Feb 11: NB Pulse

Bronwen Feb 11: NB Pulse

  • NBFC member BronweN is currently in post-production on Monkey See, a film about role models and how they influence our children.

This spring she will be producing a music video for Pamela Pachal and a short film for Writer/Director Jared Carney.

After a round of script notes by Gretchen Kelbaugh, who is always a huge help, BronweN is also re-writing a feature film: The Story (working title). She also did script notes for a feature film written by Gretchen Kelbaugh.

BronweN’s first short film, A Saturday Affair, is being shown about 15 times per month on Rogers TV as part of the show Loose Frames. She was also asked to show the film and be a guest lecturer for a UNB class on the Economics of Immigration.

Finally, BronweN is currently writing chapter 10 of a spy novel, which is lots of fun!

  • NBFC Annual Provincial Workshop Program for 2013

The NB Film Co-op annual provincial film workshop series provides hands-on practical film and video training for members and non-members alike.

The NB Film Co-op Annual Workshop Series runs Feb-June in all three cities annually and is reasonably priced for all interested. The NBFC is very lucky to have extremely talented award winning filmmakers from NB and from away who teach workshops annually.

Fredericton Film Workshop Programme is now launched! Registration is OPEN!
Saint John and Moncton Workshops Programmes will launch in April.

NBFC Activities Link: http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/activities.htm

The NBFC is proud to present three of the Fredericton workshops with WIFT-AT.

  • NBFC member Christine McLean has several documentary projects in the works. She is about to begin editing her first episode of Land and Sea. It’s a look at our complicated relationship with wild animals in New Brunswick. She is writer/director. It will go to air on CBC in March. She is also writing and co-directing a one-hour documentary for CBC on bullying and the legacy of John Peters Humphrey, the New Brunswicker who wrote the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This show is being produced by Hemmings House Pictures in Saint John.
  • This May, NBFC member Victoria Clowater is officially going to the Cannes Film Festival with Film Market Access! Filmmaker friends, if you’re looking to attend this prestigious film festival this year, and to develop important career contacts in the film industry, this is an experience she would highly recommend! Message her on facebook to get involved or get her info from Cat at the Film Co-op at: info@nbfilmcoop.com

Victoria is co-producing a series of commercials for the anti-bullying charity, Bullying Canada. These are slated to air on multiple network tv stations

Victoria is also producing her first project, a web series pilot entitled “Bench Press” — it’s a comedy!

  • NBFC member Leah Warren is eager to do her first short film project/You tube type sketch called “Flirting Addiction” in the spring/summer which will be done with the comedy sketch troupe Fiddleheadz and hopefully with support from the NB Film Co-op and a few Saint John filmmakers. Leah just wrapped up a TNB playwriting course where she learned about and attempted her first one act play. Leah was also able to meet and chat with her longtime writing hero and maritime novelist David Adams Richards and Canadian Playwright Norm Foster. Fiddleheadz hopes to get underway with doing various you tube style short comedy sketches–one will be filmed this Sunday which will be directed by Britany Sparrow. Leah is also looking forward to taking workshops through the NBFC provincial workshop programme, with special interest in location sound.
  • WIFT-AT Panel from the Silver Wave Film Festival now on Youtube

Check out this discussion about Women in Film and Television which took place in Fredericton, NB during the Media NB Industry Summit on November 9, 2012. Guests: Ashley McKenzie, Ruth Lawrence, Jillian Acreman. Moderator: Gretchen Kelbaugh.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECDN90PcqwQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ_usEiF7oY
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh2cZ-w5PCM

For more Industry Summit videos and other Silver Wave Film Festival videos subscribe to Silver Wave Film Fest on Youtube.

  • French Series broadcasting schedule released

New Brunswick filmmaker Pamela Gallant is pleased to announce the broadcast schedule for the four episodes of the series “Petites vues de chez nous” that she directed.

These four half-hour shows offer a unique ethnographic look of four French-canadian communities: Port-au-Port (Newfoundland), Cap-Pelé (New Brunswick), Windsor (Ontario) and Clare (Nova Scotia). The following are the broadcast dates for each show which will air on Radio-Canada Atlantique.

samedi, le 16 février à 17:30 : Petites vues de chez nous: Port-au-Port (Terre-Neuve)
samedi, le 23 février à 17:30 : Petites vues de chez nous: Cap-Pelé (N.-B.)
samedi, le 2 mars à 17:30 : Petites vues de chez nous: Clare (N.-É)
samedi, le 9 mars à 17:30 : Petites vues de chez nous: Windsor (On)

  • 2013 Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award – Open To All NB Residents

Formerly known as the Members Give Back Award, the NB Film Co-op proudly announces the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2013. In honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. A message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.

The award has a value of $1000 and includes:
- $600 in cash
- 2 years Full Membership with NBFC
- 10 workshops through the NBFC workshop series
- $3500 in production and post services from NBFC
- Script workshop with Actors Helping Actors Group of your choice (Moncton/Fredericton)
- Prep to Post mentorship with Red Leaf Productions Producers

An opportunity to Co-Produce with Red Leaf Productions, a Moncton based production company responsible for award winning films such as Délivrance, Do Gooders, All Revved Up and many more. The company has also produced a one hour Television program with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television and Société Radio Canada Acadie.

Eligibility is open to all New Brunswick first and second time filmmakers.

Submit a 4-8 page script of drama or comedy by October 15th, 2013 to info@nbfilmcoop.com

Visit the NBFC website for details

The winner will be announced at The 2013 Silver Wave Film Festival Awards.

  •  Donate to the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award!

The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative is a registered charity with a charity number as well as a non-profit and you can receive a charitable tax receipt by snail mail when you donate. Please consider donating to this very worthwhile filmmaker award.

  • NBFC member Elaine Shannon is currently Executive Producing and  Hosting a 22 episode TV project for Bell Aliant’s Community One Channel. It is a 30 minute bi-weekly wellness show co-produced in NB with Kirsten Stanley of 181 Productions.
The show highlights people from the Atlantic region who are sharing their wellness stories.
Elaine is assisting local business owners with short video stories for their websites. These videos are usually less than 5 minutes in length and will be hosted on youtube.

November 2012 – NB Pulse

NB Pulse 350x174 November 2012   NB PulseWomen filmmakers made a splash at the Silver Wave Film Fesitval in Fredericton, NB earlier this month. The festival, which ran from November 8-11, showed 101 films from across New Brunswick, the rest of Canada, and from around the world.

During the Media NB Industry Summit, three women filmmakers who all had films in the festival (Ashley McKenzie, Jillian Acreman, and Ruth Lawrence) gave a panel about their experiences making films in the Atlantic provinces.

At the Silver Wave Awards Show, many women filmmakers were presented with hardware. Here are some of the winners.

Best NB Youth Shorts:

Let’s Save the Earth by Keswick Ridge School Grades 3 and 4 with home room teacher Suzanne Archibald and Music Teacher Danielle Upshall

Shatter The Silence by Emily Campbell and Megan Toner

Terra Mars by Ecole Grand-Digue, Julie Surette, Kathy Gildart and the students

Best Student/48 Hour Film: Peelings by Diana Myers

Winner for Best Canadian Short: When You Sleep by Ashley McKenzie

Best Documentary: The Paramount by Greg Hemmings and Melanie Flannigan

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Action Film: Becky Forbes in Nick Ryan

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama: Sam Kamras in On the Last Day

Best NB Short Comedy or Action Film: S.W.I.T.C.H. by Jean-Pierre Desmarais and Kathy Gildart

Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award: Joceline Paczoski for Dory’s Last Laugh

For a complete list of winners and nominees go to the Silver Wave Film Festival Facebook page.

NB Pulse is compiled by Cat LeBlanc. Cat has been membership services director at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative for 17 years and is co-organizer of the annual Silver Wave Film Festival. She also does production management/catering and music for independent shorts for her volunteer work.

Silver Wave Film Fesitval Awards Deserving WIFT-AT Women

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Chiasson

The 11th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival took place this past weekend in Fredericton, New Brunswick. With over 100 films screened in categories ranging from shorts, to documentaries to full length features, WIFT-Atlantic members represented in the screenings as well as the Silver Wave Awards that were handed out on Saturday night.


The Winner: Bunthivy Nou in Thanksgiving Wishes


The Winner(s): In the Same Boat by Rachel Bower & If I Should Fall by Brendon Culliton  


The Winner: Dawn Westlake for A.L.I.C.E.


The Winner:  A Night Out by Heather Young

RECOGNITION AWARD: For a person, group, or organization who has contributed significantly to film and video in New Brunswick in a volunteer capacity.

The Winner(s): Britany Sparrow and Colin Smart



$5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers Co‐operative

$1,000 in cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers Co‐operative

$7,500 in post services from thepostman (Moncton)

$10,000 in rental services from PS Atlantic (Halifax)

$1,500 in film stock from Kodak Canada Inc.

Presented by the Linda Joy Media Arts Society and the New Brunswick Filmmakers


The Winner: Britany Sparrow

THE CBC/TELEFILM 3-2-1 AWARD ($30,000)

$10,000 cash from the CBC Maritimes

$5,000 cash and $15,000 in services from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’

Co-operative and Telefilm Canada. The Award will aid in the production of a New Brunswick short film, which will be broadcast on CBC Television.

The Winner: Jillian Acreman

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WIFT-AT would like to congratulate Cat & Tony at the NB Film Co-op, the Filmmakers, Sponsors and Volunteers for putting on this wonderful event. For a full list of the Silver Wave Film Festival Award winners, please visit: http://swfilmfest.com/Awards.html

“The Editor” to screen at Atlantic Film Festival

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The Editor, directed by award-winning filmmaker Jillian Acreman, has been selected to screen at the Atlantic Film Festival.

New Brunswick Filmmaker Jillian Acreman wrote, directed, and produced the film, which won the Viewer’s Choice Award after its premiere at the 2010 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton.

The Editor went on to screen at the Island Media Arts Festival in Charlottetown in 2011 and it garnered an Award of Merit for short film at the 2011 Accolade Film and Television Awards in La Jolla, California.

The Editor is a fictional story about a retired film editor who attempts to edit out the bad parts of his life so that he can die with a clean conscience. The 16-minute drama was shot in Fredericton and Saint John with a talented New Brunswick cast, including Lex Gigeroff, Gordon Gilhuly, Elizabeth Goodyear, Sebastian MacLean, Harrison Palmer, Quentin Palmer, and E. David Strange. Original music was composed by Michael Doherty.

For more information about the cast and crew please visit the IMDB page at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758787/.

“I’m thrilled to screen at the Atlantic Film Festival and proud of my cast and crew for their excellent work on The Editor. The Atlantic Film Festival offers a lot of great networking opportunities, so I’m looking forward to screenings and workshops with other delegates,” Acreman said.

The Editor was produced by Columbus Avenue Pictures in association with the NB Filmmakers Cooperative, with financial support from ArtsNB through their Regional Funding Grant.

The award-winning short film, The Editor, has been selected to screen at the 31st Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. It will screen as part of Atlantic Shorts 4 on September 18, 2011 at 7pm at the Empire Theatres Park Lane 8 (5657 Spring Garden Road). A second screening will happen on September 21, 2011 at 7:10pm at the Empire Theatres Park Lane 4.