Positive Vibes from a Negative Year

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Online Event: 
Online with WIFT Canada Coalition

The first WIFT webinar of 2021 Positive Vibes from a Negative Year is a frank discussion about industry news stories - recent changes and developments taking place across the industry landscape – and how they impact women generally and specifically underserved and underrepresented women creatives. Do they address problems accurately? What's good, what's not, and where are the gaps? This webinar is free, easy to signup for and open to all. 

 Our panelists are: KERRY SWANSON - Associate Director, Indigenous Screen Office, JOAN JENKINSON - Founder and Executive Director, Black Screen Office, TAMARA DAWIT - Filmmaker, Consultant on underrepresented communities for anglophone Canada, CMF, KATHLEEN BEAUGÉ - Legal Counsel – Legal Team Leader - CMF Program Administrator at Telefilm Canada & Co-Chair, Equity and Representation Action Committee at Telefilm Canada

 Our Moderator is: SHANA MAYRA - Shana Myara is the director of the radical QTIBPOC body positivity documentary Well Rounded (2020 Toronto Inside Out premiere), and is currently developing the series Killjoy Comedy for CBC. She's the child of a Moroccan immigrant father and German-Jewish refugee mother, and her award-winning short fiction which appears in The Journey Prize Stories: The Best of Canada's New Writing (McClelland & Stewart) and Coming Attractions (Oberon Press) explores the themes of migration, belonging and queerness. She's the former artistic director of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and former movies buyer for a cable TV network. She lives and works (in Vancouver) on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

 Eventbrite Link with more detailshttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/positive-vibes-from-a-negative-year-tickets-135042845787


Date And Time
Thursday, January 14, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM PST