January 31, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00 PM


The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion, and inspiration. Each event is framed by a question and answer session with creators, followed by informal conversation and networking.

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

Date & Time: January 31st, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Cash Bar

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


Doors: 7.00pm; Screening: 7.20pm


Pocket Full of Nuts; 20 min 51 sec; 2017; HD video;
Filmmaker: David Prokopchuk

A film noir inspired comedy about a recently divorced detective, Peter Petard. When Amy, a young ‘dame’, comes to his office, Peter is tasked with finding out who murdered her husband. 

Chaos Management; 3 min; 2015; HD video
Writer-director: Michelle Muldoon (WIFTV)
Producer: Frances Flanagan (WIFTV)

The story of an exhausted female professional who deals with an early morning distraction in her own unique way. 

Vision of Vein; 1 min; 2017; HD video
Filmmaker: Julie Merrick

A statue observes rotating random images in a spacial realm and briefly learns to control them. A sci-fi experimental film shot exclusively on smart phone, about the relationships between technology and emotion. 

Unfolding, 20 min, 2017, 16mm film, colour
Filmmaker: Christoph Runné (Cineworks)

A visual requiem created and projected on 16mm colour film.

FIXED!; 14 min; 2017; HD video
Director: Cat Mills (DOC)
Producer: Joella Cabalu (DOC BC; Cineworks)

Repair cafes are popping up around the world as a community-based antidote to throwaway culture. In FIXED! we get a glimpse inside Canada’s first repair cafe in Toronto, where a team of dedicated volunteers are helping their neighbours, one fix at a time. After winning first prize at the 2016 Hot Docs Short Film Pitch, FIXED! received its world premiere at DOXA International Film Festival, and its national network premier on Bravo.

The Whistler; 11 min; 2018; HD video
Director: Jennifer Nicole Stang (WIFTV; Cineworks)
Producers: Sasha Filipovich and Karen Wong (WIFTV)

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well...


David Prokopchuk was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He grew up with a passion for skateboarding and renting VHS tapes. Working as a photographer he naturally transitioned into film making once these cameras started to offer greater video capabilities. He enjoys producing, writing, cinematography and directing. David recently won his first award from the Canada Shorts Film Festival.

Michelle Muldoon is a writer and filmmaker who creates stories about damaged women who rise above circumstances to take control of their situations. Chaos Management is her third short film. It screened at twelve festivals, winning seven awards as well as being nominated for two others. Michelle has worked with a number of local organizations including Women in Film and Television Vancouver as well as Raindance Vancouver where she teaches the Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop.

Frances Flanagan has been an integral part of Canada's Film, Television and Stage scene since 1975. Her film debut was opposite Bette Davis in A Piano for Mrs. Cimino and can be seen regularly on Vancouver shot productions. Frances began her stage career at the prestigious National Arts Centre in Ottawa and began her producing career when she founded Workshops in the Performing Arts and has moved into short film production. She is a former Board Member of Women in Film and Television Vancouver.

Julie Merrick’s favourite genre is science fiction. She has written over 10 feature screenplays, sold one and optioned two. “I love the distance and freedom science fiction allows - exploring core narratives that appear in our world and examining them in a different realm… It allows me to suspend my sometimes over-emotional self, and decipher motivations more logically”. During the last 3 years, Julie has developed an active interest in animation and editing. She shot Vision of Vein entirely with a smart-phone camera, and is currently producing a short called Vein’s Appetite.

Christoph Runné is a Vancouver-based experimental film, video, and installation artist. Through his work, he explores the unhidden yet seemingly invisible world around us. He creates visual tone poems with a humanitarian heartbeat whose minimalist and impressionistic methodology contradicts the complex human conditions with which Runné engages.

Cat Mills is a Toronto-based producer and filmmaker with roots in Vancouver. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. In 2016 she was selected as one in eight for the documentary channel Doc Accelerator program and produced Wicked and Weird Around the World—a ten part web series about festivals and competitions.

Joella Cabalu is a Filipino-Canadian Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with an Art History degree from the University of British Columbia (2008) and a graduate of the Documentary Film Production Program at Langara College (2013). In June 2015, Cabalu delivered her first broadcast documentary "It Runs in the Family" for OUTtv network as a producer, director and writer. In 2016, the film premiered at the Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival in Ontario and screened in major markets in the United States including San Francisco, New York, and Houston, winning Audience Choice Awards at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Jennifer Nicole Stang was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in England, Canada, the U.S., and Spain. She founded production company, Round Table Pictures, with her brother Emmett in 2011, which has since become a stable for award-winning music videos and short films. Her short film, El Lago (The Lake) has received various awards, including Best Fantasy Film at the Mexico International Film Festival, and 1st place at the Honolulu Film Awards. Jennifer has also produced the web series, Englishman in L.A. starring Ashley Fink (Glee), Eddie Jemison (Ocean’s 11, 12, 13) and Cameron Moir (Non-Stop). Jennifer is currently co-producing a feature film with Dark Matter.

Sasha Filipovich is an actor and producer working in independent film (The Whistler, 2018; Good Guys Finish Last, 2009), and a film industry marketing coordinator. She has worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment, creating fully integrated marketing plans for all studio releases (Columbia Pictures, Tristar, Sony Pictures Animation, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions), and has also worked for Vans, Joe's Jeans, Roadtrip Magazine, and Dig Magazine.

Karen Wong has worked in the Canadian film and television industry since 1993 as a financial consultant, production accountant, and producer. She has overseen the finances on some of the most important British Columbia-based productions in the last decade, ranging from Canadian independent films such as Kissed and Rollercoaster, television documentaries such as Yukonna and Lilith on Top; to bigger budget fare like Disney’s home movie franchises Air Bud and MVP; Karen was awarded Best Information Series at the 2005 Leo Awards and Best Web Series in 2015 Leo Awards.

This presentation space is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible washroom is available in the immediate vicinity.