Sept 15th-17th Nederland CO Film Fest
Sept 27th- Oct 1st FlatIrons Food & Film Fest
Nov 1st- 12th Denver Film Festival
WIFMCO Member News & Events - September 2017
Dear WIFMCO Members,
Happy Fall! Can you believe it's September? As always, we want to thank you for your continued membership and participation in our monthly events. WIFMCO has had a quite a few successful events this year and we are looking forward to some really incredible things remaining in 2017.
HINT Finishing Funds! Be sure to check our Facebook page daily for new members exclusives, event announcements, new programs for members and more!
-The next WIFMCO Board Meeting will be held Sept 13th at 6:30 p.m Location TBD. If you wish to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any WIFMCO Member may attend our meetings.
-We've started a WIFMCO Community Group on Facebook so you can post your projects, job postings, questions to media makers and more! CLICK HERE to JOIN
-New Discounts for Members! Login to your member account HERE to access the Member's Only Page or create your account HERE/REGISTER
These companies are now in the WIFMCO Business Network for discounted services:
Mass FX Media
Red Pine Studios
Plan 9 Sound Design
Nederland Colorado Film Festival September 15th- 17th 2017
Kick off Party Friday, Sept 15th from 6-8pm; 112 E 2nd St, Nederland. (FREE Entry) Come by the WIFMCO table and say hi to our Membership Chair Ashley Turner and our Programming Chair Nancy Snyder!
NOT YOUR AVERAGE FILMS FOR NOT YOUR AVERAGE TOWN
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 16 from 10am-10pm Sunday, Sept 17th from 1pm-10pm
WHERE: Backdoor Theatre, 750 N Highway 72, Nederland, CO
ADMISSION: $10 for a block of short lms + a feature or $50 for a weekend pass
****Come see WIFMCO Vice President Sheila Schroeder's film Happy F%^$&^% Valentines Day at 1 p.m on 9/16.! Way to Sheila!****
MEME CONTEST TO WIN WEEKEND PASSES!
Win Passes to the Nederland Film Festival by posting a funny (but positive) or inspirational MEME about Women working in Film or any media! Post on Facebook and include #WIFMCO or #SUPPORTWIFMCO OR even #WIFMCOROCKS!
Post by Sept 13th. Top two memes with most likes will get 2 passes (each a value of $100) to the Nederland Colorado Film Festival. Prize awarded Sept 14th (passes held at will call under winner name/ not transferable)
Drinks & Dailies!
September 18th 6:30 p.m
WHEN: Monday September 18th 6:30p.m
WHERE: The Boedecker Theater at The Dairy Center for the Arts: 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado 80302
ADMISSION: FREE to WIFMCO Members ($10 non-members)
We have SIX members presenting 10 minute clips of dailies from their films currently in progress. Please come grab a drink, network and see some works in progress from local Women IN Film. Plus we will allow 5 minutes of audience feedback for each filmmaker!
Hear about the post production process, talk to local filmmakers about their visions and tactics and approach to different post production techniques. Support the films being made right here in Colorado by amazing women! WIFMCO members FREE. Non-Members $10 at door. FILM STUDENTS are strongly encouraged to attend. ACTORS are strongly encouraged to attend!
SEPTEMBER 27TH to OCT 1ST 2017
The Flatirons Food Film Festival (Sept. 27-Oct. 1, www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org) is an annual multi-day feast of film and events in Boulder. It delivers a mix of narrative and documentary food films to address a wide range of food and beverage-related topics. It holds film-related culinary and social events, engages expert speakers for every film, and hosts special guests related to the films.
For its milestone 5th year, the Flatirons Food Film Festival will present 9 film programs in five days, including documentaries about food trail blazers like James Beard and also some beloved classic food films: RATATOUILLE, BIG NIGHT, and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN. Tix: www.tinyurl.com/FFFF2017
Charity Dorrance Director/ Producer
The Scared List
Q: What is your field of focus?
A: I am a director and writer. Although you will also find me producing and I frequently work as a casting director.
Q: Tell us about your journey thus far in your career? Did you study? If so, where or are you still in school?
A: I started out acting, stage managing, and directing in the theatre. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre, and even though it is still dear to my heart, I’ve always wanted to be a filmmaker, which became more apparent when I went to study “abroad” in LA for a semester of my undergrad. After a long hiatus, I went back to school to study Writing and Directing at the Colorado Film School and am now working at making filmmaking my full-time career.
Q: What was your inspiration to get into this industry? Do you have any mentors you want to mention?
A: I don’t know that it was any one thing that inspired me to go into the industry. I just remember as a kid always being involved in sports and the arts. I loved to watch re-runs of Charlie’s Angels and old movies, and I looked forward to going to the neighborhood movie store and picking out movies for our family movie nights. I thought, “I could do that, be a storyteller and create shows that bring people together.” Thus began my journey.
I have been fortunate to have some great mentors along the way, who saw something in me and have given me opportunities, built my confidence, and the courage to pursue what some people call, a crazy dream. Shout outs and thank you’s go to: Roseanne Wilkie, Sanne McCarthy, Rick Bernstein, Page Larson, Rob Kramer, Richard Pegg, and Trai Cartwright. I’m so grateful to all of them!
Q: Tell us about your favorite project you've worked on? Any take-aways?
A: Only one? The one that sticks out the most is a play I directed called The Dixie Swim Club. It was an all female cast, and a wonderful one at that. I had been working as the resident Stage Manager at Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden for several years and one of the directors gave me an opportunity to direct. It was where I discovered that I wanted to do more female driven projects and that I really loved directing and working with actors.
One of my big take-aways with this project is that if you work hard, have a good attitude, and want and are willing to learn, eventually someone will give you an opportunity that will open a door to allow you to do that thing you always wanted and knew you were destined to do.
Q: Any projects coming up? A: My current project is a web-series called The Scared List. It stars fellow WIFMCO member Elisa Vasquez. It’s a mostly female lead and driven dramedy about an anxiety-ridden call center employee, who looses her father in a tragic accident and learns to overcome her past and conquer her fears by doing one thing she’s afraid of every week. We are currently in the process of editing the pilot and creating a trailer and promo video to present to investors and use for our upcoming Seed and Spark crowdfunding campaign. We are looking to have season one streaming by January 2018.
Q: What are your hopes for the film, television and media scene in Colorado?
A: My big dream has always been that we would have a Hollywood type studio and small back lot here that not only would allows to attract Hollywood but can also be a place where we can cultivate our great, local talent and filmmakers. Thanks to Redbarre Digital Media and Technology it looks like it will come true.
Bottom line: I want Colorado to be a place where we all can tell great stories against great backdrops, surrounded by talented people right here in our very own state. I love and am proud of being a native!
Q: Any advice/wisdom to fellow actors, filmmakers, writers etc etc?
You’re never too old to pursue and go for your dream!
Hard work, a good attitude, and never giving up no matter how hard it is, pays off.
If you don’t have the confidence in yourself at the moment, then trust the friends, family, mentors, and others who do. ...Until you believe it yourself!
“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
The Ultimate Pitchfest Hollywood Presents
“MEET THE PROS!”
This is a one-of-a-kind event for Colorado screen and TV writers to hear directly via Skype from Hollywood about what they are looking for, how the business works and how it is changing, what makes for a great pitch…and then get to submit TWO of your own loglines directly to them!
Join us for this utterly unique class with Hollywood manager/producers!
1101 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton CO
Saturday, September 23rd
1PM – 5PM www.ultimatepitchfest.com
Four representatives, four great companies — one manager interview per hour! Get all your questions answered!