by Chris Pauley
- Congratulations to the following AFCOOP FILM 5 Development Phase Writer/Director & Producer Teams: Irene (Vicki Donkin & Colin Tanner), Brothers (Josh Denaro & Jenn Millington), Indigo Son (Jack Carr & Sorren Isler), Torturous (Angus Swantee & Brent MacRae), A New Addiction (Stephanie Clattenburg & Naomi-Joy Blackhall-Butler), Car 210 Please Repeat (Matt MacIsaac & Mike Ryan Hall), and Retrospective Editing (Ira Henderson & Colleen MacIsaac)
- The Naked Truth: an artist talk with AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence 2011, Eva Madden-Hagen will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00pm at The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, 5663 Cornwallis St., Halifax, NS, and will include a special presentation of Eva’s previous Super 8 films followed by an introduction to her residency film, POSE.
- In November, the Dalhousie Art Gallery presented a special series of documentary film screenings that offered intimate portraits of notable contemporary Canadian women artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Wanda Koop, Annie Pootoogook and Colette Urban. Films screened included Pretend Not To See Me (2009, Director: Katherine Knight), and Koop: The Art of Wanda Koop (2011, Director: Katherine Knight).
- WIFT-AT Presents: Reel Talk with Sylvia Hamilton, took place on Friday, November 25, at Carbon Arc Cinema at The Khyber, 1588 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS. Women in Film and Television Atlantic & Carbon Arc wrapped up their inaugural year of “Reel Talk: Conversations with Women in Film and Television” with award-winning filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton, in conversation with Christine McLean.
- Nova Scotia producer trainee Rebecca Sharratt was selected for the Canadian Media Production Association’s Atlantic Mentorship Program. She will receivea paid training opportunity with local producers Bill Niven and Jay Dahl at Northeast Films Inc. (whose films include Roller Town and There are Monsters, as well as the Picnicface show for Comedy/CTV). Ms. Sharratt will have the opportunity to work with the team to develop a project, find new projects, investigate new media strategies and gain experience in running a production company.
- Congratulations to the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative’s Martha Cooley, who was recognized by the Canadian Progress Club, Halifax Chapter, with a Women of Excellence Award for her contributions to film and media arts, and for enriching Nova Scotia’s cultural life.
As first appeared in Tidings Issue 14, Nov. 28, 2011