Mina Shum Treats Attendees to Writing Tips, Pitching Tips, and Hip Hop Moms

Attendees of Mina Shum’s master class in Halifax on Nov 21, 2017,were taking notes. That’s because Shum not only offered a glimpse into her own creative process as writer, director, and producer, she also gave actionable tips for anyone interested in writing and pitching a script. “Contrast leads to conflict, which leads to climax,” was her suggestion for thinking about the structure of a script. Shum stressed the importance of having a reason to make a film—a personal connection with the story you want to tell. In her latest film Meditation Park, she wanted to tell a coming-of-age story about a sixty-year-old Chinese woman. The film chronicles the woman’s journey to self-discovery, and the

Women Making Waves Conference - 2018

Have you attended the annual Women Making Waves Conference in the past? If so, we're looking forward to seeing you again in 2018. If not, you're in for a treat. Women Making Waves offers networking events, screenings, panels, and workshops tailored to established industry experts as well as emerging creative talent and interested students. This year's conference will take place in March 2018. Will we see you in Halifax? Stay tuned for more details on the conference, including, industry specific workshops, keynote speakers, and how you can connect with like-minded industry folks. P.S. While this event is hosted by WIFT-AT, and we love to honour talented women in the industry, this conference

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