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All workshops are $20 regular and $15 for students and seniors except Film Editing with Justin Simms and the Sim Digital Camera workshops, which are $60/$50; the NLFDC Firestarter Business Affairs workshop, which is $75; and The Art of Adaptation, which is $25/$20. Non-workshop events — screenings, the Rae Spoon concert, and the reading with Ann Shin and Riddle Fence, and the local shorts — are individually priced (or free!). See descriptions below for those prices. All tickets are available through the RCA Box Office.

Check out the poster of the full schedule here.

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Friday, March 7

Rae Spoon Live at the LSPU Hall
Polaris-nominated indie country/folk/electro/pop superstar Rae Spoon hits the Hall for a mind-blowing solo performance.
8pm, LSPU Hall
Tickets are $17 for regular admission and $12 for students and seniors.

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Saturday, March 8

We Shoot, We Score: Film Score Composing with Rae Spoon
Mark Bragg, Alison Corbett, Joanna Barker and Matthew J. Thompson compose for three short scenes from “My Prairie Home” and discuss the art of film scoring with Rae Spoon.
1pm-4pm, LSPU Hall (Cox & Palmer Second Space)

Firestarter Business Affairs with Colette Johnson-Vosberg
Co-presented with the NLFDC and NIFCO
Colette Johnson-Vosberg, veteran of Global TV, Telefilm Canada, and ZoomerMedia Television, talks budgets, funding, rights, pitching and much more. Continues on March 9th.
*pre-registration is required, please email LAURA CHURCHILL at laura@nlfdc.ca
10am-4pm, NIFCO

Film screening: My Prairie Home
followed by a Q&A with film subject Rae Spoon
This masterful musical-documentary about Canadian transgender singer-songwriter Rae Spoon, directed by Chelsea McMullan, premiered at Sundance this year.
6pm International Women’s Day reception (with cake!)
7pm screening
LSPU Hall
Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $12 for students/seniors

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Sunday, March 9

Sim Digital Camera Workshop: Sony F55 & Canon C300
Sim Digital offers a hands-on look at two cameras leading the industry.
10:00am-4:00pm, LSPU Hall (Cox & Palmer Second Space)
Lunch provided. *If you would like lunch at this event, please purchase your ticket by 11am on March 8th. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email jenn@womensfilmfestival.com by 11am on March 8th.

Firestarter Business Affairs with Colette Johnson-Vosberg
Co-presented with the NLFDC and NIFCO
Colette Johnson-Vosberg, veteran of Global TV, Telefilm Canada, and ZoomerMedia Television, talks budgets, funding, rights, pitching and much more.
*pre-registration is required, please email LAURA CHURCHILL at laura@nlfdc.ca
10am-4pm, NIFCO

Film screening: The Silk Road Of Pop
Beer, comfy chairs and a doc about the vibrant music scene along China’s ancient Silk Road? Cheers!
8-10pm, The Ship Inn
FREE!

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Friday, March 14

Reading with Ann Shin + Riddle Fence
Ann Shin presents poetry from The Family China (Brick Books) and invites audience members to smash their emotional heirlooms. With Iain McCurdy and Sharon King-Campbell, and co-presented with Riddle Fence.
8-10pm, Eastern Edge Gallery
FREE!

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Saturday, March 15

Film Marketing + Publicity with Andrea Cooper of Tack Marketing
Film’s done? Get it out there.
10am-12pm, NIFCO

Multi-Platform Storytelling with Ann Shin
Ann Shin, award-winning director of SJIWFF24 alum “The Defector,” helps you tell your story using many different media.
1-4pm, NIFCO

Local Shorts + Ides of March Afterparty
A rare chance to see shorts made through our RBC MJ Award and NIFCO’s Picture Start and First Time Filmmaker programs, followed by a free killer dance party with DJs Cara Lewis and Danielle Bailey.
Shorts start at 8pm, dance party starts at 10pm, Eastern Edge Gallery
Tickets are $10 for the screening, and the dance party is FREE!

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Sunday, March 16

Short Film Script Writing with Ruth Atkinson
Los Angeles’ Ruth Atkinson is the best. Period. Your script will thank you.
10am-12pm, NIFCO

A Novel Idea: The Art of Adaptation
Barbara Doran, Kevin Major, Deanne Foley and Roger Maunder will discuss the fine points of writing screenplays from novels.
Lunch provided.
*If you would like lunch at this event, please purchase your ticket by 11am on March 15th. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email jenn@womensfilmfestival.com by 11am on March 15th.
12:30pm-2:30pm, NIFCO

One-on-One Script Consultations with Ruth Atkinson
If you have a script written or in process, you want Ruth to look at it. Please register with Jenn Brown at jenn@womensfilmfestival.com.
*Please register in advance by emailing jenn@womensfilmfestival.com and include a short bio of yourself/your work. Successful applicants will be contacted via email.
3-5pm, NIFCO

Film Editing with Justin Simms
Learn how to digitize and import footage, work with a timeline, splice and much more.
10am-5pm, Best Boy Studios, Mount Pearl