Become A Member

Member Benefits

Discounts & Member Rates

  • Save money with concession rates and gain advanced access to all GEMFest tickets
  • Member pricing on the Producer’s Workbook 5 - hard copy and online ebook.
  • Discounts with partner organization events such as Banff World Media Festival and Whistler Film Festival
  • Member rates on other WIFTI chapter events around the world

Opportunity & Community

  • Members are eligible to apply for all GEMS mentorship programs
  • Access to Jobs - list your profile in our online member directory and get seen by folks hiring in the industry
  • Advertise your projects for free in the members news section of our newsletter
  • Stay up to day with job opportunities, industry news and events through our member-only newsletter, delivered to your inbox bi-weekly.
  • Exclusive access to the members-only section of our website

Membership Categories


Anybody who is equity-deserving on the basis of gender is welcome to become a voting member of GEMS.

This includes, but is not limited to, trans, non-binary, Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer people, and cis women.


Cis men who wish to support GEMS are welcome to become non-voting members.

We recognise that the English language as a colonial language does not capture the breadth and scope of all gender identities. We encourage folks to use their best judgement when deciding which membership to choose. We also recognise that not everybody who is equity-deserving on the basis of gender will feel comfortable being voting members of an organisation with 'women' in the name. We are in the process of a name change to address this.

Membership Fee

We offer our membership fees on a sliding scale basis.

Do you live in a geographically distant location? Do you have a unique financial need? We have discounted memberships to help you take part. Join our community wherever you are, however you can!

Standard Membership Student / Early Career (under 5 years of experience)
Membership Plus* $124 -
Standard Rate $99 $50
Geographically Distant** $50 $25
Individuals With Disabilities $50 $25
Seniors (65+) $50 $25
Economic Hardship $25 $15

*Membership Plus includes a $25 donation to GEMS to help us provide discounted memberships to those who need them. All Plus members will be thanked on the GEMS website and in the GEMFest program, unless they opt out.

**The Geographically Distant discount is for individuals living outside the BC Lower Mainland/Metro Vancouver.

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