Women in Film & Television Vancouver




Saturday, MAY 5, 2012

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

at Vancity Building, 183 Terminal

(corner Quebec and Terminal, Science World Skytrain Station)

WIFTV Members $125 + hst 

 Non-Members | $175 + hst  


The workshop is open to all, although it will be of particular benefit to those who have a project at any stage in development.  The morning will cover various aspects and formats related to the art of pitching. The afternoon will consist of workshop and feedback opportunities. There will be a one hour lunch break between 12:30 and 1:30pm.  Bring your own lunch.

Diana Wilson
is an award-winning independent filmmaker, communications specialist and event organizer based in Vancouver, BC.  Diana's credits include co-writing and co-directing the feature documentary BEING CARIBOU, which won over 20 international awards including Gemini and
 Leo Awards for best documentary and VIFF's most popular Canadian film, and
 became a top-seller for the NFB. She co-wrote and produced the
 award-winning hour-long documentary 100% WOMAN for the Doc Channel and Life
 Network, and produced the dramatic shorts INSTANT (VIFF 2009), DOGBOY (VIFF 2007), and KATHLEEN'S CLOSET (NSI Drama Prize 2005.) As a communications specialist and event organizer, Diana has worked for
 numerous non-profit organizations including the Crazy8s Film Society, The
 Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Greenpeace and the Canadian Rainforest
 Network. She is also a former chair of the BC Chapter of the Documentary
 Organization of Canada, former board member of Women in Film and Video
 Vancouver, and former board member and guest programmer for the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Erik Paulsson is an award-winning producer/director of documentaries and
 feature films.  He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre for advanced film studies as well as Concordia University’s undergraduate
 film program.  In 1999,  Erik founded his company Red Storm Productions.  Under the banner of Red Storm, Erik has produced six films to date, PEACING IT TOGETHER (2008), EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (2005), ARMY OF ONE (2003), Say I DO (2002), PROTECTION (2000), and ISLAND OF SHADOWS (2000). His latest feature film, EVE & THE FIRE HORSE, won the Special Jury Prize in the world drama section at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, as well as numerous other prizes, ARMY OF ONE, produced for the BBC and CBC
, won Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs, and was released
 theatrically across Canada in the spring of 2004.ISLAND OF SHADOWS, a one hour documentary produced for CTV, won a Gemini Award and three Leo Awards including Best Director for Erik’s directorial
 work. PROTECTION is the multiple award-winning theatrical feature
 directed by Bruce Spangler.  Among it’s many accolades include the Vancouver
Film Critics Award for Best Canadian Indie Feature, Best First Feature at
 the Victoria Film festival, and the Silver Platter at the Figueira da Foz Film Festival in Portugal. SAY I DO, a one-hour documentary
 produced for CTV, premiered Hot Docs 2003. His most recent documentary PEACING IT TOGETHER follows a group of Israeli, Palestinian, and Canadian youth who participated in the 2006 Peace It Together program and will be released in the Fall of 2008.



WIFTV Members $125 + hst 

 Non-Members | $175 + hst  



Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing & celebrating women in screen-based media.