organization’s tent pole events which seeks to highlight the talent of women and 非二进制 filmmakers in their membership base.

The nine shorts selected to be part of the 2024 WIFT+ Toronto Showcase are:

  • Bad Accountant – Rabiya Mansoor (Producer, Writer)
  • 连心眉 – Nedda Sarshar (Director, Writer)
  • 红光 – Jane MacRae (Editor)
  • 流星 – Atefeh Khademolreza (Director, Producer, Writer)
  • Llamas at the Laundromat – Martha Grant (Animator, Director, Producer, Writer)
  • Rock the Cradle – Asis Sethi (Editor, Director, Writer)
  • Less Than Kosher: The Synagogue Viv Hasn’t Been to in 15 Years – Shaina Silver-Baird (Producer, Writer)
  • 大声 & 在这里 – Josiane Blanc (Director, Writer)
  • The Pleasure is all Mine – Vanessa Camassola Sandre (Director, Producer, Writer)

Each year, WIFT+ Toronto members are invited to submit their latest short projects across all genres. The final lineup is then chosen by a volunteer jury comprised of members who are their industry peers. During this time, the jury also decides on the winners for Best Writer, Best Director, and Best of Showcase. These awards, along with Audience Choice are announced on the evening of the event. Winners of these four accolades receive over $13,000 of cash and in-kind prizes from the 基金会 of WIFT+ Toronto and the event sponsors.

Since its inception in 2010, the Showcase has screened over 100 projects to date. Having featured works from numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmakers such as, Jordan Canning (), Danishka Esterhazy (阿斯特丽德 & Lilly Save the World), Jasmin Mozaffari (鞭炮), and Lisa Rideout (与苏做爱), among others.

“This year’s Showcase feels extra special as we’re also celebrating our 40th anniversary,” said Karen Bruce, Executive Director, WIFT+ Toronto. “I believe that the diversity and creativity in the 2024 slate very much represents the spirit of our four-decade history of educating, 引人入胜的, and empowering the women, 非二进制, and other gender diverse people in this industry of yesterday, 今天, 和明天.”

Showcase tickets for members go on sale 今天, 4月2日, and open for the public the following week, 4月9日.

The WIFT+ Toronto Showcase is supported by the following collaborators: presenting sponsor, TIFF; supporting sponsor, DGC Ontario; event partner, Company 3; and event supporters, 加拿大广播公司, the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多, Grande Camera, 杰米Gaetz, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and Mongrel Media.

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ABOUT WIFT+ TORONTO
Women+ in Film and Television – Toronto (WIFT+ Toronto) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization made up of passionate individuals who are dedicated to the education, 订婚, and empowerment of all individuals at every stage of their careers in the screen-based media industry. It is WIFT+ Toronto’s mission to build and advance the careers of their members by providing professional development, 同伴支持, and mentorship in collaboration with industry partners.

For more information, please contact:

思米Khosa却
Communications & Social Media Coordinator
WIFT+ Toronto
647-895-3351
communications@honestyfirstvotessecond.net

思米Khosa却