7:00 PM, February 24, 2017


An evening of film and conversation. A collaboration between WIFTV, DOC BC and Cineworks, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Cineworks.

Location: Cineworks Studio at 1131 Howe Street, entry in back alley

Date & Time: February 24th 7:00 - 10:00 PM

WIFTV, DOC BC, Cineworks members only. Free admission.

If you would like to screen your work at one of our Film and Media Showcases, please click here for further information. 


Scared Sacred (DOC BC) 

105 min; 2004

Director: Velcrow Ripper

Producer: Cari Green (WIFTV member)

About: In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history. Staring directly into the face of war, tragedy and instability, Ripper travels to the minefields of Cambodia; war-torn Afghanistan; the toxic wasteland of Bhopal; post-9/11 New York; Bosnia; Hiroshima, Israel and Palestine. This unflinching documentary captures his five-year odyssey to discover if humanity can transform the 'scared' into the 'sacred’.

Cari Green is an innovative film and television producer with over twenty-five years experience in documentary films, dramatic features and television series, and a solid background in distribution, sales and marketing. Green has produced over 20 award-winning productions, including ScaredSacred, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as The Corporation, an international theatrical hit feature. Green has produced the works of renowned Canadian, International and leading First Nations filmmakers.

Velcrow Ripper is a Canadian Academy Award (Genie) winning filmmaker, writer, web artist, and sound designer. He has directed over thirty films and videos, both fiction and issue-oriented documentary, often with an experimental edge. He creates powerful, cinematic documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times. Since his earliest documentary in 1979, Iran the Crisis, Velcrow has recognized the power of film to explore and express issues of social concern.

Lead & Follow (WIFTV)

12 mins; 2015

Director: Orsy Szabo

Starring: Krista Gruen and Ian Tracey

About: Lead and Follow (inspired by a true story) sees Jamie through the evening that ends her marriage. This film is about unexpected connections, vulnerability, and learning to take the lead.

Krista Rand is an actor and producer, who, in the recent years has quickly added writing to her body of work. She produced an award winning Web Series that went on to screen internationally. Her short film Lead & Follow won Storyhive Season One and is inspired by Krista’s true story, focusing in on a night that changed her life. As a producer she's worked on David Ray's feature film Grand Unified Theory which has been invited to 7 film festival including the Beijing International Film Festival and Whistler Film Festival. Krista was also a co-producer on Aubrey Arnason's short film Kindergarten, Da Bin Ich Wieder, which won Crazy 8's 2015 and Producer on Alexz Johnson's music video Heart Like That which can be seen on Storyhive and Telus Optik.


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