WIFT-AT presents: Canadian Women in Film Past to Present | FREE screening!

WIFT-AT is proud to be taking part in National Canadian Film Day on April 20, 2016. In celebration, we are screening a Shorts program that will feature films from our membership over the years. The films span from the 80s until the present day and represent each of the Atlantic provinces. The program will be bookended with films by Evelyn Lambart, animator, director, and innovator in Canadian film. Known as the "First Lady of Canadian animation", in 1942, Evelyn became the first woman animator to join theNational Film Board of Canada (NFB). Through her tenure at the NFB, Eve developed her uniquely individual technique, using paper cutouts and bright colours depicting characters in morality tales for children. We are delighted to showcase Evelyn's films and invite everyone to join us and revel in the talent of Canadian women filmmakers!

This special (and free!) screening will directly follow HIFF and OUTeast's presentation of Andrea Dorfman's Love That Boy. In fact, it will be taking place in the very same theatre, so you won't even have to get up (except maybe to stretch your legs.. )!

Join us on April 20th at 9PM, Cinema 7 of the Park Lane Theatre for this fun and free celebration! Thanks to Reel Canada and Cineplex for making it happen!

WIFT-AT | Shorts from our membership through the decades (80s to present day):

Nova Scotia A Space for Sara, Donna Davies (1988) 6 min

New Brunswick Neverville: Population 101, Dawn Anderson (2002), 10 min A run-away girl finds herself in a strange town.

Newfoundland & Labrador Not Over Easy, Jordan Canning (2010) 7 min Karen and Ken’s relationship is kaput. After kicking him out, Karen celebrates with breakfast for one, only to find a gift from Ken in the fridge – two eggs drawn with smiling faces, a picture of the happy couple they once were. Touched by this small gesture, Karen daydreams about giving Ken a second chance, imagining what their lives would be like as a couple of eggs.

Prince Edward Island Queen of the Crows, Harmony Wagner (2014) 11 min When a young girl gets in trouble for pretending to be a crow, the adults in her life have differing opinions on what is best for her mental health.

Evelyn Lambart films will bookend the program:

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (1980) 5.5 min

In this animated short, Evelyn Lambart uses her well-known style of animation – paper figures and brightly colored backgrounds – to revisit Aesop’s tale of 2 mice with vastly different lifestyles. Ultimately, the film suggests it is far better to live simply and in peace than to live in luxury amidst danger.

Be Gone Dull Care -- with Norman McLaren (1949) 8 min

In this extraordinary short animation, Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren painted colours, shapes, and transformations directly on to their filmstrip. The result is a vivid interpretation, in fluid lines and colour, of jazz music played by the Oscar Peterson Trio.

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