Friday, March 4, 2016

The 11th Annual Vancouver International Women In Film Festival March 8-13, 2016


This seems to be the year of film festivals for me. I have attended two already this year that being the Vancouver Short Film Festival and was sent all the shorts prior to the festival to get some early reviews out for them. Then The Vancouver 2nd Annual Badass Film Festival just this past month and had a great time at both.
Now I have also been given the honor to cover this International Film Festival you don't always get what you ask for but then again if you don't ask the answer will always be no.
I am being honored with being able to review a number of the shorts for their 70% Dark Short Film Series on March 11th and the feature film End of Days Inc. When I had posted about it all my friend Victoria Angell asked me if I could also review her film for her along with these which will all be shown that night.
Prior to the event starting in just a matter of days here is a press release about a contest that was run for the festival and the winners.


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WIFTV PRESENTS:  FROM OUR DARK SIDE                       
A national English language contest seeking the best in Canadian women-driven Genre Film ideas!

WIFTV is delighted to announce the winners of the second season! Read the full press release here:  

 

Women in Film Press Release(click here)

 

 The competition closed Jan 4th with over 150 submissions from across the country. Once again, women writers sent a powerful message that there is a large, untapped talent pool in Canada and a desire for more female-driven genre stories on our screens.

 

Here are the winners and their films:

Ana De Lara , Victoria BC--The Chosen One

Elisabeth de Mariaffi, St John's NL --Fly Girls

Gada Jane, Kitchner , Ontario--Video Star

Jennifer Krukowski , Toronto, Ontario---Right Hand Rule

Ashley Lynch, Burnaby BC---Suicide Girl

 

The jury also recognizes the 10-runner ups with a Special Mention:

Victoria Angell, Vancouver BC--Monitors 

Becca Babcock , Williamswood , NS--No Ghosts Here

Gada Jane , Kitchner , Ontario--Bloody Serfs

Stephanie Law, Toronto, Ontario---Century Box

Selena Lohan , Vancouver BC--Narcissist

Patricia Mackay , Duncan BC--Medium at Large 

Francine Miranda , Milton , Ontario--Maddy

Wendy Ord, Winfield BC---The Dark Side

Jill Taylor , Toronto , Ontario ---The Godmother

Loretta Todd, Gibsons BC---The Ursavore 


Look for my early reviews of the films I was allowed to see 

Shear The Sheep

Bruised

Chiral

Also Victoria Angell's Summoned , then the feature film 

End of Days Inc.

 

Thank you for reading this 

Sincerely

Anthony Nadeau