Local Film News March 2020 – Vancouver

It’s time for our monthly newsletter! This will be a post letting you know about what’s happening in Vancouver for that month (not just things FilmLocal related). This includes events, submission deadlines, workshops, screenings, and anything else film-related. Nothing is worse than hearing about a great event after it’s finished. This will help make sure that never happens again!

Sunday, March 1st Whites/Rosco Networking Event 
March 3rd – 8th 

Vancouver International Women In Film Festival 

Now in its 15th year, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival(VIWFF) showcases an impressive line-up of short and feature-length films covering a wide range of genres from narrative and documentary to experimental and animation, by established and emerging women-identifying filmmakers from around the world.

You can see the full schedule here 


Saturday, March 7th 

Oxberry Animation Stand Workshop with Beau House

FilmLocal Key Members Get a Discount! Cineworks’ newly restored Oxberry animation stand can shoot 16mm or 35mm film and can be used to create titles and motion graphics, film photographs and artwork, and produce a range of visual effects and animation techniques. Register now to learn how to operate this rostrum camera and explore the creative potential of a unique filmmaking tool. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in making analog films using graphic arts materials.

Event Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm


Sunday, March 8th 

JavaScript for Media Art Installations | FilmLocal Key Members Get a Discount!

 This introductory workshop will cover the basics of using web technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) for media art installations, giving users tips and tricks on how to navigate this free programming software to meet their independent artistic needs. Lead by established programmer, Paul Dooner, the workshop will be delivered in a demo-tutorial style. No prior experience or knowledge of coding is necessary, and participants will gain a VIP preview of “Chroma Chamber” a media art installation by JG Mair built entirely from free open-source software, exhibited in Cineworks’ studio.

Event Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Monday, March 9th


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!

Casting: 6:30pm

Show: 8:00pm – 10:00pm   


General News

5 New Filmmaking Resources (with perks) Added This Month!

Cineworks is Hiring!


Cineworks is hiring for the position of Facilities & Equipment Manager! This position is an integral part of our team, providing both technical support and guidance to our members, as well as conducting outreach to advance the community that our membership serves. This will be a full-time position. Applications close March 11th at midnight. 

Want to be included in our April Issue?

If you know of any film-related events or deadlines happening in April, feel free to reach out, and we’ll add it to next month’s newsletter!

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