Women in Film Festival 2011 blog by Women In Film & Television Vancouver www.womeninfilm.ca

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Women In Film Exclusive: Interview with Sarah Jane Potts

This year, WIFF's Alicia Bernbaum had the amazing opportunity to speak with Sarah Jane Potts, actress in the new film Heart of a Dragon, based on Rick Hansen's story.

Potts is most known for her films: Kinky Boots, 2005, After School Special, 2003, and Wonderland, 1999.

She excels in the role of Amanda, a physiotherapist driven to make a difference, in this adaptation by Michael French.
In our interview, Alicia digs deep for intimate details, including: international humidity, familial relations, and the actor/director relationship, as well as many other exciting facts.

Watch the full interview here:

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Festival Fundraising Extravangaza!

Hello readers,

The final film submissions are in and we are looking forward to an incredible lineup of entertainment!

If you are interested in the film festival, there are so many ways to engage and support the Women in Film and Television society!

This year, WIFF has set up a website for all those who would love to help us maintain and promote the festival. If you are interested, please visit:

Are you undecided on whether or not you would like to donate?
Let us entice you by showcasing the sensational events the festival has to offer!

"Kicking off with an Opening Night Film & Reception, this year’s program is packed with Pitch Sessions, New Media Day panel discussions, Talk Back sessions with Directors, and an Industry Showcase, all culminating with a special screening in celebration of International Women's Day...In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival also serves to build audiences and appreciation for relevant cinema by women".