It’s time for our first official Newsletter! This will be a
Monday, July 1st
Today is the last day to get VSFF discounted Canada Day pricing for your film submission! The waiver code is: VSFFCAN20 and filmmakers will get $5 off their submission; $25USD for professionals and $15USD for students. Submit now!
Tuesday, July 2nd
It is the 20th Anniversary of the Women in Film: Spotlight Awards Gala this year! It will be celebrating 14 individuals who have made an outstanding impact on the BC film and media community.
July 5th – 11th
Three of the most courageous women you will ever see – three sisters, Indo-Canadian women who grew up in Williams Lake, BC – share their story in this groundbreaking documentary from
Although Because We Are Girls is sometimes a distressing film to watch, it is also ultimately inspiring and empowering, to see ancient prejudices confronted and overturned, survivors reaching out to demand recognition and respect, and setting out an example for their own children. Get your passes!
Sunday, July 7th
**Tickets Are Free!**
We’re back! Hope you all are ready for another FilmLocal networking event. Come mix and mingle with other local filmmakers (cast and crew), watch some films, win prizes, listen to guest speakers, grow your network, and make amazing films with your newfound contacts.
Throughout this event we’ll have:
– Local Short Film Screenings
– Guest Speakers
– Food and Drinks
– Cash and Prizes
– Tons of Local Filmmakers
Everyone is welcome to come to this event. You don’t have to be a FilmLocal member. All that’s required is that you enjoy filmmaking and are eager to meet others who do as well. Get your free tickets today!
Event Times: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, July 8th
Cold Reading Series
Check out the Cold Reading Series this month! If you’re a writer, it’s a great way to hear your script read out loud, get some feedback, and find out what works and what doesn’t. For actors, it’s great practice to do a reading in front of an audience and work on your vocalization. For everyone else, it’s just a great time!
Saturday, July 13th
The 4th Shitty Film Festival Screening Event + Afterparty
Step right in and bear witness to 36 (2min) films made with love, gusto and just a pinch of reckless abandon. Due to popular demand (and laws about volcano screenings), we’re at the RIO THEATRE this time!
Your ticket also gets you into our afterparty down the street at the Legion Hall (2205 Commercial Dr) where maybe you can meet that special someone to make your next movie with, you sly networking fox you… Get your tickets now!
Sunday, July 14th
Headshot Photography Workshop
**Early Bird Pricing Ends Today!**
This unique one day workshop is perfect for emerging and intermediate photographers who want to take their careers in a new and commanding direction.
The 1st half is theory. Todd will discuss the DSLR’s manual mode, and why photographers must understand how and when to use it in certain situations. In the 2nd half, Todd will demonstrate practical and empowering tips for shooting people and portraits. Register Now!
Workshop Times: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, July 16th
Women in Film: Networking Coffee Chat
For professional producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and everyone who wants to know more about the industry, Networking Coffee Chats are often a great way to meet a variety of different people in the film and television community in Vancouver. It is also a wonderful opportunity to generate some buzz around your work as you will have a chance to introduce yourself and your upcoming projects.
Free Doc BC Membership for Indigenous Filmmakers
9 New Filmmaking Resources (with perks) Added This Month!
Want to be Included in our August Issue?
If you know of any film-related events or deadlines happening in August, feel free to reach out, and we’ll add it to next month’s newsletter!