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

However, we may release a few rush seats at 6:40 pm on Friday. You may also attend only the 9:00 pm reception - $20 at the door.


Opening Night

Friday, March 4th
7:00 pm |
Awards and Feature Film Black Field
9:00 pm |
Reception with Silent Auction

Valet parking will be available: provided by Skyline.png

Flowers  Rasoee   Red_Truck Wine 



Kodak   Legacy_Pos

Black Field | Manitoba 2009 | Narrative | 80:00
Parental Guidance: coarse & sexual language; drug use
Directed by Danishka Esterhazy


Black Field is a dark historical drama set in the wild Canadian prairies of the 19th century. Two sisters find their lives forever changed when a mysterious and charming man arrives at their isolated farm and refuses to leave.

Winner - Best Canadian Feature, Female Eye Film Festival 2010
Winner - Best Picture/Honorable Mention, New Hope Film Festival 2010


The Vancouver Women in Film Festival features strong female characters and stories in films crafted by women in writing, producing, directing, lead acting, or editing roles.  Come and celebrate women filmmakers from around the world at this year's Opening Night, beginning at 7:00 pm with the awards presentations and feature film screening, followed at 9:00 pm by a reception where you can join us to toast our Spotlight Award winners, and the three BC film making teams who will have received The Legacy Awards . Remember to bid on some of the fabulous donations to WIFTV's Silent Auction which will run throughout the weekend.

The Legacy Awards, are presented to three filmmakers by festival sponsor Deboragh Gabler, CEO/Producer at Legacy Filmworks, for outstanding achievement in film during the festival.  Winners from the 4th Annual Women in Film Festival last year were Claudia Morgado Escanilla (No Bikini), Peg Campbell (Your Mother Should Know), and Apama Kapur (Amma).