Presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, the Scene and Heard Film Industry Conference has grown considerably since its inception in 2008. Scene and Heard provides important opportunities for filmmakers to network and access in-depth professional development and artistic training following our very successful Film Festival and [Interactive] Film Industry Forum

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2018 Schedule

Please read the events below for details, application forms & ticket information.

The theme to this year’s conference is Women Behind the Camera. We are thrilled to welcome an incredible lineup of featured artists to St. John's. We also extend this invitation to visiting guests.


Women from Atlantic Canada  may apply for Travel Bursaries to help offset costs to attend our Directing or Cinematography masterclasses. This includes anyone living in Newfoundland & Labrador beyond the greater St. John's region. Details are included on the masterclass application forms.




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."