Women in Film Festival 2010

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend is the 20th annual Women in Film & Television Festival. Each year there are screenings, workshops, and plenty of social opportunities to mingle with movers and shakers from the West Coast.

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As proven by Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award for Best Director on March 7th, women thrive in front of and behind the camera.

The festival features a weekend of short films from 35 first time and veteran female filmmakers produced in countries such as New Zealand, Egypt, USA, Saudi Arabia and Canada. This stellar line-up of short documentaries, animation, drama, and a feature film also includes the presentation of two major filmmaker awards, pitching sessions, free filmmaker industry panels, and exhibitor showcase with networking lunch presentations from local industry companies.

Things kick off Saturday April 17th at 7:00pm with Opening Night at the Vancity Theatre. Earlier in the day there will be an exhibitor showcase from 9:30am – 4:30pm and then again on Sunday from 9:30am until 3:00pm. There will also be panels from 4:00pm – 5:30pm on Saturday and again on Sunday April 18th from 10:00am until 11:30am.

Let’s not forget the actual film screenings as well, which will take place both Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the festival is open to the general public all weekend and the exhibitor showcase is free to the public (register at the door).

Ticketed events include the screenings, the panels, the opening reception and the awards ceremony. You can purchase tickets for these events online or pick up a full festival pass.

I have two Festival Passes to give away which will get you and a friend into all of the film screenings this weekend. If you would like to enter to win the passes, please leave a comment or re-tweet the following:

Enter to win two passes to the Women in Film Festival this weekend from @Miss604 http://tinyurl.com/yyo2th5

This will be a quick contest and the passes are getting printed up for this weekend as we speak. I’ll run this until tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

Update The winner of the passes is Brenda, congratulations! Unfortunately I didn’t have a working email address for the 1st winner drawn.

Fine print: Approximate value of each pass is $45.

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  1. JENNYWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 4:27pm PDT

    ooo so exciting!

  2. EmmaWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 4:30pm PDT

    I’d love to attend the Festival!

  3. sharinWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 5:01pm PDT

    I would love to go! Pls enter me into the contest!

  4. BrendaWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 7:39pm PDT

    I went to see a film at the Women in Film festival last year and really loved it. Hope to go again this year!(sorry I commented in the wrong post earlier!)

  5. AnneWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 8:05pm PDT

    Looks like it would be fun.

  6. katie reitsmaWednesday, April 14th, 2010 — 10:21pm PDT

    ooo count me in for this contest please!

  7. SandyThursday, April 15th, 2010 — 8:49am PDT

    So far I am only going to a free event so would love to win 🙂

  8. Ethel PitchfordThursday, April 15th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT

    Darn I think I just missed this by 2 minutes.

  9. AmySunday, April 18th, 2010 — 10:54am PDT

    I would love to go! Pls enter me into the contest!

  10. AmySunday, April 18th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

    Darn I think I just missed this by 2 minutes.

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