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Newsletter Archives: February 2006

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 March 2nd for this month's First Thursday 
Film Screening of Selling Innocence
 
When: Reception at 5:00, Screening at 6:00, 
followed by Q & A  

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

Admission:$5.00


More info
 

Celebrate International Women’s Day,
March  8, 2006 with WIFT-A’s
Short Film Showcase

In a unique international initiative, seven outstanding short films by women have been
brought together for a simultaneous worldwide
one-day screening event to coincide with International Women’s Day on
March 8, 2021 at 7:30pm in Calgary and Edmonton. The global goal of this day is to recognize women and inspire them to achieve their full potential, and Women in Film and Television Alberta is excited to be presenting locally this Short Film Showcase as a tribute to women and the craft of filmmaking.
More info

 

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MEMBER NEWS

You are invited to attend a screening of some of the 
BEST of herland's IN:Camera workshop productions!
 

It will be held at the John Dutton Theatre at the W.R.Castell Public Library downtown on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. There will be a Q&A afterwards with a variety of the filmmakers.

Please come out and support the production of this year's Vagina Monologues (in conjunction with V-Day www.vday.org) and this year's herland Feminist Film and Video Festival (http://herlandfestival.com).

For more information, please reply to [email protected] or call 403-554-6249, Crazy Lady Productions.

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Deb Green (Deb Green Casting) is currently co-casting the 
CBC miniseries EVEREST for Alberta Filmworks and Stagedoor Productions.  It's scheduled to begin shooting April 2, 2006 in Calgary, Toronto and Europe.  Deb is also pleased to announce that she is now fully caught up on sleep after a non-stop three-month stint as Canadian Casting Director for THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES this past fall, adding that her recovery has been helped along nicely by the success of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, where she also worked as Canadian Casting Director. Deb would like to wish everyone inner peace and prosperity this coming year.

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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

CRA/CAVCO Workshop

WIFT-A in conjunction with AMPIA present:

A professional development seminar featuring representatives from CAVCO and Revenue Canada (CRA) discussing proposed and implemented changes to the Income Tax Act which will have implications for Canadian producers. This is your chance to meet the experts in person and have your questions answered. Click here for more details.

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

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Studioworks Film School - Free Workshops

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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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Women in Film & Video New England
- Tax Planning workshop


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Employment Opportunities

Madeleine Sanam Foundation

Regan Productions

For more employment opportunities see our
job board

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Current volunteer opportunities include Box office positions for WIFT-A's First Thursday event March 2, 2021 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!

If you're interested in volunteering, click on the committee and send a note to the committee chair:

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Organization News

Hot Docs (see below for WIFTA member's discount offer)

Pitchfest (see below for WIFTA member's discount offer)

Agora Films International Inc. Reel Network event

BANFF and CTV Present CTV Canadian Documart

Canadian Film Centre

FAVA presents Bob Wiseman

 

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Call for Entries

Definition 2006 BNMI Digital Media Festival

Edmonton Women's Film Festival (Click on submissions)

Kids World Film Festival

Telefilm Canada's Calls for Entries
 

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Special Discounts for WIFTA Members

Pitchfest - Hurry offer ends March 1

$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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