Canada does it for the Gurlz...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Check out this Variety article which details a National Film Board of Canada initiative to allot half of its production spending to female-directed films... pop the link into your browser and read on...

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/national-film-board-of-canada-commits-50-of-production-budget-to-films-by-women-1201725856/

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WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL (WIFTI) ANNOUNCES 11th ANNUAL SHOWCASE WINNERS

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

2016 Women in Film & Television International Short Film Showcase

Check out the NZ finalist from WIFT New Zealand, Director, Pat Robins for Food For Thought. We congratulations Pat for being part of the 11th Anniversary of the Showcase which was celebrated on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016 by WIFTI Chapters all over the world. The WIFTI SHORT-CASE is a powerful demonstration of of Chapters' members creativity, vision and artistry.  Founded in 2004, the Short-Case presents selected films from WIFTI Chapters around the world; some of the recent Short-Case short films have been nominated for Academy Awards, received distribution deals and garnered recognition internationally.  WIFTI encourages unique points of view and storytelling that focus on subjects/issues that concern women.

2016 WINNERS FOR WIFTI SHORT-CASE

WINNER:  BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie)
Minnesota WIFT | Director: Dawn Mikkelson | Shaping The Public

Synopsis: A story of how a determined diverse group of artists (from graffiti artists to acrobats) occupied a vacant lot in urban Caracas, Venezuela resulting in the Tiuna el Fuerte Cultural Park. This park, embedded in a community known for its druglords and poverty, is now home to a thriving arts scene receiving national and international acclaim.

WINNER:  BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie)
WIFT Louisiana | Director: Victoria Greene | Monster In The Bayou

Synopsis: A documentary, Monster in the Bayou is about a peaceful community located deep in the Louisiana swamps, and the giant sinkhole lurking, and threatening.

WINNER:  BEST ANIMATION
WIFT Germany | Director: Zainab Zaher | I Want To Be Shahmama

Synopsis: "I want to be Shahmama" based on true stories of two girls who were raped in 2014 Afghanistan.

WINNER:  BEST NARRATION
WIFV Washington DC | Director: Monda Webb | Zoo (Volkerschau)

Synopsis: "Zoo (Volkerschau)" is about a day in the life of an African Girl on display for the first time in a Human Zoo in 1958. Zoo is based on a photo taken at the World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium. It has won 7 U.S. and International Film Festival Awards including awards from Spain and Indonesia for Best Short (film), Best Script, Excellence Award and other categories.

2016 FINALISTS

Bay Area WIFM | Director: Eve Edelson | The Bunny Man
FCTV Paris | Director: Sara Lelouch | It's Caviar
Kansas City WIFT | Director: Meagan Flynn | Tipping Point
Minnesota WIFT | Director: Dawn Mikkelson | Shaping The Public
New Mexico WIF | Director: Ilana Lapid | La Catrina
New York WIFT | Director: Thais Drassinower | Memories Of The Sea
Tennessee WIFM | Director: Sheyla Paz Hicks | Who You Are (Quien Eres Tu)
WFTV UK | Director: Nicola Hosking | Stay With Me
WIF Chicago | Director: Oriana Oppice | The Bench Project: Lost and Found
WIF Dallas | Director: Liz Franke | Treading Water
WIF Los Angeles | Director: Whitney Clinkscales | Hush
WIF Portland | Director: Micah Vanderhoof | Dreamgirl
WIF Seattle | Director: Laila Kazmi | When Music is Medicine
WIF Tampa | Director: Christina Reynolds | Between
WIFT Alberta | Director: Pina Robinson | Old Country
WIFT Atlanta | Director: Kristen McGary | Rain
WIFT Brazil | Director: Andrea Cavalcanti | Masked
WIFT Finland | Director: Hanna Maylett | First World Problems
WIFT Germany | Director: Zainab Zaher | I Want To Be Shahmama
WIFT Houston | Director: Jennifer Waldo | Sisters
WIFT India | Director: Sharmistha Saha | My Little Death
WIFT Ireland | Director: Hannah Quinn | My Bonnie
WIFT Louisiana | Director: Victoria Greene | Monster In The Bayou
WIFT Montreal | Director: Isabelle A. Girard | A Little, A Lot, Madly...
WIFT Nashville | Director: Jaclyn Edmonson | One Bottle At A Time
WIFT New England | Director: Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness | Writer's Block
WIFT New Zealand | Director: Pat Robins | Food For Thought
WIFT Pittsburgh | Director: Rani Crowe | Texting: A Love Story
WIFT Sweden | Director: Anja Celine Pedersen | Isabelle
WIFTV Vancouver | Director: Michelle Brezinski | Madness
WIFV Washington DC | Director: Monda Webb | Zoo (Volkerschau)

Showing in:

Vancouver

New Mexico WIF
Tennesse WIFM

WIF Chicago
WIFT Finland
WIFT Louisiana
WIFT Nashville
WIFTV New England
WIFTV Vancouver

For more details, info about the films, the female directors and the finalists: www.wifti.net