CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1KWAVE ATLANTIC | An Awesome Initiative and Challenge brought to you by WIFT-A

Are you ready to make a fearless feature film?

Women in Film and Television Atlantic and pUNK Films present


Open to Female Filmmakers in the Atlantic Provinces

This is a call for Brave and Bold Features from Atlantic Canada

5 features in 5 months Written and Directed by Women

“Coming out of the inspiring Women Making Waves weekend, the message has been clear, we need to create more opportunities for women to write and direct. Despite the struggling industry, there is an amazing community of industry support in Atlantic Canada. 1KWAVE ATLANTIC is a call to action to just do it!” Sarah MacLeod, Chair, WIFT-AT.


March 20th on (or before 12 midnight).

Writer/Director Applicant must be a woman.

Projects can be ANY genre: Narrative. Documentary. Experimental. Hybrid.


Cover Letter -- Anything you want us to know about you and why you want to make this film.

1-3 Page Outline (minimally) or Script (if you have one) -- This is the Creative Document to prove you have an IDEA.

NOTE: These have to be feature films with a final running time of at least 75 min.

A $1000 Budget -- This is the Money Document to prove you can DO IT.

NOTE: Final Project delivery must be Blu-Ray. Your Project can have DEFERRALS (CAPPED at $2000).

You can secure Donation but No Additional Cash (beyond the $1000).

Team Bios -- Let us know who you are.

NOTE: Writer and Director must be a woman.


Submit via email to:


MARCH 20th - Submission Deadline.

MARCH 30th - Final Decisions.

Selected filmmakers will sign an agreement agreeing to the timeline and budget limits.

Filmmakers will have final cut and own their films.

APRIL - Writing and Pre-Production.

NOTE: Mentor sessions available via Skype.

Mentors: Ingrid Veninger, pUNK films inc.

Kimberlee McTaggart,

More Mentors To Be Announced

MAY - Production. 4 week window to shoot.

NOTE: Want to edit while you shoot? Go for it.

JUNE - Picture edit and Preliminary Sound.

JUNE 30th - Submit Picture Locked Films to Fall Festivals.

JULY - Color Grade and Sound Mix. *

AUGUST - Contingency time. Re-charge. Prep Promotional Materials.

Mentor Marketing: Jan Miller.

SEPTEMBER - Screen & Celebrate the 1KWAVE ATLANTIC feature films.


Any questions, please email us:

Step up. Dive in. Say YES and Make it Happen.

* “We are thrilled to announce that Brian Power and The Hideout Studios are on board as our first in-kind Sponsor, generously donating a sound mix for each of the films.

Kimberlee McTaggart, WIFT-AT

"I truly believe in Atlantic Canada and the vision of its female filmmakers. I am happy to

contribute $1000 to the WIFT-AT & pUNK FILMS 1KWAVEATLANTC Challenge. Shoot Good

Film!Warren P. Sonoda, Filmmaker

"I executive produced five features for $5000 in Toronto’s 1KWAVE and the results were inspiring. All filmmakers had the same deadlines and the same $1000 cash budget restrictions. They felt accountable to each other, not only to deliver but to be brave, inventive, and unconventional. Gather people you trust and respect, be resourceful and plunge! As filmmakers we need to be making movies. So let's do it. No excuses." Ingrid Veninger

For a PDF of these details, click here!

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