Rising star Ashley McKenzie, Hon. Wanda Thomas Bernard, Robin Smith and Christina Poivesan join Wome

Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is pleased to announce the final round of inspiring speakers, presenters and guests at Women Making Waves 2017, bringing film professionals and fans to Halifax from March 3 to 5. Fresh from presenting her award-winning film Werewolf in Berlin, Cape Breton writer-director Ashley McKenzie is the guest for the event’s Closing Conversation on Sunday, March 5. CBC’s Angela Antle will interview McKenzie about the recent success of her debut feature Werewolf, pursuing a filmmaking career from Cape Breton, the different pressures she is facing as her films gain more attention, balancing the roles of writer and director, and what drives her as an artist

Pitch This: The New Normal EXTENDED DEADLINE

NOW OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Women Making Waves Pitch Competition 2017 with EXTENDED DEADLINE At this year’s Pitch This: The New Normal competition, Women in Film and Television - Atlantic (WIFT-AT) will reward one short film pitch that spotlights diversity. $10,000 in prizes including $1000 cash and over $10,000 in-kind services from William F. Whites and Village Sound as well as one day of online services from 902Post Pitch This: The New Normal encourages filmmakers of all backgrounds to include equality, diversity, and inclusion as part of their pitch concept. The competition is open to both members and non-members and all all pitch finalists will receive a fr

Q+A with Oscar winning director Brigitte Berman after the 7pm screening  on Fri. Feb. 17, 2017

THE RIVER OF MY DREAMS A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent A film by Brigitte Berman OPENS IN HALIFAX FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Cineplex Park Lane The film takes the audience on a deeply affecting personal exploration of Gordon Pinsent as an artist, actor, poet, painter, husband and father. And it reveals how Gordon’s spirit inspires his creativity, his life, and his artistic journey – no matter what the role. But, at the very heart of The River of My Dreams, is the real story of Gordon’s life - his deep and continuing love for Charm - his second wife and his true soul mate. Pinsent met Charmion King, the

Women Making Waves Press Release

Diversity, inclusion and animation take centre stage at Women Making Waves 2017 February 6, 2017 - HALIFAX (NS) – As women continue to make strides in an already established film industry, Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is dedicated to bring diverse talents together to share, showcase and tap into what the Atlantic region has to offer at Women Making Waves 2017. From March 3 to 5, film lovers and industry professionals of all genders will get a chance to participate in unique workshops and hear presenters who will inspire and educate. WIFT-AT is pleased to announce the first lineup of special guests and workshops, including, for the first time, sessions that will showcase

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