Sunday, 20 February 2011

#YZF's France Benoit's "Hand to Toe, an exploration in the art of giving" at Vancouver film festival

This is to let you know that my latest film "Hand to Toe, an exploration in the art of giving" has been selected for the Women in Film and Television Festival to be held in Vancouver March 4-6 at Vancity Theatre.  The screening for my film is scheduled for Saturday afternoon March 5th between 3:30 and 5:30 PM along with other short films from talented women film directors.  I will be in attendance for a discussion after the screening.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 on-line at

I have been lucky to have been selected for a 6-month mentorship program with the CTV Women in Director's Chair Career Advancement program affiliated with both the festival and the Creative Women Workshops Association. I will take part in 2 days of training on career goals and regular conference calls will follow until September.

For those in Yellowknife, the DVD is on sale at the Book Cellar.



Every Wednesday, men and women from the streets of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, gather to share an evening meal and have their feet washed. Winter and summer, they take a load off, swap stories and experience warmth, water and tenderness. In return, the volunteers who provide this service make meaningful connections with their community. Invoking the grace and security of the womb, director France Benoit and videographer Gary Milligan dive foot first into these lively nights with this artful, black and white exploration into the act of giving.