AWFJ Set to Present EDA Awards at Whistler Film Festival 2018 – Jennifer Merin reports

This is the sixth consecutive year in which the Alliance of Women Film Journalists has the honor to partner with Whistler Film Festival to recognize women filmmakers with presentation of EDA Awards for Best Female-Directed Feature Film and Best Female-Directed Short at this year’s festival, held in Whistler from November 28 to December 2, 2018.

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SPOTLIGHT October 2018: Shauna Hardy Mishaw, Executive Director Whistler Film Festival

Shauna Hardy Mishaw is a movie mogul who neither produces nor directs movies. Nor does she write, work crew or appear in them. Her extraordinary industry impact comes from her work as Executive Director of Canada’s Whistler Film Festival, where she has consistently opened the doors of opportunity for emerging cinema artists, especially women.

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Women Rule Whistler Film Festival – Literally! – Katherine Brodsky reports

Whistler Film Festival (WFF) was founded some 14 years ago by Shauna Hardy Mishaw, who is currently its executive director. WFF, a significant player within the Canadian film fest circuit,i known for its intimate, casual environment, Mishaw’s loyal and tireless admin team consists largely of women, most of whom have been with the festival for years, supporting WFF and setting the stage for film-centric hospitality through which filmmakers and industry honchos mingle, and deals are made not only via scheduled one-on-one meetings, but also in the hot tub or on the ski slopes. Read on…

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