Vancouver filmmaker Karen Lam inspired by Sandra Oh
Her films may be dark, but on set Karen Lam is as bubbly as they come. Despite it being day 17 of a gruelling 18-day shoot for her second full-length film, Evangeline, the director who will be receiving this year’s Artistic Innovation Award at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Spotlight Gala jokes with her cast and crew about the amount of gore they’re throwing around.
KAREN LAM IN THE VANCOUER SUN
For the first time the festival of female directors has a program featuring horror films, as more women take on the genre.
Increasingly prominent on the horror scene, women are moving from being represented as final girls to having final cut. Stranger with My Face Horror Film Festival director Briony Kidd talks with female filmmakers and organisers about the struggle to be recognised in a genre that usually portrays women as hopeless victims.
WOMEN TAKE POWER OVER HORROR
Inspired by Sandra Oh’s words and actions, director Karen Lam experiments with the concept of representation in the performing arts for the National Film Board of Canada.
Whether or not you are a horror fan, Karen Lam’s sophomore film, the revenge thriller Evangeline, is a jaw-dropping experience. So much so, that the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF) opened their March 6th to 9th festival with the B.C premiere of the film.