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“MOVIES & MARTINIS”
WIFM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hollywood Theater, Dormont
Meet the winners!! A total of $4,500 in scholarships will be awarded to deserving students of film and television in Pittsburgh.
One great night also to celebrate the Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) Short Film Showcase. Nine finalist films selected from across its 40 global Chapters will be screened at all its Chapters worldwide.
Local Filmmaker Yulin Kuang will have her film screened as part of the showcase.
Celebrate with us with food, drink and great networking.
Movies, Martinis, shrimp & roast beef appetizers, desserts, wine and much more !
Raffle items include: hotel room stays, restaurant gift cards, golf passes, jewelry and more !
At the Door: $35.00 for EVERYONE
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Film start: 7:15 PM (Run Time: 75 minutes)
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WIFTI Summit Blog
Click on the link below to look at the blog that attendees kept during the WIFTI Summit.
Women in Film and Media has a variety of events and programs throughout the year to assist women in achieving success in the film and television industry. In addition to its marquee Opal Awards
celebrating women trailblazers in the industry, WIFM has a wide range of educational seminars, workshops, film screenings, training partnerships, public service announcement productions, fundraisers and networking events that enable beginners to interact with, and learn from, Pittsburgh’s movie and television professionals.
Each year Women In Film and Media presents its Opal Awards to women who have contributed to the artistic and economic development of Pittsburgh’s motion picture industry and the community through their work and service, or have succeeded in bringing film productions to Pittsburgh. Women in television are honored with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence.
Past honorees include actress/singer Shirley Jones; producer/director Suzanne DeLaurentis; producer Kim Moses; screenwriter/director Melissa Martin; producer Amy Lamb; Actress Adrienne Wehr; casting agents Donna Belajac and Nancy Mosser; and producer/director Anita Harnish. TV personalities have included CEO of Hub TV, Margaret Loesch; TV personalities Yvonne Zanos and Marilyn Brooks.
WIFM Scholarships are presented during the Opal Awards to female students in the Pittsburgh area who are enrolled in a film curriculum.
Movies & Martinis The International Short Film Showcase
In celebration of International Women’s Day each year, Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) coordinates an international short film showcase. Members of all Women in Film Chapters are urged to submit their films to be selected for the final reel of showcase films that are sent out to be screened at all the Chapters. Submission requests go out to the membership in the fall for the March screening.
Panels and Workshops
Educational and hand-on workshops are held throughout the year. Past workshops have included “Digital Storytelling,” “How Do I Break Into Acting?” and “What’s Your Style?” Panelists have included representatives of AFTRA and SAG, TV anchors, talent agents, casting directors, voiceover artists, studio production engineers, cinematographers and screenwriters.
The 2012 educational calendar will include seminars and ‘how to’ panel discussions showcasing the diversity of local independent women filmmakers and their works.
Popular networking events such as Mixer @ Elixir and Movies & Martinis enable WIFM members and friends the opportunity to mingle and exchange ideas, experiences and industry leads with movers and shakers in the local film industry, in a fun-filled atmosphere with food, martinis, music and movies.
For more intimate small group conversations and instructional sessions, WIFM offers monthly Coffee Talks where members and prospective members are invited to meet WIFM Executive Council members as well as industry professionals to learn more about the organization and Pittsburgh’s film industry.