January 21, 2014, 8:15 - 9:30 AM

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Free for WIFTV members - $10.00 for non-member

No registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

Host:  Deb Sears

Guest speaker:  Ana Valine, Filmmaker 

Topic: Staying on Creative Course

Being a director on a film set is a fantastic place to be, a dream come true for many of us. It can also be hectic and demanding, pulling the director’s attention in several areas at once as department heads need answers, camera shots need to be adjusted on the fly and actors needing you to help them find the right emotional peak in a scene. How do we meet all of these immediate needs while staying true to the initial vision of the film? How do you remember and implement the details that inspired you about the story to start? How do you stay on course in what can sometimes be a stormy day in production? This discussion will focus on the topic of staying true to your creative vision while leading a team on set.

Ana Valine

A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Lab & Short Dramatic Film Program and WIDC at Banff, Ana has spent most of her life in the arts.  From theatre, visual arts and writing, to filmmaking, her creative endeavors have been enhanced with varied life experiences including a welder’s apprenticeship on the Alberta pipeline, training horses, tree planting and a brief stint doing phone sex.

Ana’s short films alice & bastard, a love poem, Nightmare on Cambie Street and How Eunice Got Her Babyhave screened at film festivals internationally and have been honored with several awards both abroad and in Canada.

Her debut feature screenplay Sitting on the Edge of Marlene was awarded The Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award ($120,000 in production support), The WIFT-T Kodak New Vision Mentorship Award, The WIFTV Whistler Film Festival Mentorship Award, and the Best Screenplay Award at The Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto).

Ana completed Sitting on the Edge of Marlene at the end of 2013 and looks forward to a good festival run with the support of distributors eOne.She is currently at work on a feature documentary to be completed summer of 2014.





The Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar

4124 Main Street

Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P7


8:15 am - 9:30 am