The very first Wide Angle Media (WAM) Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2012 and will feature short and feature-length films by filmmakers who are Deaf or disabled, as well as workshops for filmmakers and the general public. Click here for background info.
Co-producers Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and posAbilities are very excited to announce the five winners of the WAM Short Film Commission contest!
Each winning filmmaking team will receive a $1,500 Cdn cash prize as well as a service package from William F. White International to assist in the creation of their film!
The commission competition was open to all Canadian filmmakers with a disability and the selected films are:
No Man’s Land- directed by Laurence Cohen and produced by David Cormican. Sanity for Beginners written and directed by Jan Derbyshire, Penguins- written and directed by Mathew Kowalchuk, Patience and Absurdity written and directed by sylvi macCormac, and School of Beauty- written by David Roche.
All five films have S. Siobhan McCarthy as their Executive Producer
The five films will be screened at WAM, March 22-25, 2012!
The Festival program will be announced and uploaded to this site by the end of January, so check back!