WIFTV is proud to present the 4th Annual Women In Film Festival, March 4th-8th, 2009. All events are held at the Vancity Theatre (Seymour & Davie) except for the March 8th International Women's Day, WIFTI Short Film Showcase
. which will be held at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI (on the same campus as BC Women's Hospital), 4500 Oak St., Vancouver, B.C.
On our FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
, you will find all our events, maps to the venues, and information on all screenings, including individual films and filmmakers.
WIDC Feature Film Award to be presented during Opening Night Reception
The Women In the Directorís Chair (WIDC)
Feature Film Award will be awarded to recipient Katrin Bowen by WIDC President Carol
From growing up in a Mennonite community in
Linden, Alberta, to writing and performing stand-up comedy, to writing and
directing independent films and television in Vancouver, award-winning director
Katrin Bowen (Almost Forgot My Bones, Sand
Castle) has led a
She recently directed six episodes
of The Last 10lbs Boot Camp for the Slice Network, and episode 3.3
of The Uber Guide for the Travel Network. She is currently in preproduction on the
sexy and hilarious Love Bites and in development on two features she
wrote, the semi autobiographical Off
Course and a film
about her fatherís mysterious disappearance, Ellis and
Louise. Katrin is an alumna of the U of C,
Berkeley, the Cannes Producing Intensive, Women in the Directorís Chair and the
Berlinale Talent Campus.
FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th: Vancity Theatre
New Media Forum, 9:00am - 5:00pm
The New Media Forum is a must for producers who want to tell stories in a more interactive space and for those interested in recent new media trends. It's a full day of panels, applications, interactive exhibits, and networking. The blend of technology, social media , and interactivity from Getting Your Feet Wired
to Emerging Technologies and Trends,
New Media Day will inspire and engage.
Followed by reception for participants -- Complimentary beer sponsored by Molsons
Opening Night Film and Reception, 7:00pm
Vancouver Premiere of The Baby Formula, Toronto Director Alison Reid in attendance.
*Opening Night Film and Reception is SOLD OUT*
Dependent upon RSVP invitations, a few rush tickets may still be available be available at the door.
Followed by an opening reception, including appetizers and cash bar.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5th: Vancity Theatre
10:00am - 11:30am Panel:
Meet the Directors: Reel Women4:00pm - 5:30pm Panel:
In Front of the Camera: The Actors Challenge
FRIDAY, MARCH 6th: Vancity Theatre
9:30am -11:00am Panel:
The Making of a Filmmaker: Emerging Filmmakers
3:30pm - 5:00pm Panel:
Career Advancement Module (CTV/CAM)
SATURDAY, MARCH 7th: Vancity Theatre
9:00am - 10:15am Panel:
The Female Voice -- Screenwriting with Maureen MedvedSpotlight Awards Gala, hosted by Molly Parker, 6:30pm
Awards, Reception & Silent Auction
SUNDAY, MARCH 8th: International Women's Day at BC Women's Hospital Theatre
1:00pm - 5:00pm
WIFTI Screenings, Reception, Short Film programDETAILED INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAYDirections to BC Women's Hospital Theatre: Chan Atrium and Auditorium
Find out more about our SILENT AUCTION...
Find out how to donate to our SILENT AUCTION...
Visit our Festival Blog...
"This festival celebrates women's storytelling and helps advance women filmmakers. Join us and meet some great filmmakers, see some great films, and help us celebrate our diverse and exciting cultural perspective." Peggy Thompson, WIFTV President & Award-winning screenwriter. (Better Than Chocolate)