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WIFT-A April Newsletter (Members Only)

In This Issue:

  1. WIFT-A News and Upcoming Events
  2. Member News/Screenings
  3. Professional Development Opportunities
  4. Employment Opportunities
  5. Volunteer Opportunities

  6. Organization News/Networking

  7. Call for Entries
  8. (New) Special Discounts for WIFTA Members

WIFT-A News                                                      

First Thursday Film Screening
Join us May 4th for this month's First Thursday 
Film Screening of Catching The Chameleon.
 
When: Reception at 5:00, Screening at 6:00, 
followed by a Q & A with the film's Producer.  

Where: Olde Scotch Room
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre 
South Building (main floor) 120 Ninth Avenue SE

Admission:$5.00


More info

Coming Soon: WIFT-A Martini Madness June 13th & the WIFT-A Annual General Meeting. Stay tuned for more information.

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MEMBER NEWS

Local Filmmaker Receives Award in Vancouver ...

Good news for local filmmaker, Eva Colmers whose unique shortfilm, HAND SUM received The Zed Most Innovative Short Film Award, sponsored by CBC Television during the Reel2Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver. The ten-day festival screened ten features and 32 short films from 16 different countries. HAND SUM is also nominated for a "Rosie" Award at the upcoming Alberta Film & Television Award on April 29th. For those Edmontonians who have not yet had a chance to see this intriguing shadow film or who would like to see it again, HAND SUM will be featured at Metro Cinema on Sunday, April 30 at 1pm during the Reel Femme Film Festival (April 28-30).

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What have you been up to the last few months? 
Do you have exciting news or announcements that you would like to share with the WIFT-A membership? If so, please email the WIFT-A office [email protected] with your latest member news and successes so that they can be shared with your fellow WIFT-A members via the Online News!
 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AMPIA Broadcaster Information Sessions
- Free for WIFTA and AMPIA members!

(Click here for more information)


WIFT-A has many new and exciting workshops planned for 2006, stay tuned for more information.

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Definition 2006: HDTV Summit

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CBC Newsworld Presents
A Documentary Workshop

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Super 8 Film Workshop (pdf)

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CSIF

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is offering its Spring series of Filmmaking workshops.  Workshops include Camera Operation and Lighting, Screenwriting, Low Budget Special Effects, Editing, Promoting your Work, Hand Processing Super 8 film, Storyboarding and other film production workshops.  For more information call 205-4748 or visit http://www.csif.org/html/spring2006.html.

 

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British Columbia Film (Vancouver)
Robson Arms - First Shots Training Program DVD

an excellent resource tool for those who are interested in learning more about what goes into directing or writing for a prime-time series. More information about what is contained 
on this DVD set can be found on the British Columbia 
Film Website:
www.bcfilm.bc.ca  


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Employment Opportunities

ACTRA Calgary – Administrative Assistant

For more employment resources see our
job board

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Current volunteer opportunities include Box office positions for WIFT-A's First Thursday event May 4th, 2005 from 5:00 PM to 9:00PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the WIFT-A office at [email protected].

We recognize how very busy our members are and as a result are most grateful for your time and efforts. An organization is only as strong as its members and with your help WIFT-A will
continue to thrive and grow as a vital part of the Alberta Industry!
 

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Organization News

Movies That Matter

ACTRA Calgary's 40th Anniversary Party

ACTRA Calgary Film Forum

Calgary Underground Film Festival April 19 - 22, 2006

2006 Calgary ImaginASIAN Film Festival

AMAAS Conference

Pitchfest - Win A $25,000 Trailer Production

EIFF World's Hottest Commercials

NFB looking for shorts (Registration deadline Apr 21)

Hot Docs

(see below for WIFTA member's discount offer)

BANFF World Television Festival Media Releases
 

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Call for Entries

2006 imagineNATIVE Call for Submission

NSI seeks talented TV writer/producer teams

31st annual Toronto International Film Festival

CBC Television - “Great Documentary Proposals”

Vanishing Media Project Submission Call

IMAGO 2006 - Call For Entries

Portland International Short Short Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film Festival

MadCat Film Festival

Telefilm Canada's Calls for Entries
 

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Special Discounts for WIFTA Members

AMPIA Broadcaster Information Sessions
- Free for WIFTA and AMPIA members!

(Click here for more information)


$50 CAD off Hot Docs

Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival and market, will present its 13th annual edition from April 28 to May 7, 2006. An outstanding selection of 100+ documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and more than 1700 international delegates from over 25 countries. This year’s festival includes an intimate onstage discussion with 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Werner Herzog, as well as national spotlights on Japan and France. Hot Docs will once again mount an intensified full roster of professional development and market events for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Toronto Documentary Forum running May 3 & 4, 2006 (separate accreditation required, register by March 16, 2021 for Observer Seats). Participants in last year’s Forum reported having secured a total of $3M in additional funding. Hot Docs has partnered with WIFTA for an exclusive promotion offering members $50 CAD off of the price of an early bird or regular priced Hot Docs Industry Pass. WIFTA will provide you with your three-digit discount code via email ([email protected]). The deadline for early bird registration is March 24, 2006. Visit www.hotdocs.ca for further information on industry events and screenings, and to register online.

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CONTENTS OF THIS PUBLICATION ARE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION ALBERTA MEMBERS ONLY AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED. WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION ALBERTA DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE VALIDITY OF THE POSTINGS. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VERIFY SOURCES BEFORE YOU RESPOND.

WIFT-A would like to thank the following for their generous support: Alberta Foundation for the Arts CFCN through the BCE-CTV Benefits Program Status of Women Canada

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