The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is now accepting proposals from female-identified applicants in Atlantic Canada for our annual Incubator Project. This year’s focus is helping women kickstart their first scripted web series.

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!


Launched in 2014, the Incubator Project focuses on storytelling and connects creators with the expertise to help develop, focus and network their projects.

Open to women (self-identified) living in Atlantic Canada, selected participants receive full travel and accommodation support to join us at SJIWFF29 in St. John's this October, as well as full access to our Forum training and Festival events, one-on-one project consultations with industry experts to further refine their project, access to pitch at Face 2 Face, a $1000 equipment gear rental certificate from Sim International and more! 



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Claire Blanchet, Participant
“The chance to participate was an enormous vote of confidence from this incredible community. I advanced my game a lot from the application, from my preparation to attend through to the amazing exchanges with our insightful group and the brilliant workshops.”

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Heather MacAulay, Participant
“Over the years I've attended other film festivals and many conferences and industry events for other industry sectors. None were as enjoyable and as productive as the SJIWFF/IIP experience. The incubator project is a great model for accelerating the participation of women in this industry.”


Annie McEwen, Participant
“My IIP experience was unlike anything I'd ever participated in before. My background is mostly audio work and it was so inspiring and eye-opening to meet people who are involved in the film and multimedia industries in Canada. Listening to how a filmmaker goes about crafting a narrative with visual elements has been so informative to my own understanding of storyline and structure.”


Heather Rumancik, Participant
“I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the first SJIWFF Interactive Incubator Project. I was able to make connections to people and resources in the St. John's community, and across Canada. I enjoyed working in a group of 5 people from a variety of backgrounds, not limited to film.”

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Patricia Bergeron, Producer (Leitmotiv, RVCQ)
“The Interactive Incubator project is a great initiative for projects to be shared, discussed, brainstormed, renewed and put on another level. The participants were ready  and very generous about the ideas.”