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WIFT-A June Newsletter (Members Only)

In This Issue:

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

  7. Organization News/Networking

  8. Call for Entries/Submissions
  9. Special Discounts for WIFTA Members

WIFT-A News                                                      

WIFT-A Martini Madness

Join us at the Saltlik Steakhouse
(221 Bear Street, Banff)

Tuesday June 13th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission is a $5 donation to Women in Film & Television Alberta with a chance to win an incredible "Skippingstone" door prize worth $300! Tons of tapas and the first 200 people get a Free Martini!

Open to Banff Delegates or WIFT members only. WIFT-Alberta memberships may be purchased at the door. Sponsored by: CFCN (CTV Television); PMA Skyy Vodka; Calgary Film Commission, Alberta Film Commission, Joe Media, Skippingstone Productions, The Saltlik Steakhouse, and the new Producer Emergence Program.

Click here for your invitation! (jpg)

See below for volunteer opportunities.

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Please note "First Thursday Film Screenings"
will return in the fall.

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MEMBER NEWS

Mystery author Cheryl Kaye Tardif signed a book deal with Kunati Inc. Book Publishers for the release of a 'special revised edition' of her previously published title Whale Song.

Whale Song has already wowed critics and fans. Writer's Digest wrote: "A wonderfully well-written novel...Whale Song would make a wonderful movie." A screenplay is in the works. With a stunning new cover, expanded text and a special dedication, the new Whale Song is sure to be a smash hit when it launches to major distribution and publicity in January 2007.

More information at: http://www.kunati.com

For press and publicity inquiries and to set up an interview with Cheryl, contact:

[email protected]          www.cherylktardif.com

(Forwarded with permission from Kunati Inc. Book Publishers)

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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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SCREENINGS

Movies That Matter

Double-Screening:

The Two Cubas And This Way Out
Somewhere over the rainbow: Homosexual refugees

When:  Monday, June 12, 2006, 7pm
Where: EPCOR CENTRE’s Engineered Air Theatre (in the 200 block on the north side of 9 Ave. SE)
Tickets: $5 students/seniors, $10 adults.
(Tickets at door only) Calgary Dollars Accepted

More Information

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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) invites you to a special screening of the award-winning  documentary film Tsepong: A Clinic Called Hope on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 7:00p.m. at the Uptown Stage &
Screen in Calgary.

Click here for an electronic version of the invitation where you can obtain more information on the screening, and that you can feel free to pass on to colleagues, friends, family, partners, members etc. This event is FREE of charge and open to the  general public, so we hope you can help spread the word and encourage your community to join us in viewing this captivating and moving story of a Canadian medical team working in AIDS-ravaged Lesotho, Africa.

For more information on this event, please call 1-800-230-6349 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

APTN - Programming Officer

For more employment resources see our
job board

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Wanted for the Banff World Television Festival, June 11-14th

Conference Team needs volunteers to assist with their Panels at the 27th Banff World Television Festival in Banff, Alberta.   Hear how creators like Paul Haggis, David Shore (House), Paul Scheuring (Prison Break) and Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris)  got their start in television.   For more information contact Jennifer Harkness at [email protected]

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We are currently looking for volunteers for
WIFT-A's Martini Madness
event
Tuesday June 13th. 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

WIFT-International Film Showcase

WIFT-I Quebecor BANFF Mentorship Award

Herland e-bulletin

Hate Toronto? Toronto Appreciation Day

NSI Global Marketing Training Program

Edmonton International Film Festival

BANFF World Television Festival Media Releases
 

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Call for Entries/Submissions

Hamptons International Film Festival

The Calgary Fringe Film Festival

AV Trust Funding Proposals - MMP

AV Trust Funding Proposals - FFEAP

Portland International Short Short Film Festival

Global Visions Film Festival

NextFest 2006 - 2 Digital Guerrilla Competitions

IMAGO - International Young Film & Video Festival

Strategic Partners Co-Production Market

2006 IPOLC Competition For Production

Women in Film & Video/New England

Telefilm Canada's Calls for Entries
 

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Special Discounts for WIFTA Members

Stay tuned for information on special discounts for WIFTA Members.

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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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