Submissions Open for Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Posted Sunday 10 Aug 2014


March 5th - 8th, 2015

Now in its 10th year, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival showcases an impressive line-up of short, mid-length and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world.

The four-day celebration is organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver, a not-for-profit society founded in 1989 to advocate for, celebrate and promote women working in screen-based media.

The festival screens films of all lengths and genres and all films screened have women in at least three of the key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2012 are eligible.

As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events and a screenplay competition. 

The festival pays exhibition fees and all films are entered to win cash awards. 

Submission deadlines:  Early bird:  August 15th, Regular:  September 15th, Late: October 15th

For further details visit and to submit visit: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/cgi/page.cgi/FilmFest.html


 

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New CEO at Greenstone

Posted Sunday 10 Aug 2014

Greenstone TV and owners CJZ  announced the appointment of Richard Driver to the position of Managing Director of New Zealand's Greenstone TV. Richard replaces founder and MD John Harris.

" I am enthusiastic and energized by the prospect of working with the team at Greenstone TV. The company has a wealth of experience and a successful track record of producing hit shows for New Zealand & Australian audiences. That drive to create fresh and exciting content for local & international viewers will stand as a key priority for Greenstone TV." -Richard Driver

Richard has over twenty-five years experience across a diverse range of roles in the industry. Starting on-air at TVNZ as the host of its flagship music show 'Radio With Pictures'.  He quickly became an adept producer and director which led to the beginning of a successful career as both Managing Director and Executive Producer for New Zealand production companies Maxwell (1995-1997), Screentime NZ (1997-2001) & Visionary (2001-2006) - a company he co-founded in 2001. Richard was responsible for launching the Documentary Channel on New Zealand's Sky digital platform, which he later sold (2010) to the BBC.  As a non-fiction content producer he has delivered programmes for New Zealand's TVNZ, TV3, Prime, Maori and C4 channels, Australia's Seven and Ten networks, BBC Worldwide & Ireland's RTE broadcaster. His music, youth and documentary programmes have featured at film & TV festivals in Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand and have received numerous awards and nominations locally and internationally.