News & Screenings – Selected

California Premiere, Four Nominations and an Award for Euphoria

Euphoria was invited to the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, where the film picked up four nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Feature, Best Female Director and Best Original Score. Congrats to composer Shawn Pierce who won Best Score for his wonderful work in Euphoria.

Euphoria travels to Yerevan, Armenia for European premiere

The 11th KIN International Women's Film Festival selected Euphoria to screen in Yerevan, Armenia. The festival's goal is "to promote women's creativity, establish a network between woman filmmakers from different parts of the world and promote a better understanding of different cultures and each other."

Four Actors Recognized for Euphoria Performances

Proud to announce that performers Brooke Palsson and Darcy Fehr both took home awards at the 2014 ACTRA Manitoba awards for their work in Euphoria. Brooke won Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist in a theatrical film and Darcy was awarded Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist in a theatrical feature. Sarah Constible and Kassidy Love Brown were both nominated for Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist.

Two Nominations and a "Best of Show" Award

At the 2014 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto — one of North America's leading festivals for women's films — Euphoria won the festival's top prize, Best of Show and was also nominated for Best Canadian Feature.

Audience Choice Award

Euphoria takes home an Audience Choice Award from the Green Bay Film Festival!

Festival praise for Euphoria

Exciting news from the Green Bay Film Festival! Judges have selected Euphoria for the festival's special "In Focus" category. Only two films were selected and the judges' comments were:

"So good on so many levels. Characters well balanced, spot on performances, compelling story."

"Quiet and observant with rich performances."

New screenings for Euphoria coming up at the WFG's Cinematheque on November 1, 3 and 7th, 2013

Paula Kelly's doc, The Trib: Story of an Underdog Newspaper, screens at the WFG's Cinematheque on October 3rd at 7 pm

Check out this site for blogs about the film by students from journalism instructor Duncan McMonagle's class at Red River College who attended the screening.

Euphoria screens to full house at the 2013 Gimli Film Festival

Audience buzz about the film was high at this year's edition of the Gimli Film Festival. The screening on July 26th was preceded by a panel called Facets of a Feature Film with writer/director Paula Kelly, producer Juliette Hagopian and actress/producer Joely Collins.

Euphoria debuts March 13, 2013 on Superchannel — Winnipeg Free Press rates the film three and a half stars

What makes Euphoria compelling is the depth of emotion [Brooke] Palsson and [Sarah] Constible bring to the story… - Brad Oswald, Winnipeg Free Press

See the full review here.

Take a look at new Euphoria trailer!

Art and Stone screens at WAG's Nuit Blanche

September 29, 2012 - the Winnipeg Art Gallery hosts a screening of Paula Kelly's film, Art and Stone, during NUIT BLANCHE, an all-night celebration of contemporary art.

For more info, check out: Nuit Blanche

And in other Nuit Blanche news:

Paula's Waiting for the Parade (Part 3 of the Souvenirs trilogy) joins a line-up of short films by Manitoba filmmakers, part of Manitoba Film & Music and On Screen Manitoba's 25th anniversary celebrations.

The shorts showcase runs from 8 pm - 9 pm at the Creswin Tower, 201 Portage Avenue.

Feature Film Drama Goes into Post-Production

Post-production continues on Euphoria. Slated for upcoming release, this feature film drama was written and directed by Paula Kelly, with Inferno Pictures as producer and distributor, and Superchannel as broadcaster.

Our thanks for funding support for the project provided by Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film and Music and friends and supporters in our community.

For more information and photos, visit Euphoria on Facebook.

One for the History Books

Athabasca University continues to include Paula Kelly's seminal 2001 film The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong (the story of labour leader Helen Armstrong) in its History of Labour curriculum. Produced by Buffalo Gal Pictures/Journey Films Inc. and distributed by Moving Images of Vancouver.

Support for Paula Kelly's Feature Film Euphoria

Summer 2011: Telefilm, Superchannel and Manitoba Film & Music come on board in August of 2011 to support Paula's feature film project, Euphoria.

Screening at Gimli Film Fest

August 2011: Paula's documentary short, Art and Stone, screens at the 2011 edition of the Gimli Film Festival.

Short film airs on CBC Manitoba

August 2011: Paula's short film, Waiting for the Parade (from her Souvenirs trilogy) is selected to air on CBC Manitoba, as part of their Manitoba Short Shots 2011 program.

Art and Stone film premiere at Winnipeg Art Gallery

June 2011: Paula Kelly premieres Art and Stone, the story behind the building of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, one of Canada's most important modernist architectural icons. The screening is followed by a Q and A session between WAG architect Gustavo da Roza and WAG director Stephen Borys.

Screening and Panel Appearance

February 2011: Waiting for the Parade (from Paula's Souvenirs) screens at Winnipeg: A City In Search of Itself, curated by Dave Barber on Feb. 5, 2011, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers: Paula Kelly, Stéphane Oystryk, Kevin Nikkel, John Paskievich, and Matt Rankin (through Skype in Montreal) as well as Terri Fuglem, associate professor in the University of Manitoba Department of Architecture. Modertated by Film professor Howard Curle.

Winnipeg Art Gallery Story Commissioned

2010 – Art and Stone, a half-hour documentary about the Winnipeg Art Gallery, is commissioned by executive producer, Cam Bennett for MTS TV's Winnipeg On Demand.

Paula Kelly Receives Inaugural Manitoba Hothouse Award for Creative Development

May 2010 – Paula is awarded the inaugural Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development from the Winnipeg Film Group (2010). Projects supported include Euphoria, a feature film drama, as well as other projects.

Career Profile in WFG Book Publication

2009 –Paula Kelly's filmmaking career is profiled in the essay An Abundant Curiosity, written by Tricia Wasney, in the book publication entitled Place—13 Essays, 13 Filmmakers, 1 City, Winnipeg Film Group publications.

Film Award Nomination for Best Documentary Short

May 2009 - Paula's short film trilogy entitled Souvenirs (supported through the Winnipeg Arts Council's Public Art Program) is nominated for Best Doc Short at the 2009 Yorkton Short Film Festival.

Screenings and Presentations in Calgary and Winnipeg

2009 - Waiting for the Parade (from the Souvenirs trilogy) screens at the 2009 Gimli Film Festival and Truck Gallery's Urbanity Film Festival (Calgary), and receives several special presentations: My City is Still Breathing Symposium (Cultural Capital/Winnipeg Arts Council); Mediated Cities conference (University of Manitoba); Institute of Urban Studies (University of Winnipeg).

Paula Receives WIDC Banff Fellowship Award

2009 – Paula is awarded the Women in the Director's Chair Banff Fellowship. She has also previously received the CTV Banff Television Fellowship, as well as the MIPCOM Fellowship.

Women in the Director's Chair Workshop – One of Eight Women Directors Selected

2008 – Paula Kelly is selected as one of eight participants in the prestigious Women in the Director's Chair Workshop program at the Banff Centre's Media Institute.

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