events: 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, March 4-6

By Mike Valiquette

Coming up next month in Vancouver, the 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival.  Looks like they’ve got some animation screening.  Here’s the info they sent me:

6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, 2011
followed by the WIFTV Short Film Showcase screening celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th

This year’s festival is jam-packed with over 45 feature and short-length films, the return of the Digital Media Forum, Awards, Pitching Sessions, Panels, Networking Events, and a special screening of the Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI) short film showcase to celebrate International Women’s Day.

ORIANA | Animation | BRITISH COLUMBIA | 04:00
Directed by Kara Miranda Lawrence
A whimsical 3D animated fairytale adapted from the iconic Portuguese novel “A Fada Oriana” by the late Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. A young fairy named Oriana is entrusted to take care of an Azorean forest and all its inhabitants. However, she becomes mesmerized by her reflection and the forest is destroyed due to her neglect. Will Oriana be able to redeem herself and save the forest in time?

CRY ROCK | British Columbia | 28:43
Directed by Banchi Hanuse
The wild beauty of the Bella Coola Valley blends with vivid watercolor animation illuminating the role of the Nuxalk oral tradition and the intersection of story, place and culture.

FLAWED | Animation | Nova Scotia | 12:29
Directed by Andrea Dorfman
A beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman’s vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. In FLAWED she deftly traces her encounter with a potential romantic partner, questioning her attraction and the uneasy possibility of love. But, ultimately, FLAWED is less about whether girl can get along with boy than whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.

I’m going to see about getting some more info on the films and film-makers, but I thought it best to get the word out to any Vancouver readers right away.

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