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 1st to submit your application for the All Access Pass Award (AAPA).
Ready to take your career to the next level? Women in Film and Television-Atlantic (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 1st to submit your application for the WIFT-AT 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. Click here to join)
PEI filmmaker and WIFT-AT member, Millefiore Clarkes recently had her short lyrical documentary film ONCE again TORONTO screened at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, alongside her music video Stealin’ for musician Catherine MacLellan. ONCE again TORONTO is also currently selected in the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival and can be viewed here
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.
- 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:
We want to award our WIFT-AT members a chance to experience all of the film festivals Atlantic Canada has to offer. But wait, there’s more! Along with delegate passes to seven festivals, we’re also going to give one worthy female recipient professional development meetings, local accommodations, representatives at each festival to show them around and $1,000 cash!
The Board of Directors of WIFT-At is extremely pleased to announce the new All Access Pass Award to be given annually to a deserving female working in screen-based media whose career will be assisted by the award. The award is not limited to filmmakers, but is open to any female working in the industry whose career has reached the point where it is deemed the award will be useful in furthering the trajectory of their career.