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Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011 — 11:26am PDT
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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.

    Current contests on


    1. I love to win stuff! Your site rocks.

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

    3. Nicole L says:

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

    4. Mary says:

      Black Field <3

    5. Jen says:

      The Neighbour looks like an interesting move to see ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Sanaz says:

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

    7. Heather Lindsay says:

      Amazon Falls

    8. Christine says:

      Leave Them laughing ๐Ÿ™‚

    9. DeeAnn says:

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

    10. Harjit says:

      Ooo love comedies “Leave them Laughing” sounds fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    11. Aileen Reardon says:

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

    12. Anika says:

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

    13. Michelle Williamson says:

      Leaving them Laughing!

    14. Alysha says:

      Amazon Falls! Sounds amazing!

    15. Justinne says:

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

    16. Moira Aikenhead says:

      Leave them Laughing ๐Ÿ™‚

    17. Jenny says:


    18. Jewels says:

      The Neighbour

    19. Davina says:

      Amazon Falls looks interesting!

    20. Tara says:

      Leave them Laughing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    21. Akemi says:

      The Neighbour

    22. Brenda says:

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

    23. Tracy says:

      Would love to see “Leave Them Laughing”!

    24. Judith says:

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

    25. Vanessa says:

      The neighbour

    26. Larry Champoux says:

      Black Field

    27. Elena P says:

      Amazon Falls, missed it at VIFF. Thanks!

    28. Cathy says:

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

    29. Lyndsey says:

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

    30. Jen says:

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

    31. Sarah says:

      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 Aviva says:

      I hope it’s not too late to leave a post!! I”m very excited for the WIFF! Black Field sounds great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    33. Linda says:

      Sisters in Arms looks good ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the contests!

    34. Erica says:

      Amazon Falls!

    35. nocal says:

      Great Prize!

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