The 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF) is jam-packed with 5 feature and over 50 short films, the return of the Digital Media Forum on March 4, Pitching Sessions, Panels, Networking Events, and a special screening to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th.
The Opening Night Film on March 4 is Danishka Esterhazy’s Black Field, a pioneer-days love triangle story that won Best Canadian Feature at the 2010 Female Eye Film Festival and Best Picture at the 2010 New Hope Film Festival. The Spotlight Awards hosted by Amanda Tapping, Legacy Awards, and $100,000 in-kind Women in the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award presentations will take place before the screening.
Other films of note include the first Aboriginal Short Film Showcase, Oscar-winning Director John Zaritsky’s Leave Them Laughing (nominated for a Genie Award), TORA, featuring David Suzuki in his first acting role, and Amazon Falls, a feature about a fading B-movie actress by award-winning Vancouver Director Katrin Bowen.
The festival runs March 4-6, 2011 at the Vancity Theatre with a special screening at Langara College on March 8. Tickets and info are available at www.Womeninfilm.ca. Discounts apply for members of Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV).