Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Blackstone Nominated Best Dramatic Series by the Canadian Screen Awards

BLACKSTONE Season 4 receives a 2016 Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Dramatic Series!  WIFTA is proud of Ronald E. Scott, Jesse Szymanski and Damon Vignale who were nominated for this prestigious award. Jesse Szymansnki, WIFTA’s Vice President has dedicated eight years on this series. Congratulations to all nominees.


Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Co-written and co-directed by Eva Colmers and Heidi Janz, and produced by Bonnie Thompson of the NFB

We Regret to inform youThe John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
are pleased to present the Alberta premiere of

In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in?

Written and directed by Eva Colmers and Heidi Janz
A National Film Board of Canada Production

January 21, 20166 p.m.
Telus Centre Lecture Theatre, University of Alberta
111 Street and 87 Avenue, Edmonton

A panel discussion, The Challenges of a Check-box Society, will follow the screening.

Featured guests:
M.C. Dick Sobsey – professeur emeritus and member of the John Dossetor Ethics Centre
Eva Colmers, filmmaker, writer/director/producer
Heidi Janz, PhD, playwright, academic, disability advocate who has cerebral palsy.
Brendan Leier, PhD, clinical ethicist, philosopher and academic
Larry Pempeit, advocate in the areas of independent living, employment, and transportation for people with disabilities

Admission is FREE! Seating is limited.

Posted on: Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year from WIFTA

Happy New Year from the WIFTA Board of Directors

President: Susan Feddema-Leonard
Vice-President: Jesse Szymanski
Secretary-Treasurer: Share Munoz
Directors: Lea Kohler, Laura Vinson and Rayna McKay

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Posted on: Monday, December 21st, 2015

Season Greetings

Merry Christmas from the WIFTA Board of Directors

President: Susan Feddema-Leonard
Vice-President: Jesse Szymanski
Secretary-Treasurer: Share Munoz
Director: Lea Kohler
Director: Rayna McKay
Director: Laura Vinson