Women honoured for their contributions to film

Tara Bradbury
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Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.

Noreen Golfman (left) and Barbara Doran pose Sunday in Halifax with their Wave Awards. — Photo by Deanne Foley on Twitter

Doran and Golfman received Wave Awards at a ceremony in Halifax Sunday, during the fourth annual Women Making Waves conference. A project of Women in Film and TV — Atlantic, the conference unites industry pros and emerging talent for three days of panel discussions, networking and other events.

Doran is a producer and director whose business “Morag Loves Company” is behind projects like the TV mini-series “Random Passage,” and movies like “Love and Savagery” and “The Grand Seduction,” which recently won a Canadian Screen Award.

Golfman is a founding director and chairwoman of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, vice-chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and a professor of film studies, as well as dean of graduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

A third Wave Award went to Film Nova Scotia’s Linda Wood.

This year’s Women Making Waves conference, which wrapped up Sunday evening, included a short film screening, discussions on film stunts and making a hit sci-fi project, and a discussion with “Bomb Girls” producers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman, as well as a screenwriters’ circle, including local writer/director/producer Deanne Foley.

The Wave Awards, according to WIFT-Atlantic, “recognize significant impact, extensive reach and high-quality contribution to the Atlantic Canadian screen industry.”



Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland.This

Geographic location: Halifax

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  • Anna M. Curren
    March 31, 2014 - 10:43

    I'm trying to see the woman section