The Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Film Day

The Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Film Day

The 26th edition of VIFF’s Film & TV Forum runs from Sept. 27 – 30 plus New Filmmakers’ Day, Oct. 1. Join us for panels, roundtables, speed dating sessions, Telefilm Canada Tete-a-tete appointments and networking events! Visit www.viff.org/forum for full program details and registration or call us at (604) 685.3547.

http://www.viff.org/forum/schedule/film-day/

Featuring Guest Speakers:

  • Kevin DeWalt, CEO/Chairman, Minds Eye Entertainment
  • Jean-Charles Levy, Producer, Forecast Pictures
  • Rob Carliner, Head of Film Division, Prospect Park
  • Michael Arndt, Writer, Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine

The Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Factual Day

The Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Factual Day

The 26th edition of VIFF’s Film & TV Forum runs from Sept. 27 – 30 plus New Filmmakers’ Day, Oct. 1. Join us for panels, roundtables, speed dating sessions, Telefilm Canada Tete-a-tete appointments and networking events! Visit www.viff.org/forum for full program details and registration or call us at (604) 685.3547.

http://www.viff.org/forum/schedule/factual-day/

Featuring Guests Speakers:

  • Stephen Harris, Director, Non Fiction and Alternative Programming, A&E Television Network
  • Charlie DeBevoise, Executive Producer, NorthSouth Productions
  • Julia Ivanova, Director, Family Portrait in Black and White
  • Lisa Leeman, Director, One Lucky Elephant
  • Peter Richardson, Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor, How to Die in Oregon
  • J. Joly, CEO, dimeRocker/OverInteractive Media
  • Tessa Sproule, Executive in Charge of Digital Programming, CBC Television

Las Vegas Film Festival

The 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival will take place at the beautiful Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and Casino July 15th – 17th, 2011.

The Las Vegas Film Festival is Las Vegas’ premiere film event taking place annually in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Dedicated to showcasing the finest American and international cinema the world has to offer, our mission is to bridge the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

http://www.lvfilmfest.com/

2012 Victoria Film Fest earlybird deadline

UPDATE: The deadline has been changed to one week after the Canada Post strike ends.

The Victoria Film Festival is proud to announce that its Call for Entries for our 2012 festival is now open!

Deadlines are as follows:
Earlybird postmark deadline: June 30th, 2011
Regular postmark deadline: August 24th, 2011
Late postmark deadline: September 23rd, 2011
WAB Extended Deadline: October 3rd, 2011

Complete details are on our entry form which is now available.

http://victoriafilmfestival.com/

ECO-PIRATE: The Story of Paul Watson at PCFF

Is  a feature-length documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, the film will follow Watson in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers – the illegal poachers of the world.  From the genesis of Greenpeace to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson’s recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, this documentary chronicles the extraordinary life one of the most controversial figures in the environmental movement – the heroics, the ego, the urgency – of the world’s original eco pirate.

http://projectingchange.ca/schedule/climate-of-change/

THE HOLLOW TREE at DOXA

Paris has the Eiffel Tower and New York has the Statue of Liberty, but there is perhaps no more iconic structure in Vancouver than Stanley Park’s Hollow Tree. The tree invokes deeply held passion not just in people who call Vancouver home, but in the legions of visitors who, every year, cheerfully pose for pictures in front of its massive roots and trunk.

But after the 2006 storm that devastated large sections of Stanley Park, the fate of the tree hung in the balance, quite literally, when it developed an ominous lean and was deemed a danger to the public. As Vancouver citizens offered their opinions, everyone from author Douglas Coupland to Parks Board Commissioners seems to have a deeply held idea of what the future of the tree should be. Was saving it simply propping a dead stump? Was it better to allow a dignified death or artificially maintain it with wire cables and supports? As a last lingering reminder of the city’s wild past, the tree has become a symbol.

http://www.doxafestival.ca/festival/films/hollow_tree.html

High School Climate Challenge Video Contest deadline

Have you taken action or made plans to take action in your school against climate change? This is your opportunity to share your story and celebrate your climate actions! Make a video showcasing your school’s climate action projects and you could win $500 to put towards your idea or your school’s environmental committee!

To enter to win $500 to put towards reducing GHG emissions at your school:

  • Submit a video by May 23, 2011 that displays creativity in showing a climate action project at your school.

Once your video has been submitted, it will be viewed by our panel of judges consisting of professional Champion athletes, CAC staff, and staff from our generous sponsors. The winner will be announced on June 15, 2011.

http://www.climatechallenge.ca/about/news/04-27-11

Projecting Change Festival’s 60sec movie contest deadline

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – We are looking for individuals, non-profits, businesses and schools to tell us in 60 seconds or less how they are projecting change. It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking, every little bit we do helps – whether it’s turning off the light when you leave a room, growing your own food or testing the latest fuel reduction technology – we want to hear all about what you are doing!

Upload your video to our Facebook wall making sure to include in the comment “I’m projecting change by…” and presto you are entered! The most popular (commented on and liked) videos will be entered into our top 10 finalist list, and the winner will be awarded $1,000 cash, two full festival passes and have their video screened live at the Projecting Change Film Festival’s Closing Night Gala on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 7:00pm!

Not winning is still winning! We’ll be mashing up submission highlights and creating one awesome video showcasing how Vancouver is projecting change!

http://projectingchange.ca/contest/