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The St. John's International Women's Film Festival is bringing Films On The Go, its annual summertime cross-province film tour, to Corner Brook on Aug. 21. Part of the tour will include the hosting of a panel discussion about filmmaking right before the screening.
This year's lineup of eight local and international shorts includes Christian Sparkes' "A River In The Woods," Joel Thomas Hynes' "Clipper Gold," and Darcy Fitzpatrick's "Meters." Viewers will meet monsters, 50s housewives, and a 100-year-old Danish bather.
The panel begins at 6 p.m. at the Grenfell Campus theatre. The regular Films On The Go screening, with films by Joel Thomas Hynes, Mark O'Brien and Darcy Fitzpatrick, beings after the panel, at 7 p.m.
Films on the Go will also land in Norris Point on Aug. 20 for a workshop and screening. Beginning at 11 a.m., at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, actor/writer/director Ruth Lawrence will lead a community short film project called "My Point Is ...".
She's inviting people of all ages and all experiences to pitch in and help create a film that explores the idea of home. Participants will use simple video technology to capture the people and places that contribute to their own sense of home. Regular film screening will happen at 7 p.m.
A regular screening will take place in Stephenville Aug, 22, beginning at 7 p.m.