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Framed West Filmmaking camp - Corner Brook


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The St. John's International Women's Film Festival is excited to present it's seventh annual FRAMED West professional filmmaking camp in Corner Brook.

Running April 23-27, FRAMED West will be led by filmmaker mentor Ruth Lawrence and editing mentor Victoria Wells. Special technical instruction and guidance by Peter Buckle. Over the five days, participants will shoot a new comedic short film, written by Wanda Nolan.

No previous experience needed. Registration for the five-day camp is only $25, making it an incredible opportunity for aspiring filmmakers. Open to adults 18+. Limited accommodation in Corner Brook and travel to/from St. John's available.

To register, please email industry@womensfilmfestival.com or call (709) 754-3141.

Presented in partnership with the Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation, Grenfell Campus, Memorial Universityus, the and the College of the North Atlantic Film and Video Production program.

Visit our FRAMED page to learn more about our film education program: https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/framed/framedwest/


Ruth Lawrence’s work as an actor, writer, and filmmaker has taken her to Ireland, France, the US, and across Canada. She was part of a mulit-writer/director feature, Hopeless Romantic, to be released in 2018. Her award-winning short Talus & Scree was a national semi-finalist in CBC’s Short Film Face Off, reached #1 in the Short of the Month for February 2015 (with a Best Editor nomination), and was an official selection for the 2014 WIFT International Showcase. Her short films have screened across Canada and the US. Ruth won the 2011 RBC Michelle Jackson Award for Emerging Filmmaker for Two Square Feet, starring Jeanne Beker. She was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s 2011 Artist of the Year and in 2013 was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Since 2014, she has produced three short films and one feature film for Blue Pinion Films: RBC MJ Award winning shorts, Before the War and The Tour; Quelle Affaire (an iPhone short she also wrote and directed), and is a co-producer with Pope Productions on the feature Hunting Pignut, written and directed by Martine Blue. She is the co-creator and director of the 5-episode webseries Buy the Boards, released March 2014. Ruth is also Artistic Director for White Rooster Theatre.

Victoria Wells is a freelance video editor / photographer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She serves as the Technical Director for the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and has worked with the National Film Board, Nickel Film Festival, NIFCO, National Arts Centre of Canada and Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland amongst others.