... more to come, but I have curated a program of short animated films by Canadian artists, from the vaults of the NFB, as a sidebar screening at the Guth Gafa documentary festival in Gortahork, Gaeltaecht Donegal (I just love saying that). Specifically geared for children, the program hopes to introduce a whole new audience to some of the most inventive, wonderful and thought provoking films to come out of Canada in the last 60 years.
Sleepy Dog Films News
gluttony, as part of the seven deadly sins series, produced by Amit Breuer and Peter Harvey for Bravo!FACT is included in the Perspective Canada program, "Not Short on Talent", Telefilm's initiative on short film.
DVD RELEASE OF THE ANIMATED SHORT I WAS A CHILD OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS MARKS THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE, MAY 1–8, 2011
Montreal, March 31, 2011 – Ann Marie Fleming’s I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, an animated short based on the book by Bernice Eisenstein and produced by Michael Fukushima and Gerry Flahive of the National Film Board of Canada, will be released on DVD at the end of April, a few days prior to the Days of Remembrance in the United States (May 1 to 8, 2011). The DVD will be available at the NFB Store and can be ordered by telephone at 1-800-267-7710 or online at http://www.nfb.ca/store.
The National Film Board of Canada is going to four-wall "I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors", so if you are in L.A. and want a chance to see it on the big screen (where it is spectacularly lovely) please come down.
An article in the Georgia Straight about Vancouver Women in Film and Television Award. Here is a quick snippet:
The sixth annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival is fast approaching and so are the Spotlight Awards, which kick off the festival. The awards pay tribute to the accomplishments of B.C. women in the local film and TV industries.
To add to this year's festivities, Women in Film & Television Vancouver has announced two new awards: the WIFTV Artistic Innovation Award and the PleaseAdjustYourSet.com Award for advocacy.
The full article is here.
I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors is going to be showing as part of a "Canada's Top 10" shorts program, 7pm, Sunday Feb. 20th at the Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street. Come out and support short film! It's a really interesting program! http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca/canadas-top-ten-2010/canadas-top-ten-shorts-2010-program-1
ANN MARIE FLEMING HONOURED WITH INAUGURAL WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION AWARD Friday March 4th Vancity Theatre
WIFTV Artistic Innovation Award (new this year) - Ann-Marie Fleming.
This award honours a woman who demonstrates vision, experimentation and innovation in the telling of women’s stories in screen based media, and who has created a significant body of work in these forms or an outstanding new work.
Ann-Marie Fleming receives this award for her body of work which includes I Won, Running (Heart Body, Mind, Spirit), Landslide, M.O.O.D, The French Guy, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, Blue Skies, New Shoes, My Boyfriend Gave Me Peaches, You Take Care Now and also for the 2010 short film I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors. “I'm really honoured to be the first recipient of the WIFTV Artistic Innovation Award! I've always tried to push the boundaries of what I do with each new project, and, frankly, it's just really nice to have that acknowledged by this community,”says Fleming.
For info on all the awards, winners and tickets: http://www.womeninfilm.ca/Spotlight.html
Here is a new posting about the Reel Asian Film Festival that I was a part of. Here is a clip:
Vancouver-based filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming‘s films have been screened at Reel Asian many times over the years, most recently Window Horses (Karaoke Project) last year. Her beautiful I Was The Child of Holocaust Survivors was recently selected as one of TIFF’s Top Ten 2010 and now she is being honoured with Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV)‘s first-ever Artistic Innovation Award.
You can read more about it here.
As part of the "Canada's Top Ten" screenings, I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors will be screened at the Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Jan. 22 @ 9pm.