Sep 9: Ladies of the Fright – AFCOOP’s Fundraising Screening was a Smashing Success

It was a dark and stormy night…actually, it was quite pleasant and clear outside…but inside the Bus Stop Theatre, the temperature dropped as chills and thrills oozed off the screen and into the hearts and minds of the 60 plus audience at the Ladies of the Fright AFCOOP fundraiser.

A co-presentation of AFCOOP and The Visera Organization (with promotional support from WIFT-AT), it was a celebration of female filmmakers working in Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy. Curated by AFCOOP from films made available through the Visera Organization, this bold collection of works ran the gamut from funny (Sheeties), to creepy cute (Nursery Crimes), to down right disturbing (The Third Eye). A definite highlight of the evening was the premier of the Film 5 short Nigredo by director Kristen Swinkles. Claustrophobic and unsettling, Nigredo was a perfect start to the evening and great example of the fine work done through the FILM 5 program.

Women in Film and Television - Atlantic was thrilled to support AFCOOP with this event, and are pleased to congratulate Lauren Oostveen on winning the draw for a one year WIFT-AT membership!

For more information about AFCOOP visit their website:
For more information about the Viscera Film Festival visit their website:

May 24-25, Screenwriting Workshop with Bill Boyle in PEI.

 

Screenwriters! You don’t want to miss this workshop with Bill Boyle, direct from LA!

Bill is an award winning screenwriter, screenwriting instructor at UCLA Extensions, and the author of The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay. He has been involved in the film industry in both Canada and the U.S. for over 25 years as a writer, director, agent, producer, story editor and mentor, and has been rated among the top 10% of Script Analysts and Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.

Women in Film and Television–Atlantic (WIFT-AT) and the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC) are very pleased to be jointly sponsoring two days of lectures and conversation with Hollywood producer, director, author, Bill Boyle, during the Island Media Arts Festival.  During the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of the craft of writing the picture perfect screenplay. These sessions are suitable for all levels of writers.

The Visual Mind of the Screenplay with Bill Boyle
Location: The Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, PEI
Date: Friday and Saturday, May 24th and May 25th

Bonus! WIFT-AT members in attendance will be eligible to WIN their $100 registration fee. Draw will take place during the workshop.

Following is the workshop fee structure:
$120 Early Bird Rate (by May 10);
$100 Rate for members of WIFT or any film coop in Atlantic Canada (IMAC, NIFCO, NBFC, AFCOOP);
$150 Regular Rate;
$75 for those who can only attend one day.

Registration:
For more information or to register, visit www.peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net or contact Louise Lalonde (902) 566-1353

Seating is limited, so don’t delay!

June 24: WIFT-AT Annual General Meeting in Halifax

WIFT-AT is pleased to announce that our AGM has been set for Monday June 24, from 6 – 8 pm. The meeting will be in Halifax, NS, with the location to be confirmed. We’re hoping that members from Halifax and from away will be able to join us for a get together/networking event to have some quality and fun time to socialize before a short AGM where will we have a the elections, chair report and year end financials. It would be fabulous to see as many new/remaining and old bd members as well as regular members come out for a chance to bring on the summer!

June 8 Deadline: Apply Today for the All Access Pass Award!

AAPA 2013 June 8 Deadline: Apply Today for the All Access Pass Award!


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 8th:

Ready to take your career to the next level? WIFT-AT is offering its members a chance to experience all of the film festivals Atlantic Canada has to offer, plus a weekend pass to the prestigious Women Making Waves Conference in March 2014. You have until Saturday, June 8th to submit your application for the All Access Pass Award (AAPA).

This award is given annually to a deserving WIFT-AT member working in the screen-based media whose career will be assisted by the award. (Don’t worry if you’re not yet a member of WIFT-AT, memberships are only $45 and are valid for one year.)

Along with delegate passes to eight festivals, the Award also offers professional development meetings, local accommodations, representatives at each festival to guide the AAPA recipient and $1,400 cash!

The All Access Pass Award is not limited to filmmakers, but is open to any WIFT-AT full member working in the industry whose career has reached the point where she believes the AAPA will be useful in furthering the trajectory of her career.

The application deadline is Saturday June 8th at 5pm AST. The recipient will be notified of their win by June 21, 2013. The official announcement of the successful candidate will take place June 24, 2013 at the WIFT-AT Annual General Meeting. The award recipient agrees to keep this news confidential until the official announcement. It is recognized the award recipient may not be available for the formal announcement, however we hope the recipient can attend in person.

 

Please review the complete AAPA Guidelines before submitting an application.  You can submit your online application HERE!

 


May 6: What’s Happening at WIFT-AT

Title of Event: The Visual Mind of the Screenplay with Bill Boyle
Location: The Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, PEI
Date/Time: Friday and Saturday, May 24th and May 25th

Description: Women in Film and Television–Atlantic (WIFT-AT) and the Island Media Arts Coop (IMAC) are jointly sponsoring two days of lectures and conversation with Hollywood producer, director, author, Bill Boyle, on the craft of writing the picture perfect screenplay. Bill Boyle, an award winning screenwriter, UCLA Extensions Instructor, and author of The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay, has been rated by Creative Screenwriting Magazine among the top 10% of Script Analysts and Consultants. Bill has been involved in the film industry in both Canada and the U.S. for over 25 years as a writer, director, agent, producer, story editor and mentor.

Learn the fundamentals of writing visually: the essence of the perfect script. These sessions are suitable for all levels of writers.

All WIFT members in attendance will be eligible to WIN their $100 registration fee. Draw will take place during the workshop.

Following is the workshop fee is structure:
$120 Early Bird Rate (by May 10);
$100 Rate for members of WIFT or any film coop in Atlantic Canada (IMAC, NIFCO, NBFC, AFCOOP);
$150 Regular Rate;
$75 for those who can only attend one day

For more information or to register, visit www.peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net or contact Louise Lalonde (902) 566-1353
Seats are limited, so don’t wait!

Apr 8: What’s Happening at WIFT-AT

HIFF2013 Logo Apr 8: Whats Happening at WIFT ATHalifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF)

Location: Bus Stop Theatre/NSCAD University/Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Date/Time: April 6-12th
Description: The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is dedicated to the exhibition of film and video as art in a noncompetitive setting free from commercial agendas. Focusing on the short film as a form of expression and on Canadian artists, the 7th Annual HIFF takes place April 6-12, 2013. Be sure to check out the WIFT-AT Women in Film Showcase on Wednesday, April 10th at 9pm.

Watch the HIFF Trailer here:

Loud and Clear: Finding your Voice in Music and Film

Location: RCA LSPU HALL Cox & Palmer Second Space, 3 Victoria St. St. John’s, NL
Date/Time: Friday April 19, 1 – 2 pm, with networking opportunity to follow
Description:  The RCA Lunch at the Hall Series partners with The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Women in Film and Television – Atlantic and Lawnya Vawnya to present this panel on the experience of women in film and music. Do women struggle with different confidence issues than men? Want some inspiration to just keep plowing forward, believing in what you do and putting yourself and your projects out there?  Filmmakers Elsa Morena and Latonia Hartery join musicians Amy Rigby and Lisa Bozikovic to discuss their experiences when it comes to issues of confidence, perseverance, rejection, rewards, motivation and momentum.

For more info, visit www.rca.nf.ca or contact Sarah Smellie at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival at 754-3141.

Reel Talk: Conversations with Women in Film and Television – Featuring Writer/Actor Jackie Torrens

Location: Carbon Arc Cinema at the Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 1747 Summer Street (Museum of Natural History), Halifax, NS
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Description: Women in Film and Television-Atlantic and Carbon Arc welcome writer/actor Jackie Torrens as the featured guest at their monthly, live interview series. Jackie will be in conversation with writer Vicki Grant. WIFT-AT members are FREE, non-WIFT-AT members $6.

April 10: WIFT-AT Screens 12 Films at HIFF in Halifax

Screen shot 2013 04 03 at 12.33.56 AM April 10: WIFT AT Screens 12 Films at HIFF in HalifaxJoin WIFT-AT at the Bus Stop Theatre on Wednesday, April 10, as we present 12 short films by Canadian women. The screening is part of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) and will showcase the work of some of the region’s top emerging & established directors. A reception and Q&A with the directors will follow the screening.

When:  April 10, 2013 @ 9PM
Location: Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street
General Admission: $7 (buy tickets here)
Student/AFCOOP member: $5

Check out the titles below:

Homard a Vie by Jenna Marks

Did They Know? by Emma Devost

Recipe for Love by Gwyneth Christoffel

Pose by Eva Madden

When You Sleep by Ashley McKenzie

Billington Prep by Claire Seringhaus

Hole in my Heart by Louise Lalonde

Andy and his Dummies by Sandi Rankaduwa

Micah and Me by Susan MacEachern

Tough Girls Don’t Pull Hair by Zara Tufts

Stand Up and Be Funny by Hillary Titley

Must Be a Zombie Apocalypse by Jana Gillis

 

Mar 11: What’s Happening at WIFT

Women Making Waves Conference
Location: University of King’s College, Halifax, NS
Date/Time: March 15-17, 2013
Description: WIFT-AT is proud to host WMW 2013. The conference is a must attend event for all emerging and experienced filmmakers and offers opportunities for learning and skill-building from excellent keynote speakers, informative and fun workshops and panels, and plenty of networking time. To register and to view conference schedule, click here:
Master Class: Producer Reinvented with Phyllis Laing
Location: NSCAD University, Academy Building. 1649 Brunswick Street, 2nd Floor, Halifax, NS
Date/Time: March 15, 2013 (1-6pm)
Description: How do producers maintain their livelihoods, create a strategy for survival and growth and continue to be part of the rich fabric of regional storytelling in the face of a constantly changing industry? Find out! To register and for more info, click here:
Master Class: Depth of Field: Inside Cinematography with Stephanie Weber-Biron
Location: NSCAD University, Academy Building. 1649 Brunswick Street, 2nd Floor, Halifax, NS
Date/Time: March 15, 2013 (1-6pm)
Description: This intensive afternoon will rip the lens off cinematography as instructor Stéphanie Weber Biron shares her experiences working with the creative team from the director to the camera assistant illustrated with screenings of her work and demonstrations. Stephanie will offer her insights into visual style: how to talk about it, the technical needs of a project, determining size of the lighting, grip and camera crews, choice of camera and the overall aesthetic approach. To register and for more info, click here:

March 15: Opening Night at WMW13

The World Before Her 350x507 March 15: Opening Night at WMW13

In celebration of documentary & female filmmakers, Women Making Waves has secured the perfect film to open this year’s conference. The World Before Her, written & directed by Nisha Pahuja, is the story of two groups of young women struggling for freedom in India. The first, a group of beauty pageant contestants; the second, fundamentalists training in a militant women’s camp.

The film is a unique look at the parallel between a female fundamentalist India and one of womanhood influenced by modern, Western ideals. “Moving between the transformative action at both camps and the characters’ private lives, The World Before Her creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world’s largest democracy at a critical transitional moment.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to watch the winner of Best Documentary Feature 2012 (Tribeca Film Fest), Best Canadian Feature 2012 (Hot Docs), and Best Canadian Feature Documentary 2012 (Edmonton International Film Fest).

Tickets for the screening & all other WMW13 events are available online at wift-at.com. Or get your ticket at the door. Friday, March 15, 8:30pm The Lord Nelson Hotel.

The World Before Her Trailer