Masculinity – a subject for International Women’s Day

“Be a man.”

What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? What if you don’t identify as either?

As we grow up, we all face ideas about what we need to do to fit in, and who we need to be.

How can we all stay true to ourselves and negotiate what the world is telling us to be?

The Mask You Live In is a new documentary from Miss Representation director Jennifer Siebel Newsom that looks at the confining stereotypes that boys are exposed to as they become men.

At the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival we work hard in the fight against harmful ideas about women and femininity. We know it’s a piece of a larger conversation, and it’s a conversation we need to have. So we’re excited to be co-presenting a screening of this doc on Sunday, March 8 — International Women’s Day. The screening will be a co-presentation with the Men’s Outreach Committee of the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre.

LSPU Hall – 7pm – Buy Tickets Here

By Posted on: Friday, October 31st, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Film Lover’s Lottery Winners!

Congratulations to our 2014 Film Lover’s Lottery Winners!
Thank you immensely to all who supported the Festival and RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmakers fund this year.

The 2014 Lotto prizes and winners were:

Director’s Prize: Jenifer Soper

A MAXXIM Vacations trip for two to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival including airfare, hotel for five nights, and tickets to the TIFF Closing Night Gala, provided by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

Prize value: $3,000

Writer’s Prize: Kerry Gamberg

A 32GB white iPad tablet with Smart Cover, provided by Optimized Risk and Insurance Ltd.

Prize value: $600

Producer’s Prize: Trudy Wilson

A one night stay, including dinner and breakfast, at Fisher’s Loft in Port Rexton, Trinity Bay.

Prize value: $300

Actor’s Prize: Elaine Hann

A dinner for two at Raymonds restaurant, provided by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

Prize value: $300

Film Buff’s Prize: Melissa Carrera

Two full passes to the 26th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and the 2014 – 2015 MUN Cinema Series.

Prize value: $340

Ticket Seller’s Prize (awarded to the person who sells the most tickets): Philomena Brown, who sold 64 tickets!

A $100 NLAC gift card, and a silver St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival 25th
anniversary pendant, hand-crafted by master goldsmith Jan Peterknecht.

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