Profile: Karen Lam, Horror Filmmaker & From Our Dark Side Contest Mentor

Karen.Hycroft_dark.08Karen Lam has worked full-time in the film and television industry since 2000. Starting her career as a producer and entertainment lawyer, Karen has produced four feature films, eight short films and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director, The Cabinet won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written nine feature film screenplays, and directed eight short films, a music video, and two feature films, Stained (2010) and Evangeline (2013). She is currently in production on her first web series, commissioned by Telus Optik TV.

Women in Film + Television Vancouver board member Sharon McGowan spoke with Karen about the importance of genre filmmaking from a female POV. Continue reading

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FROM OUR DARK SIDE contest seeks the best in Canadian female-driven Genre Film ideas

DarkSide-website_0000_headerMutants, fairies, aliens, werewolves, ghosts, psychopaths…oh my! Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV), with the support of Super Channel, Telefilm Canada and Creative B.C., presents a national English-language contest seeking the best in Canadian female-driven Genre Film ideas.

Female writers are invited to submit their 3-5 page outlines by January 15, 2015 for a chance to win a mentorship package designed to help them get their projects to the screen.

Genre films can include thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror – or an imaginative combination of these. Continue reading

Q & A with screenwriter and former VIWIFF programmer Roslyn Muir

RoslynRoslyn Muir is a Praxis-award winning screenwriter, novelist, story editor and instructor, with a recently produced feature, The Birdwatcher, and two produced MOWs, Anatomy of Deception and Reluctant Witness, and a third in pre-production. She has a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is a member of the WGC and Women in Film + Television Vancouver. In fact, Roslyn was the festival programmer for four years.

We speak with Roslyn about her upcoming feature The Birdwatcher and her work as a writer. Continue reading

Fashion flared at WIFTV’s Moulin Madness party

The WIFTV Moulin Madness Organizers - Wendy D Photography

The WIFTV Moulin Madness Organizers – Wendy D Photography

Fashion flared last night at Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s latest edition of Martini Madness- officially launching the Vancouver Film Festival’s industry conference with utter magnificence. The Vancouver Fan Club became Moulin Rouge for the night, and I’m sure they will be finding feathers and sparkles in random crevices for many years to come. Continue reading