I grew up in Duncans Cove, a small coastal community just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. My parents were musicians who had immigrated from Québec to play with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Along with another pair of musicians from the United States, they bought two old houses in what was then a dying fishing out-port, and proceeded to rebuild and re-populate the small community with their children, colleagues and friends. So my childhood was surrounded by an extended family of musicians, actors and artists.
FILM 5 projects:
“EDNOS”, by writer/director Stephanie Clattenburg and writer/producer Naomi-Joy Blackhall-Butler.
“Green”, by writer/director Heather Young and producer Brittany Amos.
“Nigredo”, by writer/director Kristen Swinkles and producer Bretten Hannam.
“Two Penny Road Kill”, by writer/director Lisa Rose Snow and producer Lora Campbell.
- CALL FOR ENTRIES – Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2013
Deadline: February 15, 2013
HIFF is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for four screening programs at the 2013 festival:
-WIFT-AT Atlantic Women In Film Screening: Recent short works from women writers, producers, or directors from Atlantic Canada
- Film Nova Scotia Rebranding
At the end of 2012, the Province of Nova Scotia announced the expansion of Film Nova Scotia’s mandate to support additional creative industries such as music and book publishing. The new agency, Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, will act as a one-stop shop for the province’s creative businesses.
Andrea Dorfman receives an Emmy nomination
Nova Scotia filmmaker Andrea Dorfman has received an Emmy nomination in the 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards for her film Flawed. The film tells her simple, touching story through watercolour paintings about self-love and acceptance. It was nominated in the “New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries” category.
Noted as a top festival in Canada, the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival was held from September 13th–20th in Halifax. Screenings from WIFT-AT members such as Ashley McKenzie, Britany Sparrow, Eva Madden and Lara Cassidy were held. Winners at the awards ceremony included:
Hello fellow WIFT-ers! To all of you returning members welcome back, and to all of you joining us for the first time, welcome! There have been all kinds of great things going on this summer at WIFT-AT and we’re excited for what’s coming up this fall.
Congratulations to Ashley McKenzie, whose short film When You Sleep screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of their Canada: Not Short on Talent program, featuring 25 short films from directors across the country. The full story can be found here!
I was working in Calgary, Alberta and getting ready to tell my father that I wanted to go to SAIT for film instead of staying at my brand new, high paying job, when my father passed away unexpectedly in 2006. This moment marked my life as I had to be patient to realize my passion. I had to walk before I could run.
Hello again! I hope the spring weather is finding everyone. In this issue, we spotlight Wanda Carroll, our 101st member, and talk about our championing program, and hear about two Moncton events that involved WIFT-AT members.