Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination! 


Do you know a  remarkable woman, working in the screen industry?Nominate her to be honoured with a Wave Award during the 2019 Women Making Waves conference on March 9, 2019.

Who should be nominated for a WAVE Award:


The goal of the WAVE Awards is to acknowledge a remarkable individual who identifies as a woman working in film, television, or screen-based media for their:


  • Contributions

  • Accomplishments

  • Emerging Talent

  • Vision & Leadership

  • Dedication

  • Outstanding behind-the-scenes support

 While there are no specific categories for the WAVE Awards, we welcome you to nominate a female identifying professional, who you believe to be remarkable and deserving of recognition.  


The Wave Awards will be presented on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Women Making Waves Conference.












Nomination Steps:  


The WAVE Awards are open to any individual who identifies as a woman,  working in film, television, or screen-based media in any Atlantic province.

While the awards are intended to recognize the accomplishments of  those who identify as women, men and women are  encouraged to submit nominations. We do not limit the number of submissions by any one person. 
To submit a nomination, please include:
1. A nomination pitch write-up (800 words max.). This document should convincingly detail why your nominee(s) should be recognized by WIFT-AT. You may want to consider mentioning any volunteer work, awards, achievements, and accomplishments you feel the  person should be recognized for. 
2. A résumé and/or filmography of the nominee(s).
3. Contact information for both yourself and the nominee(s).
4. One letter of recommendation is required, an additional letter of support is optional, but please submit no more than two letters of support per nomination.
Deadline: All nominations must be emailed to by January 25, 2019 at midnight, AST.


Women Making Waves Conference:
All WAVE Award recipients will be honoured during the Women Making Waves Conference (WMW) on  March 9, 2019.
WMW offers networking events, screenings, panels, and workshops tailored to established industry experts as well as emerging creative talent and interested students.

All nominations are kept confidential. Only the award recipients will be announced at the 2019 Women Making Waves Conference. If you have previously submitted a nomination that was not selected, please consider resubmitting. There is a new selection committee each year.


Questions about the nomination process? 

Erin Christie

Communications Coordinator




Dana Publicover,

Women Making Waves Conference Chair

Download and print nomination guidelines HERE


2019 WAVE Award Recipients: Teresa MacInnes Juanita Peters and Ruth Lawrence with presenter, Tamara Podemski.                                                                                  Photo By Claire Fraser                                                 

2018 WAVE Award Recipients: Janet Hawkwood, Rachel Bower, and Terry Greenlaw.                          Photo By Claire Fraser                                                 

Interviews with Wave Award Recipients

Three past recipients are profiled in these short videos



  • 2019 Juanita Peters, Teresa MacInnes, and Ruth Lawrence

  • 2018 Janet Hawkwood, Rachel Bower, and Terry Greenlaw

  • 2017 Ann Bernier, Christine McLean, Donna Davies

  • 2016 Lara Cassidy, Annette Clarke, and Dominique Gusset

  • 2015 Catherine Martin, Renee Laprise and Marlene Cahill

  • 2014 Barbara Doran, Noreen Golfman and Linda Wood

  • 2013 Lisa Rose Snow, Angie Kokic, and Louise Lalonde

  • 2012 Jennice Ripley, Sylvia Hamilton, and Jan Miller

  • 2011 Jean Smith, Ann Verrall, Cheryl Wagner, and Cat LeBlanc

What they're saying:


"To be honoured by Women in Film and Television was an absolute delight for me  because women understand just how difficult it is to survive in the world of film making. The landscape is shifting around us at an extraordinary rate and we have to find more ingenious ways to get our work onto the screen. We are still sadly under-represented in the film and television industry and our efforts to correct that imbalance are crucial to our own survival and that of future generations of women film makers."

                                                                                            - Barbara Doran, 2014 WAVE Award Recipient


"The WIFT-AT WAVE Awards celebrate the smart, strong and talented women working in Atlantic Canada's audiovisual industry. The list of winners is a remarkable group of accomplished women and I was truly honoured to be recognized among these names."

                                                                                              - Linda Wood, 2014 WAVE Award Recipient



"Receiving the WAVE Award was both a humbling and an exhilarating experience. One works at making a contribution to the film industry out of passion and love, and so winning an award for doing something one chooses is especially satisfying. And in this arts-thriving region receiving the WAVE joins me to the impressive list of amazing women who have come before me. I am so grateful and proud to have received it, and hope a whole new generation of women continue to make waves in our special part of the country."


                                                                                                    - Noreen Golfman, 2014 WAVE Award Recipient