Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2011

Comments 35 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 6th annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival returns this March with over 45 feature and short-length films, the return of the Digital Media Forum, Awards, Pitching Sessions, Panels, Networking Events, and a special screening of the Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) short film showcase to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th).

Aside from the variety of films the festival provides some excellent networking opportunities at their opening and closing galas as well as the Meet & Greet Event which will take place February 10th at Moxie’s on Davie from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The Meet & Greet is a free event and no RSVP is required.

The Digital Media Forum is a unique event all on its own as well. It’s one full day of panels and discussions focusing on women working in the digital media realm. Sessions include topic like moving forward in social media (what’s next?), making a go of a career in digital media, how to apply these tool to the film and television industry, and more.

Tickets for filmes and events start at $25 (Women in Film members), $35 (non-members) and $80 for whole festival passes. Follow the WIFF blog, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube for additional information.

To celebrate the film festival Rosoee Indian Kitchen has offered up an amazing bounty of prizes for my readers. Rasoee is a new eat-in or take-out Indian restaurant on Robson Street (at Hamilton) and they are also the caterers/sponsors of the Women in Film Festival’s opening reception. I have the following prizes to give away:

Spotlight Gala
Two tickets to the Opening Night screening of Black Field, gala reception tickets
Saturday March 5, 2011Schedule
Two tickets to a screening of The Neighbour
Two tickets to a screening of Leave Them Laughing
Sunday March 6, 2011Schedule
Two tickets to a Our Journeys – Narrative Shorts Part 2 with Talkback
Two tickets to a screening of A Window Looking In & Sisters in Arms
Two tickets to a screening of Amazon Falls

All winners will also receive a gift certificate for lunch or dinner at Rasoee. Here’s how you can enter to win tickets and a complimentary meal at Rasoee:

  • Leave a comment on this post with the name of a film showing at the WIFF (either one that’s listed above or another as listed on the festival’s website) – (1 entry)
  • Leave a comment on the Miss604 Facebook Contest Tab with a name of a WIFF 2011 film (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win @VWIFF2011 tickets from @Rasoee & @Miss604

    I will draw all 6 winners (at random, from all combined entries) on Friday, February 25th at 12:00pm.

    Update The winners are: @JillianWalker (A Window Looking In & Sisters in Arms), Larry (Opening Night), @JustinneRamirez (Leave Them Laughing), Heather Lindsay (Amazon Falls), Nicole L (Neighbour), Judith (Narratives on Sunday).

    Update I have a pass to the Digital Media Forum to give away as well. This takes place Friday, March 4th from 9:30am until 5:30pm. If you would like to enter to win, please add a comment to this post or post the following on Twitter (all other entries will also be counted).

    I entered to win @VWIFF2011 Digital Media Forum tickets from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner tomorrow, Tuesday March 1st at 12:00pm.

    Update The Digital Media Forum winner is Sarah.

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    35 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Kristina BergMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 11:34am PST

      I love to win stuff! Your site rocks.

    2. MICHELLE JONESMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 11:37am PST

      Amazon Falls! This is such a fabulous year for women in film!

    3. Nicole LMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

      The Neighbour is a movie that’s going to be shown!

    4. MaryMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 12:33pm PST

      Black Field <3

    5. JenMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 2:45pm PST

      The Neighbour looks like an interesting move to see 🙂

    6. SanazMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 2:50pm PST

      I’d like to checkout The Neighbour, love film festivals

    7. Heather LindsayMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 4:21pm PST

      Amazon Falls

    8. ChristineMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 4:59pm PST

      Leave Them laughing 🙂

    9. DeeAnnMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 6:24pm PST

      I want to go to Black Field and the gala! (They all sound good though!)

    10. HarjitMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 8:38pm PST

      Ooo love comedies “Leave them Laughing” sounds fun!! 🙂

    11. Aileen ReardonMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 8:57pm PST

      Cedar and Bamboo looks interesting and sounds similar to my families heritage.

    12. AnikaMonday, February 21st, 2011 — 11:56pm PST

      Nice contest! Would love to see Amazon Falls as I missed it at VIFF!

    13. Michelle WilliamsonTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 7:19am PST

      Leaving them Laughing!

    14. AlyshaTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      Amazon Falls! Sounds amazing!

    15. JustinneTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:02am PST

      Leave Them Laughing! (would love to see it too!)

    16. Moira AikenheadTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:16am PST

      Leave them Laughing 🙂

    17. JennyTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 11:58am PST


    18. JewelsTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 12:21pm PST

      The Neighbour

    19. DavinaTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 2:04pm PST

      Amazon Falls looks interesting!

    20. TaraTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 3:42pm PST

      Leave them Laughing! 🙂

    21. AkemiTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 4:45pm PST

      The Neighbour

    22. BrendaTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 9:34pm PST

      I’d like to watch Leave Them Laughing because I missed it at VIFF!

    23. TracyTuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 10:10pm PST

      Would love to see “Leave Them Laughing”!

    24. JudithWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 6:10am PST

      GHOST NOISE may be the most poetic film title showing at WIFF.

    25. VanessaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 8:26am PST

      The neighbour

    26. Larry ChampouxWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:43pm PST

      Black Field

    27. Elena PThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 9:32am PST

      Amazon Falls, missed it at VIFF. Thanks!

    28. CathyThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 2:33pm PST

      “The Neighbour” sounds like an interesting movie. There’s not enough roles for women in film, so I love what WIFF does. Fantastic!

    29. LyndseyThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 3:28pm PST

      Black Field. So great to have women in film as the spotlight!

    30. JenThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 3:53pm PST

      All the movies sound fantastic. Would be happy to see any of them!

    31. SarahThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 4:22pm PST

      Amazon Falls looks good… I would love to go with my friend Danielle, who is a young woman starting out in the film industry.

    32. Farrah AvivaFriday, February 25th, 2011 — 10:10am PST

      I hope it’s not too late to leave a post!! I”m very excited for the WIFF! Black Field sounds great! 🙂

    33. LindaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 1:29pm PST

      Sisters in Arms looks good 🙂 Thanks for the contests!

    34. EricaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:38pm PST

      Amazon Falls!

    35. nocalTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:08am PST

      Great Prize!

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