WIFTA Newsletter June 4, 2021

WIFT Alberta Presents

Coffee Chat: How To Be A Working Mom in the Screen Industries

Thursday, June 10, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST



Please come and join us for a coffee, let us know what you have going on, and talk about how to be a working mom in the screen industries. 

One of our members reached out to us to ask for advice about working and being a mom at the same time. We thought there may be other people with the same question or people who may have some answers or be able to share what has worked for them. Please come and join us for a coffee and a chat. Space is limited to 15 people.

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Message from the WIFTA Board

National Indigenous History Month & Launching Our Member Directory

June is National Indigenous History Month  and 2021 is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind, and residential school survivors. With the recent news, we mourn with the rest of the country. 

To help commemorate, CBC Gem is streaming twelve documentaries that explore the history of the First Peoples of this land, and introduce us to the activists fighting for a more equitable future.  Click here to watch them.

The new board is excited to launch our new website that includes a Member Directory and we would like you to be a part of it.  If you have not yet renewed or are currently not a member, as part of the renewal or joining process you will be invited to set up your profile.  Memberships run from April 1 to March 31.  If you have already renewed – go into the membership directory, scroll down, and select “Member Login”, enter your email address, and then select “lost your password”.  You will be sent a link to create your new password.

Click here to join

We would like to welcome new members: Mariah Braun, Lisa Jemus, Hannah Karvonen-Parsons, Barb Atamaniuk, Kiki Weise, Travis Whyte, Sarah M, Brenda Sevilla, Susan Cambridge and Michelle Wong.  Thank you to everyone who recently renewed.

WIFTA hires the occasional contractor when we have the resources to do so but for the most part, we are entirely volunteer driven.  We rely on revenue from membership to help run our organization.



Banff World Media Festival 2021

June 14 – July 16 2021



Just because we are not physically together doesn’t mean we can’t make meaningful industry connections. Meet face to face from the comfort of your office or home, listen and ask questions in intimate sessions with showrunners and directors, enjoy a beverage with executives and buyers, or even pitch your project. We make it all possible. These networking opportunities are available exclusively with the MARKETPLACE PASS.

 From June 14-18, BANFF’s new purpose-built online experience brings the Canadian and global media industry together as part of our MARKETPLACE WEEK – to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize all in real time. The renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as our signature Summit Series keynotes and an array of networking, parties and curated events will punctuate this exciting week

We’ve negotiated a discount for our members.  Please use your exclusive WIFT Canada Promo code WIFTBANFF21 to save $300 off on your MARKETPLACE PASS.

For more information, please visit: https://banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca/2021/




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