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November 11, 2015

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen as the NSI Online Short Film Festival this November 16th. Here is the link to watch it:  http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2015/11/very-good-dirt/

July 24, 2015

Fun night at the Gimli Film Festival for the Canadian shorts program which included Very Good Dirthttp://gimlifilm.com/films/?filter-1768=17212

June 25, 2015

Great news! Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen as part of the Canadian Shorts Films program at the Gimli Film Festival, Friday, July 24th at 5:30pm in Gimli, Manitoba.

News release: http://gimlifilm.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2015/07/2015-GFF-Media-Release-July14.pdf

June 13, 2015

It was a full house at the theatre in Strathclair, Manitoba, where my film played with two other short films shot around the area as part of a “triple bill”. It was an honour to finally show the local community, Very Good Dirt. Many of the people I interviewed for the film attended including: Bruce Nichol, Gayleen Stimpson, John Thompson, Agnes Bridge, and Jack and Margaret Boyd. Big thanks to Neil Gamey and the Strathclair Theatre Committee for volunteering their time to make this special night happen.

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April 21, 2015

Very Good Dirt wins Platinum at Worldfest-Houson. What an honour!

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March 21, 2015

Very Good Dirt heads north!  It will screen at the Dawson City International Film Festival, which runs April 2 – 5, 2015 in Dawson City, Yukon.

http://www.dawsonfilmfest.com

March 7, 2015

Awesome time at  ‪#‎VIWIFF2015‬ where Very Good Dirt played in a shorts program called “Around the World in Eight Shorts”. It was an intriguing mixture of international stories and we were proud to be a part of it.

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February 22, 2015

2nd Place in the Short Doc category for Very Good Dirt at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival.

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February 17, 2015

Interview for Vancouver International Women in Film Festival:

February 16, 2015

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Very Good Dirt wins the Metropol Audience Favourite short film award at the Victoria Film Festival!

http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/wild-tales-takes-top-honours-at-victoria-film-festival-1.1764076

February 7, 2015

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February 5, 2015

Article in the Brandon Sun

http://www.brandonsun.com/local/doc-about-ghost-town-stirs-emotions-filmmaker-says-290898591.html?thx=y

January 26, 2015

Another hometown screening of Very Good Dirt! I am honoured to have the film selected by the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Saturday, March 7th, at 7 PM, 2015 at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver. #VIWIFF2015

VIWIFF 2015 Laurel final

https://wiftv.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/catharine-parke-close-to-her-heart/

January 15, 2015

Very Good Dirt has been selected as a finalist for the Women In Film and Television International 10th Annual International Showcase from 869 submissions from 58 countries.

http://www.mediafusionent.com/files/WIFTI_Showcase_Finalists_Press_release_011515.pdf

http://www.wiftichapters.org

January 11, 2015

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the Victoria International Film Festival, Saturday, February 7th, 2015 in Victoria, BC.

https://boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com/film.php?id=1008&noIframe=1

January 11, 2015

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Festival, February 17 – 22 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

http://www.winnipegfilmfestival.com/index.php/short-documentaries

December 13, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the Fargo Film Festival, March 3 – 7 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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http://www.fargofilmfestival.org

November 15, 2014

Honoured to have Very Good Dirt screening at the Vancouver Short Film Festival.

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October 20, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the Vancouver Short Film Festival at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver on Saturday, November 15th at 7:00pm.

http://www.vsff.com/pg/written-earth-our-stories

http://www.straight.com/blogra/762641/georgia-straight-proudly-sponsors-vancouver-short-film-festival

October 3, 2014

Happy to meet up with Festival Producer Kerrie Long at the Edmonton International Film Festival, where Very Good Dirt is screening as part of the Canadiana shorts program.

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September 13, 2014

Having a great time watching great films at Docuwest Film Festival in Denver, Colorado – thanks for inviting me and my film, Program Director Wade Gardner.

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September 12, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to compete at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival, in Sweden, Oct 20 – 26, 2014. It was chosen from 5,000 entries.

http://www.shortfilmfestival.com/en/films/very-good-dirt/

July 20, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the San Gio Verona Festival in Verona, Italy, July 23 – 27th, 2014

July 7, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at the Edmonton International Film Festival, Friday, October 3, 2014.

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July 1, 2014

Very Good Dirt has been selected to screen at DocuWest International Film Festival in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014

Short Program: http://docuwestfest.com/project/shorts-package-just-sayin/

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May 28, 2014

Article from Toronto film Scene, Toronto’s Online Film Magazine

http://thetfs.ca/2014/05/28/cannes-2014-review-short-talent-programme/#.VNP0MkKRsso

May 20, 2014

Interview on Radio Noon show with Marilyn Maki from CBC Radio Manitoba.

May 19, 2014

Mention in the Brandon Sun:

http://www.brandonsun.com/local/mcconnell-documentary-showing-at-cannes-259924181.html?thx=y

May 17, 2014

Article on Women in Film + Television Vancouver Society website

http://wiftv.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/catharine-parke-close-to-her-heart/#more-1755

May 16, 2014

Mention in an article on BC Living:

http://www.bcliving.ca/entertainment/bc-talent-at-the-67th-cannes-film-festival

May 7, 2014

Pretty sweet seeing my film on the Cannes Festival website!

http://sub.festival-cannes.fr/SfcCatalogue/MovieDetail/7f807fbe-0ff5-455c-8efa-7f3497ac5e64

May 5, 2014

It’s official!  Very Good Dirt is up on the Telefilm Canada website for Canada: Not Short on Talent at Cannes 2014.

http://www.telefilm.ca/05/516/Cannes/2014/films.php?festival=236

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April 25, 2014

Got word today that Very Good Dirt will be screened at the Palais F theatre in Cannes on May 20, at 11:30am.

April 14, 2014

On behalf of Telefilm Canada, we are delighted to confirm that your film Very Good Dirt has been selected to be part of the 4th edition of Canada: Not Short on Talent at Cannes. Telefilm Canada initiative is designed to increase the international exploitation of new short films and to promote Canadian talents to accredited buyers and international festival programmers at the Cannes Market.

June 12, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have my film selected by jury as one of the 2013/2014 recipients of the NFB Pacific and Yukon Centre’s Filmmaker Assistance Program.