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By Posted on: Friday, April 10th, 2015

SJIWFF and Community Foundation of NL Launch WFF Silver Fund Supporting Film Activities in Newfoundland and Labrador


ST. JOHN’S, April 10, 2015 – To mark 25 years of supporting women filmmakers and celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador arts and culture, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is joining forces with the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) to create an endowment fund for the Festival. Announced as part of SJIWFF’s 25th Anniversary Opening Night Gala last October, the new WFF Silver Fund will provide assistance for the Festival’s activities including screenings of award-winning films throughout the year, cutting-edge training workshops and development opportunities for local filmmakers, mentorship for emerging women directors and hands-on training in filmmaking for Newfoundland and Labrador youth. An agreement establishing the Fund was signed between the two organizations this week.

By creating the fund under the CFNL umbrella, the Festival will benefit from the experience and expertise of Newfoundland and Labrador’s province-wide community foundation, which was founded in 2002. A community foundation is a vehicle that helps individuals, businesses, and community organizations establish endowment funds as permanent community resources. CFNL, a member of Community Foundations of Canada, holds over $1.2 million in endowed assets and has distributed more than $400,000 in grant funding to a wide range of causes across the province.

“After 25 years, our Festival has become a vital part of the local arts and culture scene”, says SJIWFF Chair, Noreen Golfman. “We decided that it was time to help secure the future of our broad range of activities by creating a long-term endowment and the Community Foundation is the perfect partner to help us make that happen.”

“We are delighted to partner with the Festival to establish the WFF Silver Fund,” says CFNL Chair, Jennifer Guy. “We recognize that a thriving arts scene is part of what makes a community a great place to live, and we see the establishment of this fund as a continuation of our mission to support the arts in our province.”

To launch the WFF Silver Fund, 25 individual and corporate donors will be invited to become founding members of the endowment by providing tax-receipted gifts of $2,500, either in one year or spread over 5 years. Fundraising for the endowment will be an ongoing activity for the Festival’s Board of Directors.

For more information:
Sarah Smellie
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
(709) 754-3141 •

Ainsley Hawthorn
Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 753-9899 •

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By Posted on: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

We Were Wolves and the Ultimate Egg Hunt

All proceeds from this film screening will be given to the Ultimate Egg Hunt Fun Run, a charity event that raises money for young adults undergoing chemotherapy.

Last October, Festival goers joined the #wolfpack! Coming up in just a few short weeks, we’re giving St. John’s another chance to see the first feature film by award-winning local filmmaker, Jordan Canning.

We Were Wolves
April 28, 2015
LSPU HALL • 8PM • $15/$12 students & seniors
Q&A with Steve Cochrane, co-writer and star of We Were Wolves, following the screening
Tickets will be available through the LSPU Hall Box Office soon.

After the death of Jack, their father, two estranged brothers return to the family cottage to sort through his possessions. Over the course of three days, they must learn to let go of the man they mythologized and accept responsibility for the men they have become.

Me and My Moulton [NFB]
Prior to the feature presentation, we will be showing this Oscar nominated short animation, written and directed by Torill Kove. Torill’s work has been recognized by the Academy three times, and her short film The Danish Poet won her an Oscar in 2007!

Watch the video below to learn more about the characters in Me and My Moulton.

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