95 years ago, she drove dogsleds, pioneered the nude scene and insisted in the human treatment of her animals’ co-stars. She lost everything but heart. And then she vanished . . . Continue reading
Being a writer can be a solitary experience. Developing story takes time, patience, and a focus that demands persistence, and a dedication to craft. This year’s official selection list has those qualities in spades.
With submissions received from Canada, the United States, Australia and Hong Kong, the competition was exceptional. Getting on this list is a major accomplishment. Our jury for this year’s event are all experienced in script breakdowns and understand the art of the craft extremely well. They read blind, with only Competition Coordinator and Creator Michelle Muldoon knowing who wrote what (and Michelle did not have a vote in the results). Continue reading
Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is delighted to announce the lineup for the 11th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, #VIWIFF2016, March 8th – 13th at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre.
Two local features, Siobhan Devine’s The Birdwatcher and Melanie Jones’ FSM, will have their hometown premieres.
The Birdwatcher stars Camille Sullivan as a single mother diagnosed with cancer, who embarks on a journey to re-connect with her estranged birth mother, played by Gabrielle Rose. Continue reading
Adam Brooks began his career as a figurative oil painter, exhibiting at The Winnipeg Art Gallery before founding the filmmaking collective Astron-6 in 2007 with four other filmmakers, Jeremy Gillespie, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney and Steven Kostanski. Astron-6 produced a collection of short films before breaking into feature films with the sci-fi/horror-comedy Manborg in 2011, followed by the grindhouse/revenge satire Father’s Day. His most recent film The Editor, an absurdist take on the giallo genre, premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival before touring the world and winning a handful of awards along the way.
But what is Astron-6? Continue reading
If you crave to discuss your genre film with a top-notch writer, now’s the chance. Showrunner and writer Dennis Heaton (Motive, Call Me Fitz, Fido) has confirmed he’ll join the #FromOurDarkSide mentor pool again in Season 2. Heaton mentored 2015 recipient Kate Lingley on the first draft of her screenplay In The Same Vein. Continue reading
Sara Snow is a Gemini and Leo award-winning writer who has worked on drama, comedy, youth, and sci-fi series. She has story-edited features and short films including work by Karen Lam and Sharon Lewis and is currently developing a dystopian sci-fi series with award-winning graphic novelist David Robertson.
Sara worked with 2015 From Our Dark Side recipient Shereen Jerrett and is joining the mentor pool again for Season 2. Continue reading
Emerging adult – a developmental stage that was first introduced in 2000 — is a stage whose defining trait is instability. It’s “a phase of life that is only possible in countries that give you the possibility to postpone adulthood” (as quoted by Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulrike Sirsch in the film), where some adults aged 20-25 are allotted the opportunity to get to know themselves better and explore the contribution they want to make, before taking action. It’s a period of reflection with a whole host of problems, many of which filmmaker Sonia Suvagau approaches with the help of a long list of peers and experts in her documentary Our 1/4 Life Crisis. Continue reading
The 2015 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival is a wrap! It was a wonderful, five-day event filled with film screenings, workshops, parties and an award show.
Congratulations to all participating festival filmmakers for their magnificent work, many thanks to all sponsors, community partners, media partners, volunteers and organizers for the hard work and the social media shoutouts, which made all the difference!
The following awards were announced on Closing Night, March 8, at the Vancity Theatre. Continue reading