WIFT-AT Event Spotlight: Le Temps de Vivre

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On April 10, 2012, honourable WIFT-AT member and talented and experienced filmmaker Madame Annett Wolf presented her exceptional film on the renowned Belgian singer-songwriter, Jacques Brel, at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick. Sixty people attended the cabaret-style event, which offered wine and cheese, a fascinating presentation by Mme Wolf and the screening of her film followed by a Q & A. The evening was a huge success.

Comments heard following the event:

“She (Annett Wolf) is luminous, ageless and fascinating; I could easily do 10,000 interviews with her. Interviewing her was one of the best encounters in my career.” - A journalist from Radio-Canada

“From the wine and cheese and cabaret-style event set in an intimate setting, to Mme Wolf’s riveting storytelling and her magnificent film, this is one of the best events I have attended since I moved to Moncton.” - An employee of l’Alliance française.

“I was moved to tears by her film.” – A WIFT-AT member in attendance

“It is so wonderful to watch a film that takes the time to let you experience the songs and the intensity of the interviews. It is a beautiful, lyrical film.” – A costume designer

“We connected with Annett’s philosophical views on life, mortality and living life to the fullest.” - A couple of world-travellers in their seventies

The evening was magical. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.” – An assistant optician

Many thanks go out to the organizers of the event, members of WIFT-AT and Film Zone, and sponsors, Film NB and The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-op.

April 10th: Film presentation and discussion, Le temps de vivre

What: Film presentation and discussion : Le temps de vivre

Where: Aberdeen Cultural Centre, second floor, 140 Botsford St., Moncton (entrance off Alma St.)

When: Tuesday, April 10, 7p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)

How much: $5 for the general public, free for WIFT-AT members

March 6, 2012 —WIFT-AT (The Atlantic chapter of Women in Film and Television) in collaboration with Film Zone, presents  ”Le temps de vivre”, a memorable evening with Annett Wolf,  the esteemed Danish filmmaker, now living in Cape Breton,

Wolf will screen her film on the celebrated Belgian singer/songwriter, Jacques Brel.  She will share details of her extraordinary encounter with this enigmatic artist. Filmed in 1970, the Moncton screening willl mark the North American debut of « Le temps de vivre ».

As a filmmaker, producer, director and renowned interviewer, Annett Wolf practically invented le genre ”The Making Of…” Over a span of five decades, she has filmed some of the most well known personalities in Europe and North America.  Her journalist ethics and her sensitivity have won her the confidence of some of the most reluctant celebrities.

Among the remarkable people she has presented are : Yves Montand, Juliette Greco, Elvis, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, Jerry Lewis, Sissy Spacek, John Cassevettes, Eddie Murphy, Ingmar Bergman, Steven Spielberg, Rudolphe Nureyev, Charles Aznavour, Marcel Marceau, and Norman Jewison.  Wolf considers her interview with Jacques Brel to be among her most notable.

This special evening is made possible in part through the generosity of Film NB.  The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative will host a wine and cheese reception.

Please note this is a bilingual event.  The film is in French.  The presentation by Annett Wolf will be in English.

For more details, please contact Pamela Gallant (506) 577-6073, galpam@rogers.com



Pour diffusion immédiate

Évènement : Le Temps de vivre

Lieu : 2e étage, Centre Aberdeen, 140 rue Botsford, Moncton (l’entrée se fera de la rue Alma)

Date : le 10 avril à 19h00 (les portes seront ouvertes à partir de 18h30)

Coût : $5 public général et gratuit pour les membres de WIFT-AT

WIFT-AT (Women in Film and Television Atlantic) en collaboration avec Film Zone présente Le Temps de vivre, une soirée rencontre avec la cinéaste danoise Annett Wolf. Lors de cette soirée inoubliable, Madame Wolf nous présentera son film sur le célègre chanteur belge, Jacques Brel, et nous parlera de sa rencontre privilégiée avec le chanteur énigmatique. Quoique tourné en 1970, ce film inédit sera présenté pour la première fois en Amérique du Nord ici à Moncton le 10 avril.

Femme de la scène et de la télévision, productrice, réalisatrice et interviewer de renommé, Annett Wolf a pratiquement inventé le genre ”The Making Of…”. Au fil des cinq dernières décennies elle a filmé les personnalités les plus connues de l’Europe et de l’Amérique du Nord. Son éthique journalistique et sa sensibilité lui ont gagné la confiance des plus réticents parmis les célébrités. De ce fait elle nous à livré des entrevues des plus marquantes de notre époque. Parmi ces grands qu’elle nous a fait découvrir : Yves Montand, Juliette Greco, Elvis, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, Jerry Lewis, Sissy Spacek, John Cassevettes, Eddie Murphy, Ingmar Bergman, Steven Spielberg, Rudolphe Nureyev, Charles Aznavour, Marcel Marceau, Norman Jewison,etc…

Lors de son passage à Moncton elle nous parlera d’une personne qui l’a particulièrement marquée et dont elle se souviendra toujours, Jacques Brel.

Cette soirée est rendu possible grâce à la participation généreuse de Film NB. Un vin et fromage sera offert par le New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative.

À noter : la soirée se déroulera en français et en anglais. Le film que présentera Mme Wolf est en français et sa présentation sera en anglais.

Pour plus d’informations sur la soirée veuillez contacter Pamela Gallant au (506) 577-6073, galpam@rogers.com

NB Pulse

by Cathie Leblanc

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Gia Milani

Director Gia Milani’s first feature film All the Wrong Reasons has been funded at the polish and packaging stage of development by Telefilm Canada, New Brunswick Film and Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund.

All The Wrong Reasons, written by Gia Milani with Jonas Chernick (Lucid, Inertia) as story editor, and  produced by Tony Whalen, Gia Milani (Shore Road Pictures) and Co-Produced Phyllis Laing (Buffalo Gal Pictures), is a film about choices made in the aftermath of severe traumatic stress. The story hinges on two lives that intersect in a big box department store: a woman who has witnessed her sister’s suicide and a firefighter who was hurt on the job. She endeavours to keep her comfort zone intact while he strives to regain his former life.

The script  has been recognized in several ways, including winning the Script Accessible Award as part of SLAMDANCE’s year-round Writing Competition that received over 2,500 submissions. Gia was honored at the 2010 SLAMDANCE Film Festival in Park City, Utah. All The Wrong Reasons was also a semi-finalist (top 20 out of over 3,000 submissions) in Final Draft, Inc.’s Big Break International Screen Writing Competition, and placed in the top 100 out of 2,500 entries in the Slamdance 2009 Feature Screenplay Competition. Gia and her Slamdance award were mentioned in a number film magazines including Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, and Playback.

Gia is the President and creative force behind Shore Road Pictures. She has garnered numerous awards and proven her diversity in writing, directing, and producing. She is a leader with tremendous vision and a tireless work ethic. Gia  is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), a  founding member of WIFT-AT, a member of WIFT Toronto, a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and  Television (ACCT), a member of Film Independent (FIND), a Director and member of the New Brunswick Producer’s  Association (MediaNB), and a member of the New Brunswick Filmmaker’s Co-operative (NBFC).

Her debut work, the quirky short film Bathroom Stalled (2005), which Gia wrote and directed, received several  awards, has been broadcast on Movieola 34 times, and was sold to Mini Movie Channel International (Russia &  Germany) and The Accessible Channel Canada).

For more details on Gia and her film, visit her website.


  • Filmmakers Britany Sparrow and Bunthivy Nou began work on a volunteer project for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s annual The NB Heart Truth Fashion Gala 2012. At the fashion gala, alumni  designers of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and well known New Brunswick women will join together once again to shine the light on women’s heart health at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, NB on April 28, 2012. The video project will continue production over the next month and will then be turned over to editors Jennifer Chiasson and Nathalie Rayne. For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Heart Truth Fashion Gala, please visit their website.


  • The 4th Annual Fredericton 48 Hour Film Competition will be taking place in from February 17-19, 2012. In  this competition, teams of up to 10 people who will write, shoot and edit a film of 10 minutes (or less) in 48 hours. For further information please see the Facebook group.


  • The 1st Annual Moncton 48 Hour Film Competition will take place from March 23-25, 2012. Please see the Facebook group for more details.


  • The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative has launched its annual workshop series. For information on workshops in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John, please click here.


  • New Brunswick Films for a New Brunswick Theatre

10 New Brunswick short films will be shown in Ottawa on March 3, 2012 as part of a fundraiser for the Paramount  Theatre Project to save the old Paramount Theatre in Saint John, NB. One of the films shown will be WIFT-AT member  (and Tidings editor!) Britany Sparrow’s film Gamers: A Love Story. For more information visit the Facebook group.