Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) has announced the first ever Summer Fest presented by the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) on August 26 and 27, 2022.
The event, taking place at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver, will feature highlights and winners from the 2022 VIWFF festival that took place online in March. The in-person event is a two-day celebration that features two themed evenings including Best of the Fest and Best of BC Shorts with highlights including festival award winners Tajo Hurrle’s I Am Leo, which won Best Short and the Impact Award at this year’s festival and Zoe Hopkins’ feature film Run Woman Run winner of Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Performance at VIWFF 2022.
“After a couple of years of primarily online festivals for VIWFF, we are thrilled to be able to gather and celebrate the phenomenal work of the filmmakers in our community. It is so important to see work on the big screen and celebrate our wins. We can’t wait to connect and welcome people back,” says Patrycja Mila Kamska, WIFTV’s Events and Programs Manager.
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) is presented with support from Telefilm, Creative BC, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, CMPA – BC Producers Branch and Matrix Production Services.
On sale now, for more information click HERE.
Passes and individual tickets are available and ticket prices range from $5-$30. Discounted Tickets are available for those experiencing financial barriers.
*This is 19+ event*
VIFF Centre – Vancity Theatre & Studio Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
Friday August 26 – Best of BC
Shorts Screening, Filmmaker Q&A and Matrix Mixer – 6:30pm
Join us for the Best of BC shorts screening!
Films include: Perfect Daughter, Srikandi, Militant Mother, Esther & Sai, and The Isobel Imprint. After the screening and Q&A’s, attendees are invited to stay and mingle with local talent and filmmakers, enjoy tasty treats and entertainment at our mixer sponsored by Matrix Production Services.
Saturday August 27 – Best of Fest
Short + Feature Screening and Closing Gala – 6:00 pm
The Best of the Fest Screening will present I Am Leo (Best Short and Impact awards at VIWFF 2022) and Run Woman Run (Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Performance at VIWFF 2022).After the screening, there will be a closing gala with special industry guests, dancing and exciting WIFTV announcements!
About Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV)
WIFTV is a member-based organization committed to creating an equitable screen-based industry for women and gender diverse people. By addressing systemic barriers we believe we are also working towards more inclusive, representative media.
We approach our mission by: advocating and organizing for equity in funding, employment, and promotional opportunities for all women and gender diverse people in the film and TV industry; providing low-barrier, accessible programming, including mentorship and educational events to increase women and gender diverse participation in screen based media; and producing the annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival that champions women and gender diverse creators.
WIFTV incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia. Our offices are located on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.