Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE in Good to Go at Female Eye

June 9th, 2012

The latest draft of Sitting on the Edge of Marlene  has been selected for the Good to Go program at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. The festival runs from June 20 – 24 and “Marlene” will have a few scenes read as a tasty teaser at 1:00 on June 22, 2012 at the Novotel in Toronto.

http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/

…in other news, How Eunice Got Her Baby was given a nice nod in The Toronto Film Scene online magazine.

http://thetfs.ca/2012/05/08/a-short-introduction-to-canadian-film-centre-shorts/

Beautiful Banff

January 30th, 2012

What an amazing three weeks! We have just completed the Women In the Director’s Chair program at the Banff Centre for the Arts where I was workshopping a scene from “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”. Wonderful people…great program. Off to Montreal to work on development with M. Arcand’s wise guidance….

WIF-T Kodak Award

January 2nd, 2012

Wow. A glamorous day indeed. The WIFT-T Crystal Awards on December 5th. I was presented with the generous WIFT-T Kodak New Vision Mentorship Award which includes business guidance from Laurie May of Alliance and creative guidance from Deepa Mehta. Film stock for Marlene!!!!!! Yay! It’s a rare opportunity to shoot on film these days.

http://playbackonline.ca/2011/11/24/ana-valine-named-wift-t-2011-kodak-new-vision-mentorship-winner/

 

 

A Marvelous Mentor and More…

November 4th, 2011

Things have been moving along here. A couple of announcements:

After a beautiful train trip to Montreal for lunch, Denys Arcand is on board as Mentor for my first feature, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene. We (Amber Ripley and I) are currently in development with Telefilm funding; sponsorship from William F White, Panavision, North Shore Studios, Bridge Studios, Deluxe Vancouver, Post Modern Sound, Creative Women’s Workshops Assn (Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award); and sponsorship from Kodak (WIFT-T Kodak New Vision Mentorship Award). It’s amazing to have all the support.

Will be attending the much-hailed Women In the Director’s Chair Banff Workshops in November and January. Really looking forward to that – everyone I know who has participated talks about how much it has transformed their approach to directing.

And…one of the five directors shortlisted to pitch at the Whistler Film Festival Dec 3 for the MPPIA Short Film Award, which has in-kind sponsorship of $100,000 as well as cash. Rachelle Chartrand has written a twisted little short, Happiless, that could be fun.

That’s all for now…stay tuned for more adventures.

WIDC Award for “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”

April 18th, 2011

Ana Valine has won the Women In The Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, valued at $120,000 in kind towards production of her first feature film, “Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”. Valine wrote the screenplay (which is based on Billie Livingston’s novella) and will direct.

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Eunice Wins at Women in Film Festival

April 15th, 2011

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” was awarded the 1st place Legacy Award at the Women in Film Festival in Vancouver in March.

The cash award is generously sponsored by Deboragh Gabler of Legacy Filmworks, Vancouver.

http://legacyfilmworks.com/LFPress.aspx

Eunice plays Vancouver & London

March 3rd, 2011

How Eunice Got Her Baby is playing Sunday March 6 at 3:30 at VanCity in Vancouver in the Women in Film Festival.

She is also crossing the sea to play in the Bird’s Eye View Festival in London, UK on Friday March 11 at 6:15 pm

http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/3160/features/grown-up-movie-star.html

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” plays opening night Gala at the St. John's Women's Film Festival

October 23rd, 2010

St. John’s Women’s Film Festival 2010

Venue: OPENING NIGHT GALA – Arts and Culture Centre
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Director/Réalisateur: Ana Valine
Producer/Producteur: Jordan Gross, Kristin Somborac
Writer/Scénariste: Dane Clark, Linsey Ann Stewart
Country/Pays: Canada
Running Time/Durée: 16 min

Fresh from the Canadian Film Centre, this hard little gem comes with a parental advisory. Children are best left at home for it, but adults will surely appreciate the excellent story-telling skills at work here. Director Ana Valine – about whom we are going to hear a lot more – and her talented writing team have crafted a bold, harsh fable about a young woman with starry dreams and a fair measure of hard luck. Living in small-town Canada can do that to you. Flo is like a young Courtney Love, but without the benefits. Flo’s life changes one night when a handsome bad boy walks into the groc & conf and holds her up at gunpoint. They have a much shorter ride than Bonnie and Clyde, and with no one to run from but themselves. Enter Eunice. Opening night hero Gordon Pinsent narrates in his typically whiskey-throated way – all velvet, no ice.

Northwest Film Festival screening of “How Eunice Got Her Baby”

October 19th, 2010

“How Eunice Got Her Baby” will be screening on opening night at the Northwest Film Festival in Portland, November 5.

Another two nominations and an award for Eunice – Leos

June 10th, 2010

How Eunice Got Her Baby was nominated for “Best Short Drama” and “Best Direction” at the Leo Awards in Vancouver, BC, bringing home the award for “Best Direction”!