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 WIFF 2010

  REEL WOMEN. REAL LIFE.

  at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver BC

 

Experience Films Online

Take a few minutes to explore this selection of interactive, dramatic and documentary films and webisodes.  Watch and connect with them online!  Connect with more films, and the filmmakers, at our Festival!

 


 

DISCONNECTED
Creator: Kirsten Johnson / Canada / 2009
A series of interactive webcam video chats in different types of online relationships. Only one side of the conversation is revealed at a time and viewers can interact by switching back and forth between the two webcam perspectives. The theme of the overall film focuses on miscommunication, deception and false impressions in online discourse; the connection between space and time in relationships; and the loss of message in interactive online media.  http://www.motionpieces.ca/disconnected/


WITH LOVE AND GRIEF
Director: Moira Simpson / Canada / 2005 – 4 min 9 s
The Femicide List is a record of women and children murdered in Canada. In Vancouver a group of women created Marker of Change, a national women's monument. With Love and Grief brings these two acts of remembrance together.  
http://citizenshift.org/love-and-grief


82 WOMEN
Directors: Megan Billman and Katrina Lencek-Inagaki / USA / 2010 / 10 min 44 s
This film was born over dinner as the filmmakers discussed Kathryn Bigelow's nomination and wondered why there hadn't been more women nominated in the category of best director. The next week they set out to speak with 82 women -- one for every Oscar -- and asked them the following questions: If you had an unlimited budget to make a film, what would you make? What is your proudest professional accomplishment? Which women have inspired you?  DID YOU KNOW?:  "A total of 1,273 individuals are listed on IMDbPro as directors, writers, and producers of the 100 top-grossing films theatrically released in 2007. Only 17% of these jobs were filled by women: 3 female directors (109 males), 35 female writers (278 males) and 174 female producers (674 males)." 
http://www.telegraph21.com/video/82-women


THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Director: Mangla Bansal / Canada / 2009 / 1 min 52 s

97 year old Kay Charter describes how her great-grandson reminded her about the meaning of Christmas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIVJ4ZvPxJo&feature=player_embedded


FLAMENCO AT 5:15
Director Cynthia Scott / Canada/ 1983 / 29 min 22 s
This Oscar®-winning short film is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo.
http://nfb.ca/playlists/films-influential-women/viewing/flamenco_at_515/


BEING CARIBOU
Director Diana Wilson and Leanne Allison / Canada / 2004 / 72 min 19 s
A husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. 
http://nfb.ca/playlists/films-influential-women/viewing/being_caribou/


FINDING DAWN
Director: Christine Welsh / Canada / 2006 / 73 min

A compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy: the murders and disappearances of an estimated 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the past 30 years. 
http://nfb.ca/playlists/films-influential-women/viewing/finding_dawn/


IN THE SHADOW OF GOLD MOUNTAIN
Director Karen Cho / Canada / 2004 / 43 min 4 s
Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last living survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947. 
http://nfb.ca/playlists/films-influential-women/viewing/in_the_shadow_of_gold_mountain/