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The St. John's International Women's Film Festival will be heading to Corner Brook to present their seventh annual FRAMED West filmmaking camp  April 23-27, 2018. Led by film mentor Ruth Lawrence and editing mentor Victoria Wells. Additional technical instruction by Peter Buckle. Participants will shoot a new short comedic script, How to Get to Know Someone written by Wanda Nolan.

No previous experience needed. This professional film camp is open to post-secondary students and adults. Registration for the five-day camp is only $25, making it an incredible opportunity for aspiring filmmakers. Limited accommodation in Corner Brook and travel to/from St. John's available.

To register, please email: or call (709) 754-3141. 


Ruth Lawrence
’s work as an actor, writer, and filmmaker has taken  her to Ireland, France, the US, and across Canada. She was part of a mulit-writer/director feature, Hopeless Romantic, to be released in 2018. Her award-winning short Talus & Scree was a national semi-finalist in CBC’s Short Film Face Off, reached #1 in the Short of the Month for February 2015 (with a Best Editor nomination), and was an official selection for the 2014 WIFT International Showcase. Her short films have screened across Canada and the US. Ruth won the 2011 RBC Michelle Jackson Award for Emerging Filmmaker for Two Square Feet, starring Jeanne Beker. She was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s 2011 Artist of the Year and in 2013 was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Since 2014, she has produced three short films and one feature film for Blue Pinion Films: RBC MJ Award winning shorts, Before the War and The TourQuelle Affaire (an iPhone short she also wrote and directed), and is a co-producer with Pope Productions on the feature Hunting Pignut, written and directed by Martine Blue. She is the co-creator and director of the 5-episode webseries Buy the Boards, released March 2014. Ruth is also Artistic Director for White Rooster Theatre.

Victoria Wells is a freelance video editor / photographer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She serves as the Technical Director for the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and has worked with the National Film Board, Nickel Film FestivalNIFCONational Arts Centre of Canada and Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland amongst others.


FRAMED West is presented in partnership with the Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation, Memorial University's Grenfell Campus, the and the College of the North Atlantic's Film and Video Production program.

Visit our FRAMED page to learn more about our film education program.


Casting Call

We are now casting for How to Get to Know Someone, a new short by Wanda Nolan.

How to Get to Know Someone is a comedy about how food is the gateway to knowledge. When a picky eater wants to impress her new girlfriend’s food obsessed Dad, dinner at his house turns out to be a lot more than she can swallow.

EVELYN is in her early 20s. She's flirty, smart, and confident.

JADE is in her early 20s and smitten with Evelyn. She's smart, insecure, and has a need to please.

TED (over 45) is Evelyn's Dad.  He's an extreme foodie. He measures people by their interest in food.

Auditions will be by self tape only and are due via email by 5pm on April 13, 2018.

Filming will take place in Corner Brook, NL. Actors must be available for a read-through on April 23, 2018. Filming will be taking place in Corner Brook on April 25-26, 2018. A small honorarium will be given to the chosen actors.

Please send headshot, acting resume and request for sides for self tape to Nicole at Include “Casting” in the subject line and note which character you would like to audition for.


The film will be screened in Corner Brook for participants and friends on Saturday, April 28, 2018 along with the Films on The Go series. The film will have its official premiere at the 29th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in St. John’s in October 2018.


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