The Quest for Role Models By

Growing up, I mostly identified with male role models. From TV shows, books or fictional characters created by my imagination; I would often have different conversations with these men in my mind. Arguing about life decisions, what is a right or wrong, and different issues with Agent Gibbs, John Lennon, Professor X, just to name […]

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Women and Horror By

Horror Film. The words bring to mind violent images of blood-soaked women, screaming. This genre of filmmaking has been mostly dominated by men. But, currently half of audiences are made up of women. And the first great horror classic, Frankenstein, was written by a woman, Mary Shelley. So why are women drawn to the genre as an audience or creators?

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Women In Art: Caitlin Byrnes on Making Films By

Caitlin Byrnes used her experience as an English teacher in Vancouver for her film, Visiting Hours – a story about an unusual friendship between a Korean ESL student in Vancouver and a lonely woman at a seniors’ centre. I asked the budding filmmaker about her inspirations and about her upcoming film projects.

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Disabilities Film Festivals By

Reelabilities: the second annual NY disabilities film festival in the end of January is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. You can watch the trailers here: http://www.realabilities.org/films_new.html   Also in January The Different from What Film Festivial on Disability in Arizona: http://differentfromwhatfilm.com/   […]

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Toronto Launch of The Colouring Book By

  Filmmakers and poets in attendance. Bold, poignant, empowering, inspiring – come and join us for a night’s celebration of short digital videos by poets-turned-filmmakers from “The Colouring Book,” a collection of personal stories by writers of colour about issues of race and identity. A panel, moderated by Vinita Srivastava, will include the visionary behind […]

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What’s in a name? By

On Sunday I went to the Makila collective’s latest screening of videos & films, the Soirée MAKILA at the SAT in Montreal to see Ellen Tang’s 8min documentary Girl Anymore. “Can you choose who you become? A first-person exploration of two-generations experience with choice and transition”as the synoposis says…

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