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By Posted on: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Walrus Subscription Contest!

The Walrus, Canada’s favourite general interest magazine, wants you to have a subscription for free!!

Enter for a chance to win a free one-year subscription to The Walrus!
Leave a comment below with your name! A winner will be announced on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5pm.
Only comments made on this blog post will be eligible for the draw.

Also, The Walrus is coming to town!!

This September, The Walrus has organized a special event at The Rooms (9 Bonaventure Ave.) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

As part of The Walrus Talks series, The Rooms in St. John’s will be hosting an event on The Art of Conversation featuring Walrus Talks by:
Former host of Canada AM Seamus O’Regan
General Rick Hillier
Fixt Point’s Lisa Marie DiLiberto
Author Lisa Moore
Poet and writer Michael Crummey
War Child’s Samantha Nutt
Poet Mustafa Ahmed
And more!

This event is taking place on Septeber 25, 2014 at 7:30pm.
For more information about the event itself or getting tickets for the event, visit the Walrus Talks page.

….Oh, and you can drop by the office here at 28 Cochrane Street to pick up your Film Lover’s Lottery Ticket… Just sayin’.

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By Posted on: Friday, August 8th, 2014

[Interactive] Industry Film Forum + Call for submissions for the Incubator Project

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August 7th, 2014, St. John’s - In celebration of their 25th anniversary, and in response to the changing film and television industry, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) has revamped their Industry Film Forum, the province’s flagship industry event.

Taking shape this year as the [Interactive] Industry Film Forum, the SJIWFF is working with the Newfoundland & Labrador Interactive Alliance to unite the film and interactive communities, and expand the reach of their professional development workshops to people making films, web series, apps, video games, and everything in between.

Audiences are reaching to new platforms for their favourite stories. In response, many new funding opportunities in the film and television sector now require interactive and digital components. Web-based interactive films, web series, and companion apps for films and television shows are quickly changing how audiences are engaged, and how stories are told.

From October 14th to the 18th, 2014, the [Interactive] Industry Film Forum will bring some of the country’s leading film, television and digital media creators to St. John’s for a series of panels, workshops, networking opportunities, pitch sessions and project consultations. The groundbreaking event will help bridge the gap between the local filmmaking and digital content industries, and strengthen those industries’ connections and skills.

The SJIWFF will also be soliciting four interactive or web-based projects created by women from across Atlantic Canada for the inaugural [Interactive] Incubator Project (IIP). The creators of these projects will come to St. John’s to participate in the [Interactive] Industry Film Forum, where they will be matched with local and visiting industry experts for project consultations, networking and advice. At the end of the Forum, the creators will have the option to pitch their projects to producers from organizations like NFB/Interactive and iThentic.

They will also participate in the Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM), facilitated by award-winning WIDC Producer, Carol Whiteman. Through the WIDC CAM, they will receive tailored pre-coaching to help them articulate their career goals and project concepts in preparation for their meetings with selected interactive experts and mentors throughout the festival. The CAM is part of the WIDC OutReach Initiative Program powered by NBCUniversal.

William F. White International Inc. will give selected creators a certificate for $1,000 towards the rental of their equipment. Winners will also receive passes for the Collide Creative Technology Conference (October 21-24) and an invitation to participate in their Women In Tech Networking Event and Birds of a feather mini-presentation.

For more information or to apply, visit our IIP page or contact:
Jenn Brown, Industry Liaison
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
jenn@womensfilmfestival.com
709.754.3141.

 

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