8:15 AM, March 30, 2021

A conversation with Regina Leung, WIFTV Board Treasurer / WIFTV ARIA (Anti-Racism and Intersectionality Awareness) Committee Chair, and award-winning guests from VIWFF 2021 Best of the Fest (BoF). 

Chat Moderator: Katrina Mugume

Presenting the following VIWFF 2021 BoF award-winning guests:

  • Best Direction, Feature: Maria Brendle, Ala Kachuu—Take and Run
  • Best Direction, Short: Chen-Wen Lo, In This Land We’re Briefly Ghosts
  • Impact Award, Feature: Farha Khatun, Holy Rights
  • Best Screenplay, Feature: Jessie Anthony, Brother, I Cry
  • Best Documentary, Feature: Zoe Naylor, Birth Time: the documentary
  • Ken Hayward Screenplay Competition Award: Lulu Keating


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Regina Leung 


With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Regina is skilled in digital branding, client development and project management, She is a managing partner of HyBird Media Group, and responsible for corporate development, investment strategies for start-up and enterprise technology companies and the implementation of digital marketing and branding strategies targeting North America and Asia. Regina holds a B.Sc. in Business from the University of Minnesota where she specialized in strategic management and corporate communications. She has been passionate about developing plays and films since a young age. Since 2001, Regina has been collaborating with clients to producing their print, digital media, TV and radio advertising spots.


Katrina Mugume

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Maria Brendle


Bio to come


Chen-Wen Lo

Chen-Wen is a Taiwan-born writer, director and producer based in New York City. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Chen-Wen explores in her audio-visual work the impact of history on human emotions and the relationship between displacement, desire and resistance. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Busan, Taipei Golden Horse, Palm Springs, among others.


Farha Khatun


Bio to come


Jessie Anthony


Jessie Anthony is a proud Haudenosaunee woman from the Onondaga Nation, Beaver clan, born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario Canada. Jessie is a graduate of the Indigenous Independent Filmmaking Program and the Motion Picture Arts degree program at Capilano University. Jessie is a 2017 Talent to watch (Formally Telefilm Micro-budget program) winner. Her first feature film titled “ Brother, I Cry ”  is a glimpse into modern reservation lifestyles as siblings Jon and Ava struggle through addictions and spiritual connection.  


Zoe Naylor


Zoe is an accomplished journalist, actress, producer, MC, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and wellbeing activist. Zoe co-founded Birth Time (the movement) and co-written, directed and produced, Birth Time: the documentary alongside Jo Hunter and Jerusha Sutton. www.birthtime.world


Lulu Keating


Lulu Keating has been writing screenplays for many years. Her first feature (Writer, Director) was The Midday Sun, the first Canadian feature to be shot entirely in Africa. Her second was the awards winning drama Lucille's Ball, 2013. Keating has served on national boards, and received many honours and awards. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now lives in Dawson City, Yukon, where she is developing several features, a documentary and is writing a second novel. www.redsnapperfilms.ca