The Scene and Heard Film Industry Conference has grown considerably since its inception in 2008. Sprouted as a way to celebrate International Women’s Day with a single film screening, it is now a multi-day series of workshops, film screenings and panels every spring, as well as an important opportunity for filmmakers to connect and build work relationships following our very successful Film Festival and [Interactive] Industry Film Forum each Fall.

The mandate of Scene and Heard is simple: to advance emerging and established filmmakers through professional development training and networking.

Covering many aspects of the film, television and interactive worlds, this conference improves the export-readiness of film in Newfoundland and Labrador and instills filmmakers and creators with the knowledge and edge to further their careers and to create new work across various platforms.





Wanda Nolan, Filmmaker
"In order to learn and grow my craft as a filmmaker, I need professional development. Scene and Heard is one of the few opportunities I have in this province to access quality education in my field."


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Martine Blue, Filmmaker (Hunting Pignut)
"I feel incredibly fortunate to get to practice my craft in this province.  Over the last seven years, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival has been instrumental in my development as an artist as well as in the advancement of my career."



Ruth Atkinson, Script Consultant (USA)
"While in St. John’s I’ve given sessions on theme, character, story and plot development, outlining, process, writing short films and pitching. Over the years I have consistently found the St. John’s community to be a truly unique group of filmmakers. Across the board they are talented, creative, supportive, nurturing of each other’s work, and excellent collaborators."



Justin Simms, Filmmaker
"Post production is a vital topic to content creators everywhere, as all projects are dependent on technology and an organized post-production plan. I thought our talk was wide-ranging across many key areas, like video editing, sound recording, and how to approach the post production process in an organized, managed way that will help you be creative."