WIFTA Newsletter May 19, 2021

WIFT Alberta & ESIO Present:

Set Etiquette:  A Guide to Working in the Screen Based Media



Set Etiquette:  A Guide to Working in the Screen Based Media

Dates & Times:          

9:30 am to 1:30 pm MST on Thursday, May 27


10:00 am to 2:00 pm MST on Saturday, May 29


Eventbrite links:

May 27 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/set-etiquette-a-guide-to-working-in-the-screen-based-media-tickets-155719141143

May 29 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/set-etiquette-a-guide-to-working-in-the-screen-based-media-tickets-155719722883


Free for participants from Edmonton, Parkland County, Sturgeon County, County of Strathcona, Leduc County and all the municipalities within those counties. Edmonton Metro region: https://edmontonglobal.ca/metro-region/

Attend this information packed free webinar presented by the Edmonton Screen Industries Office in partnership with IATSE 210 and WIFT Alberta and learn what to expect when you are called to work on a film set and what you are supposed to do when you arrive on set. This workshop will provide you with vocabulary and details about the chain of command in the film crew. Find out who does what, the behaviour that is expected of you, and what you need to bring to a call. This course is a requirement for IATSE Local 210’s film and TV members and permitted workers – and is recommended for newcomers to the film industry.

Presenter Ava Karvonen (VP Film IATSE 210 and President WIFT Alberta) with guests Samantha Quantz (ESIO Locations Officer and DGC Edmonton Member-at-Large), Terry Sims (President, IATSE 210), and a representative from ACTRA Alberta.


Calgary Black Film Festival

May 26 – May 30 2021



We will be co-presenting 2 films and 1 panel for the Calgary Black Film Festival. The two films are by Cheryl Foggo and Nauzanin Knight, both WIFTA committee members. The panel is about Diversity On Screen and Off, which Mariah Braun is a part of, another WIFTA committee member.

The inaugural Calgary Black Film Festival runs online from May 26 – 30, showing 41 films from 10 different countries. This year, we are thrilled to be co-presenting the Documentary feature film John Ware Reclaimed by Cheryl Foggo. For more information and to buy your tickets visit: CalgaryBlackFilm.com #CBFF21 @CalgaryBlackFilmFestival



WIFTI World Wide Webinar

Filmmaking in Bangladesh: Cinema as Feminist Intervention



Date: 25th May, 2021

Time: 10am MST

Filmmaker and WIFTI Board Member Rubaiyat Hossain will be in conversation with filmmakers Elizabeth d’Costa, director of Bangla Surf Girls, 2021, and Zana Shammi, director of Untying the Know, 2020, on real impact of films on society.

We will discuss the systemic exclusion of women directors, but how in that, the act of filmmaking can become a space for the filmmakers as well as the characters to express themselves.

We will talk about how the films by women directors like Elizabeth d’Costa (Bangla Surf Girls, 2021), and Zana Shammi (Untying the Knot, 2020) create real impact on society by engaging young women surfers and survivors of domestic violence in a conservative Muslim society with a strong patriarchal culture. How can films can be a tool of feminist intervention for women to be seen, heard and create tangible changes in society?

Register here!


Banff World Media Festival 2021

June 14 – July 16 2021



Just because we are not physically together doesn’t mean we can’t make meaningful industry connections. Meet face to face from the comfort of your office or home, listen and ask questions in intimate sessions with showrunners and directors, enjoy a beverage with executives and buyers, or even pitch your project. We make it all possible. These networking opportunities are available exclusively with the MARKETPLACE PASS.

From June 14-18, BANFF’s new purpose-built online experience brings the Canadian and global media industry together as part of our MARKETPLACE WEEK – to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize all in real time. The renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as our signature Summit Series keynotes and an array of networking, parties and curated events will punctuate this exciting week

We’ve negotiated a discount for our members.  Please use your exclusive WIFT Canada Promo code WIFTBANFF21 to save $300 off on your MARKETPLACE PASS.

For more information, please visit: https://banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca/2021/

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