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By Posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Friday the 13th Bingo Fundrasier


Click Here To Buy Tickets Online

Date: May 13th
Location: The Elks Lodge, 31 Carpasian Rd

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, tickets include seven bingo cards and a bingo dabber. You will be able to up your chances of going home with a prize by buying additional cards at the event. There will be a cash bar.

There will be over $3,000 in prizes up for grabs, including:

A Grand Prize of $500 Cold Hard Cash

The G&T Lover’s Prize: A bottle of Hendricks Gin and The Third Place Tonic, a $100 The Party Bus Gift Certificate, a $25 Starbucks Gift Card and a $15 Milestones Gift Card

The Golf Time Prize: Two Passes to a 18 hole game of golf at Pippy Park Golf Club, a dress Shirt from William L Chafe & Son Ltd, a camping candle and a dozen Iceberg beer

The Do You Prize: $120 Hair Factory Gift Certificate, a $50 Newfoundland Chocolate Company gift basket, a $50 NLC Gift Certificate and two bags of Jumping Bean Coffee 

The Home Entertainment Prize: A 32″ Smart TV donated by the Electronic Products Recycling Association, a $50 Jungle Jim’s Gift Certificate, popcorn and kids games.

The Night Out Prize: 8 dozen beer and a $100 gift certificate for the Party Bus

Food Lover’s Prize: $300.00 in Sobeys Gift Cards, donated by Sobeys

The Spa Prize: $200 in products from John Jacques Salon, an Avon Gift basket (Bubble Bath, Foot Works Mask, Foot Works Cream, Candles, Natural Kids Shampoo/Conditioner, Natural Kids Body Wash/Bubble Bath and a $50 Gift Certificate Sound Salon.

Film Lover’s Prize: Ten bottles of wine and Two MUN Cinema Fall passes

And more!

Playing bingo won’t be your only opportunity to score on Friday the 13th, we will also be selling tickets on a 50/50!

Comedian and sketch comedy writer, Amanda Bulman will host SJIWFF’s Friday the 13th Bingo. She’s opened for Eugene Mirman at the Halifax Pop Explosion and Cheryl Hann of PicnicFace. She also founded Halifax’s first all-female comedy ensemble, That Time of the Month, and the celebrated I Panic stand-up comedy and storytelling series. She’s worked with Ghost with a Knife, an improv and sketch troupe based in Nova Scotia, and her film credits include voice work on Emily of New Moon and Bobby’s Peace. Amanda recently won WIFT-At and PUnk Films’ 1k Wave Award which will allow her to make a short documentary called, “The First Five Minutes” about amateur comics. In St. John’s, she runs the Holy Grail Donut Pop-up.










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By Posted on: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

National Canadian Film Day Screening of Ninth Floor


Where: NIFCO, 40 Kings Rd
When: 7:00pm
Admission: Free

In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF), the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative (NIFCO) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are partnering to show the feature length documentary Ninth Floor and the animated short film If I Was God. 


Ninth Floor
Director: Mina Shum
Run time: 1h 21 min

In 1969, to protest the administration’s mishandling of racist accusations towards a professor, students at Sir George Williams University occupied a ninth floor computer lab.

If I Was God
Animator: Cordell Barker
Run time: 8 mins

In this short animated film, a Grade 7 boy’s mind starts to wander while dissecting a frog in Biology class. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers? Would you use them for good? For bad? Perhaps a little of both? The possibilities seem endless. Oh to have the power to toy with life and death, to create monsters who can punish those who torment him daily, or better yet, to create that one perfect day with Lily, the love of his 12-year-old life!

If I Was God is the latest offering from two-time Oscar®-nominated animator (The Cat Came Back, Strange Invaders) and long-time NFB collaborator Cordell Barker.

Click here to see the trailer for If I Was God on the NFB website.

Check out Cordell Barker’s Animation Master Class on the NFB website here.

Learn more about National Canadian Film Day here.

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