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              at the Vancity Theatre

Friday, March 4th - Sunday, March 6th, 2011

followed by the WIFTI Short Film Showcase screening
celebrating International Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8th


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Festival Schedule

Friday, March 4th

DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM
9:30 am – 11:00 am | Introduction and Panel #1 – Focus on Innovation, moderated by Justine Bizzocchi
11:15 am – 12:30 pm | Panel #2 – New Trends in Social Media, moderated by Sarah Muff
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Panel #3 – Start-Up Upstarts, moderated by Danika Dinsmore
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Panel #4 – Nice Work if You Can Get It, moderated by Dina Grskovich
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Networking Reception

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
9:30 am - 5:30 pm | Exhibitors from the local industry on display in the Atrium of the VIFC

PITCHING SESSIONS
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Knowledge, NFB, Paperny, Superchannel, Telefilm

OPENING NIGHT
7:00 pm | AWARDS & FEATURE FILM | Black Field (Manitoba, 2009), directed by Danishka Esterhazy
9:00 pm | Festival Reception with Silent Auction

Saturday, March 5th

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
9:30 am - 4:00 pm | Exhibitors from the local industry on display in the Atrium of the VIFC

WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR PANEL
10:00 am - 11:30 am | Moderated by Carol Whiteman

NETWORKING LUNCH PRESENTATION
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM? | A panel of directors and producers including Katrin Bowen, Tracy D. Smith, and Robyn Wiener will reveal their low budget filmmaking secrets and discuss the ultra-low-budget feature film trend. In the Atrium of the VIFC.

FILM SCREENINGS WITH TALKBACK
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | FEMALE FIRSTS | Short Films from Emerging Directors | Irradiate, With My Little Eye, Touch, How To Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused by You, Madame Perrault's Bluebeard, Therapy, Rhonda's Party, Stimulus Package
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | REEL WOMEN | Narrative and Documentary Short Films | Mère Terre Taire, Bushwhack, Oriana, Cedar and Bamboo, Inscape, The Business of Hope, Hand to Toe, Ghost Noise, Belle & Emma
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | FEATURE FILM | The Neighbour (USA/Canada/Iran, 2010), directed by Naghmeh Shirkhan
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm | FEATURE FILM | Leave Them Laughing (Canada, 2010), produced by Montana Berg, directed by John Zaritsky

Sunday, March 6th

FILM SCREENINGS WITH TALKBACK
10:30 am - 12:30 pm | ABORIGINAL SHORT FILM SHOWCASE | ?E?anx (The Cave), Ikwé, Button Blanket, Winter's Wind, Tashina, The Road Forward, Cry Rock
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | THE ONES WE LOVE | Narrative Short Films | Immature, The Homestead, Flawed, Four Sisters, Grandmère, Tora
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | OUR JOURNEYS | Narrative Short Films | Near Silence, Sikat, Sophie Lavoie, How Eunice Got Her Baby, Her Man Plan, Voodoo, Small Currents, The Translator, Exposed
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | FEATURE FILMS | A Window Looking In (BC, 2010), directed by Tara Hungerford; Sisters in Arms (BC, 2010), directed by Beth Freeman
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | FEATURE FILM & CLOSING AWARDS | Amazon Falls (Canada, 2010), directed by Katrin Bowen

Tuesday, March 8th
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

WIFTI SHOWCASE SCREENING
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Langara Theatre Room A122b | Women in Film & Television International 2011 Short Film Showcase. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day!