Liz Jarvis: Instructor
Liz Jarvis began working in the film industry as a programmer for the National Film Board’s Winnipeg theatre in 1984. She was a freelance production assistant, set dresser and assistant director before joining Buffalo Gal Pictures in 1995 and has contributed to the company as a producer, production executive, production and post supervisor, and assistant director. Most recently, Liz was involved with two Canadian interprovincial co-productions: Mad Ship, with Enigmatico Films and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom with Palomar. Liz also co-produced the US-Canada- Kuwait co-production Amreeka, a film by Cherien Dabis, which premiered at Sundance 2009, and screened at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, winning the FIPRESCI Critics Prize; and High Life, a film by Winnipeg-based director Gary Yates which premiered at Panorama, Berlin 2009. In 2007 Liz collaborated with writer-director Kari Skogland to produce the feature film The Stone Angel, starring Ellen Burstyn, based on the beloved novel by Margaret Laurence. Liz is actively involved as a mentor for upcoming filmmakers, is a consultant for the National Screen Institute of Canada and teaches Producing for Film at the University of Winnipeg.