NFB Announces Gender Equality Initiative at #VIWIFF2016

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From left: Sharon McGowan, Rina Fraticelli, Claude Joli-Coeur, Karen Day, Susan Brinton

Women in Film + Television Vancouver is proud to have provided the venue for the groundbreaking announcement by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in Vancouver on this International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016.

Coinciding with the start of the 11th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson Claude Joli-Coeur announced that at least half of its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to films directed by women. Continue reading

Media Literacy x WIFTV: Things You Should Know

WIFTV works to raise the awareness about women involved in making TV programs and films, and coordinating opportunities for women to network and support one another. It should come as no surprise then that WIFTV has a big interest in the work of other people and organizations who are working to raise the profile of women in film, or helping to point out the obvious gender disparities in this industry. Groups, websites, and blogs focused on media literacy are a good place to start if you’re interested in learning more about the role of women in TV and film.

Ready to learn more about media literacy? Here are a few things you might want to check out.

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