With a great selection of Short Film Packages, and our all new LunchPODs Podcast series, NWF2017 is about more than just feature films! Here’s a full list of Short Films & Podcasts, and where to find them:
New to NorthwestFest this year, Edmonton’s podcast community is featured in a series of lunchtime conversations on the art of the podcast format and trending topics, plus tips and tricks for aspiring ‘casters. Join us for LunchPods, weekday noon-hours during the festival at the Needle Vinyl Tavern (with snacks provided!).
FREE Admission for NWF All-Access PassHolders.
Come support the local broadcasting community, and join in the conversations!
Passion Pods: Where Art & Sports Collide
Taylor Chadwick & Chris W. Cook of What It Is are passionate supporters of Edmonton’s local arts scene, but also big supporters of sports – specifically hockey. They’re joined by Erika Ensign of Beginner’s Puck and Steven Schapansky of Hockey Feels to discuss their passion for sport AND the local arts scene. Is there truly a divide between the two, or are the arts and local sport more connected than we assume? Can we support both at the same time? Join these passionate individuals to see whether sport or art ends up dominating the conversation.
Pods on Film: Movie Podcasting in Edmonton
Paul Matwychuk and Erin Fraser of Trash, Art, and the Movies are joined by Matt Bowes of Bollywood Is For Lovers and JP Fournier of The Movie Jerks to talk trends in podcasts about film.
Short Story Long: How Podcasts Pick Up Where News Outlets Drop Off
Alexandra Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks of The Broadcast join Scott Fralick to dish from their collective journalistic experience on the gap that podcasts fill as news outlets lose staff and focus, and how podcasting allows for formats and conversations that you just can’t hear in traditional news broadcasts.
Sound and Fury: The Key to Outstanding Sound & Content
Hosted by Adam Rozenhart of The Expats Podcast joins including Samantha Power and Lauren Albrecht to discuss the importance of planned and structured content, podcast length, and using the right tech for outstanding sound that shouldn’t break the bank.
Together We’re Stronger: YEG’s Podcast Community
Hosted by Karen Unland of Seen & Heard in Edmonton, this hour will discuss news, trends, and developments in Edmonton’s podcast scene, how you can get involved, and possibly where it’s all headed (hint: could a network be in YEG’s future?). Featuring Trina Shessel of the Northern Nerdcast Ben Yendall of Tales from the Hydian Way.
ANDRE THE ANTI-GIANT: Dreamers
BIRD CITY LIGHTS: Animal Kingdom
BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION: Perspective Alberta
BETTER TOGETHER: Places
CHASING THE LION: People
CREE CODE TALKER: Perspective Alberta
FIX AND RELEASE: Animal Kingdom
GABEY AND MIKE: A JEWISH SUMMER CAMP LOVE STORY: Music Docs
GARDENERS OF THE FOREST: Animal Kingdom
GEORDIE JAZZ MAN: Dreamers
GHOST TOWNS: Places
GRANDMA LEARNS TO DRIVE: Perspective Alberta
GREEN & YELLOW: People
HANDMADE FILM: Perspective Alberta
KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE: Environment
LESLIE CARON: The Reluctant Star: Music Docs
MELTING STARS: Animal Kingdom
OH MY: Music Docs
RENEWAL IN SUNSET PARK: Environment
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: Places
SOY CUBANA: Music Docs
SURVIVING THE FUNDY FOOTPATH: Environment
THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA: People
THE HORSE WHISPERER: Animal Kingdom
THE JUNCTION – CHILLY GONZALES & PEACHES: Music Docs
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: Places
this river: People
We’re unbelievably excited to announce our 2015 Opening Night film, “Cobain: Montage of Heck”.
From director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10) comes the only fully-authorized documentary on the life of visionary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck gets unprecedented access to Cobain’s personal diaries, recordings, videos, as well as family and friends – weaving them together in an innovative blend of archival video, animation and first-person interviews.
This is a moving, unforgettable film about one of the most iconic musicians in history, and we’re very proud to present it as our opening night film.
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame is the story of Montreal’s famed custom bicycle builder Giuseppe Marinoni. While most would be satisfied with a career as a celebrated craftsman and character, 75-year-old Marinoni is not; he wants to take a shot at setting the new World’s Record for distance cycled in one hour, for his age group.
The film follows Marinoni’s training and daily life, turning the beloved bike maker into an unlikely (and begrudging) film hero. The result is not a conventional underdog story; rather, it’s the tale of a passionate man, clearly conflicted about the documentary crew following his every move.
Funny, surprising and profoundly inspiring, Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame is a charming, uplifting movie, perfect for celebrating Canadian Film Day.
Read more about the film:
Of pedals and metals: In search of bike maestro Giuseppe Marinoni (Maclean’s)
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (Now Magazine)
What is National Canadian Film Day?
REEL CANADA launched National Canadian Film Day in 2014, organizing a variety of special screenings across the country in an effort to show support for the Canadian Film Industry.
From their website:
It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.
On Saturday, February 28th, Global Visions held a special Fundraiser Screening & Silent Auction Event, with all money raised going directly to Theatre Network.
Thanks to ALL the generous Edmonton businesses who donated items for this event – we’re happy to announce that we raised $3000 for Theatre Network!!!
Thanks to the businesses who donated items…
UNIVERSAL MUSIC Canada
WEST END GALLERY
INTEGRATION Pilates Studio
BIG PICTURE ART STUDIO
STUDIO 124 Pilates
HIGH LEVEL DINER
EDMONTON BURLESQUE CENTRE
EARTH’S GENERAL STORE
MAGGIE WALT DESIGNS
MacTAGGART VETERINARY CLINIC
EDMONTON BICYCLE COMMUTERS ASSOCIATION
U of A STUDIO THEATRE
And some AMAZING Private Donations from:
ALINA & ZBIGNIEW GORTEL
And a very SPECIAL THANKS to Mark Power and Mack Lamoureux for sharing their passion project films, SACRED CINEMA and SHRED ISLAND, with us – to WILDLY enthusiastic audience response!!
Finally, THANK YOU to everyone who attended this event and bid like crazy to help us raise so much money!
The Board & Staff of Global Visions
Screening presented with the ongoing support of
The GLOBAL VISIONS 2015 “Design Our Program Guide”
COVER COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!!
Thanks to everyone who entered – we got some INCREDIBLE artwork this year, and the judges have their work cut out for them!
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY, MARCH 6th!
1. That’s right – we want YOU to DESIGN the cover for our 2015 Global Visions Festival Program Guide.
2. Your DESIGN can be a drawing, a painting, a photo (as long as you own the copyright to the photo!!) – any form of artistic expression your heart desires!
3. EMAIL a pdf of your proof to: email@example.com (Subject line: GVF COVER CONTEST)
4. INCLUDE your full name, email address, phone number, and tell us what inspired your design.
5. DEADLINE for submissions is: MONDAY, MARCH 2nd at 5:00pm (*NO Exceptions!*)
WINNER will receive:
– 2 x All-Access Festival Passes to GVF 2015 ($250 Value)
– $250 CASH courtesy our title sponsor, EDMONTON DIGITAL ARTS COLLEGE
– Recognition with a CREDIT in our Program Guide, and on our on-screen sponsor loop!
CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
This Contest is open any individual.
How to Enter
All entries must include the name, age, address, phone number and email address of the Entrant, along with a brief description of ‘What inspired your design’.
“Entry” means a Cover design created by the Entrant for this Contest.
“Entrant” means the individual that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.
The winning design will be announced via the Global Visions FACEBOOK and TWITTER feeds on Friday, March 6th, 2015.
The winning designer will receive:
Judging and Selection of Winner
Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and Global Visions Festival in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant an
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Submissions for the 2015 edition of the Global Visions Festival are now OPEN! Thank you for your interest in being a part of our festival – we’ll notify accepted filmmakers by March 31st, and we thank EVERYONE for submitting their films to us.
2015 Global Visions Film Festival Submission Regulations and Guidelines
Participation in the Global Visions Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of the following Guidelines and Regulations. Filmmakers are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted materials.
December 24, 2014: Early bird pricing deadline
Regular Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015
Extended Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015
*Please note The Festival will not view entries received after the Submission Deadline.
March 31, 2015 Notification of Official Selections
April 15, 2014 Deadline for receipt of exhibition prints (*unless otherwise arranged with programming departmenr*)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Global Visions Festival OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Global Visions Festival CLOSING NIGHT & Awards Presentation
Global Visions Film Festival accepts submissions of documentaries and docudramas of all lengths for inclusion in the festival.
Requirements for eligibility for 2015 selection:
The film was completed after May 1, 2013, and was not previously submitted to GVF.
All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s).
All applicable legal waivers have been obtained from all participants.
Exhibition print(s) will be complete and available for screening in Edmonton between May 7 – 14, 2015.
Exhibition print must be available on 35mm, DCP, Blu-Ray, or DVD.
Feature length preview screeners PREFERABLY accepted as secure online links. We will also accept DVD preview screeners, but they must be labeled with title, director name and running time. DVD screeners will NOT be returned.
Short film preview screeners are accepted as secure online links ONLY.
Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.
Shipping/mailing costs must be pre-paid, and insurance is recommended.
Submission packages must be post-marked with all applicable fees and enclosures by the deadline.
Priority will be given to films that have not screened in Edmonton before GVF, either theatrically or broadcast, and not available online for public viewing. Exceptions are at the discretion of the festival programming department.
Early bird Deadline of December 24, 2014:
Feature length films (70min +) $45
Mid-length films (21min – 69min) $25
Short films (20min and under) $15
Regular Deadline February 14, 2015:
Feature length films (70min +) $50
Mid-length films (21min – 69min) $30
Short films (20min and under) $20
EXTENDED Late Deadline February 28, 2015:
Feature length films (70min +) $60
Mid-length films (21min – 69min) $40
Short films (20min and under) $25
*Pre-entry submission fees are non-refundable. Mailed DVD screeners must be postmarked by submission Deadlines.
Local Filmmaker Fee Waiver
The Global Visions Festival is pleased to WAIVE FEES for all Alberta submissions. Proof must be provided for the following criteria used to determine eligibility: Albertan location, resident Albertan Writer, resident Albertan Producer, resident Albertan Director, Albertan funding source (with supporting documentation/letter).
Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed/screened theatrically or broadcast on television in Alberta prior to the 2015 Festival. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the GVF Programming Committee. Designation of a selected film’s exhibition date(s), time(s), and location(s) is at the sole discretion of the Festival. The decisions of the Programmers are final. In addition, the entrant grants GVF the right to exhibit the selected film up to three times during the Festival, in addition to Press screenings (closed to the public).
Applicants will be notified by email regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by March 31, 2015. Please do not contact the Programming Department regarding the status of your submission before that date.
Upon selection, participants will be contacted via email by the Program Director with specific shipping instructions.
Upon notification of selection, the entrant agrees to immediately supply GVF with publicity materials, and grants the Festival the right to utilize such materials for promotional purposes and to broadcast and/or screen clips.
The following is a list of materials required for each film once accepted at the Festival:
• Electronic press kit
• Film poster(s), hand bills, or associated collateral for Venue (*where available*)
• Select promotional clips and/or film trailer
• Additional promo screeners for Publicity
• (2) DVD backups, clean of watermarks and warnings, for projection backup
• (min. 3) High resolution promo image (min 300 dpi)
• Film website or trailer URL
Exhibition prints must arrive at the Festival office by April 15, 2015. Incoming shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the participant unless otherwise negotiated. Invited films must be shipped pre-paid, with all the necessary commercial invoices and customs paid, with return (or next festival) shipping information including the name of your preferred courier company and your account number.
Shipping of Exhibition Prints / Limitation of Liability and Indemnity Provisions
Although GVF will take every reasonable precaution for the safekeeping and proper handling of entry and exhibition materials, including the Exhibition Print(s), from the time of receipt to the time of release to the Applicant’s courier company or shipping agent, GVF shall not be liable to Applicant, his or her heirs, legal representatives, or dependents, or their respective assignees, for loss or damage to entry and exhibition materials arising out of the transportation to and from the Festival or the operations of GVF, its officers, directors, agents, successors and assigns.
Notwithstanding the above, GVF’s liability for claims, costs, losses, damages of any kind or any other cause, including but not limited to liability for any fundamental breach of this agreement or for patent or copyright infringement and regardless of the form of action, shall not exceed the fees paid hereunder for the submission to the Festival. The fees charged by GVF reflect the allocation of risk herein and the limited recourse to the Applicant provided for in this Agreement.
In addition, International participants should note that GVF will not assume responsibility for, nor will it accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage.
Finally, Applicant shall indemnify and hold GVF harmless of and from any and all claims, losses, liabilities (including negligence, tort and strict liability), damages, judgments, suits or legal proceedings, including court costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to the use by GVF of the entry and exhibition materials, including but not limited to any claim that the Applicant’s entry and exhibition materials violates the intellectual property rights of another party.
Accepted formats for exhibition:
35mm, DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD.
For more information on submissions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the Global Visions Festival implies understanding and acceptance of the following Guidelines and Regulations. Filmmakers are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted materials.
*NEW FOR 2015*
Global Visions is partnering with EEK! Comic & Pop Culture Fest to present a 3-day Animation Festival during next year’s EEK! Fest – kicking off MAY 30th, 2015!
SUBMIT YOUR ANIMATED FILM TODAY! ALL ANIMATION STYLES ELIGIBLE! (fiction, non-fiction, short, feature-length, experimental etc).
Animated submissions will be considered for EEK! and/or Global Visions (*please let us know if you have a preference, or if you would like to be considered for both).
Join us December 6 for the WORLD PREMIERE screening of Beth Wishart MacKenzie’s latest Made-in-Edmonton doc, Brothers in the Buddha.
This screening is presented with the generous support of
‘Brothers in the Buddha’ features Michael, a seventeen year old Vietnamese-Canadian youth who has taken up a unique discipline: at the tender age of ten, Michael was ordained as a novice monk…at a Buddhist monastery in the heart of Edmonton. This inspiring documentary examines the personal life and challenge taken up by Michael – both at the monastery and in his community – as we observe how he, like other adolescents his age, seeks to define his identity in the modern world.
We come to know Michael not as a novelty, but as a neighbour. In the process, we gain a sympathetic understanding of the religious tradition he is exploring, and the community he stands within.With its focus on one young Canadian, the only child of an immigrant family, ‘Brothers in the Buddha’ speaks in personal terms of the larger process of multicultural accommodation and coexistence that continues to shape Canada today.
DATE: Saturday, December 6th
TIME: Doors 3:30pm / Screening 4:15pm / Q&A and Reception 5:30pm
LOCATION: Metro Cinema at the Garneau (8712 109 St)
ADMISSION: $10 Adults / $8 Students & Seniors
Tickets available at the door or in advance through
Global Visions is proud to present the highly-anticipated Alberta Premiere of The Culture High – the long-awaited follow up to one of the most popular Canadian documentaries of all-time, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High!
This Exclusive Fundraiser and Premiere screening event will take place at 7:00pm, Wednesday October 8th, 2014 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau (8712 109 St., Edmonton).
International award-winning Edmonton-based filmmaker, Adam Scorgie and many other VIP guests will be in attendance.
The Culture High makes its Western Canadian debut in advance of a major fall festival run, where it has secured coveted slots in the UK’s influential Raindance Film Festival, the Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, the Warsaw Film Festival in Poland, and more. The Culture High will also make its theatrical debut in New York and LA from October 3rd – October 17th prior to its day & date nationwide release through TUGG.
Following in the groundbreaking steps of The Union, The Culture High raises awareness of the global cultural shift taking place in regards to drug policy, specifically, Cannabis policy. Some of the prolific and prominent figures featured in the film include; Sir Richard Branson, Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, Wiz Khalifa, Dr. Lester Grindspoon, Dr. Gabor Maté, and host of “The Young Turks”, Cenk Uygur – just to name a few.
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Screening sponsored by: City Television, Russian Standard, and El Cortez Tequila Bar & Kitchen.