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:
Two tickets to the Opening Night screening of Black Field, gala reception tickets
Saturday March 5, 2011 – Schedule
Two tickets to a screening of The Neighbour
Two tickets to a screening of Leave Them Laughing
Sunday March 6, 2011 – Schedule
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:
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 will draw one winner tomorrow, Tuesday March 1st at 12:00pm.
Update The Digital Media Forum winner is Sarah.