Schedule of films + speakers

Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.

CLOSING NIGHTSunday, April 28 at 7pm



Celebrate another successful year of Projecting Change at our closing night party.  Featuring Barefoot Wine + Bubbly and delicious canapés from our host venue.

Screening at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings St. in Vancouver. map

Our closing night party will take place at The Portside Pub at 7 Alexander in Gastown.


Film screening: 7:00pm
Afterparty gala: 9:00pm – midnight

Cost: $25 ticket price include screening and gala.

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Screening 1: Global Sorority

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Global Sorority

This documentary’s aim is to show that all women, regardless of where they are situated in the world, have the ability to be equal and inspiring. It’s about creating the Global Sorority that the documentary’s name suggests.

year:          2013
country:     International
director:     Tia Kelly & Loretta Cella

Screening 2: Girl Rising

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Girl Rising

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

year:          2013
country:     USA
director:     Richard Robbins
length:       101 min

Presented in partnership with Room to Read Vancouver and supported by Lunapads.


“If Girl Rising is wholly a vehicle furthering the cause of girls’ education across the globe, it’s more of a multicolored bus to worthy destinations than a pace car.”— New York times, March 2013
“Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, “Girl Rising” stands as a testament to the power of information.” — Los Angeles Times, March 2013
“My goal is to get Girl Rising to as many people as possible, especially the girls in Afghanistan—[they] moved me to tears.” — Freida Pinto, Interview Magazine March 2013
“This film gives visual corroboration to knowledge we already have: Educating women and girls has the most optimistic, positive effects on families, communities, and economies worldwide. If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future!” — Meryl Streep, AFP

Speaker Panel

Directors Loretta and Tia will be in attendance.
Loretta A. Cella- President and Founder of Passion Foundation
Loretta is an International Facilitator, Advocate and Life Enhancement Coach who has spent the last 11 years dedicated to the empowerment of individuals, families, and communities. Having worked with diverse individuals and groups in Canada, New Delhi, Kenya and Uganda, Loretta has developed a deep appreciation and passion for diversity and connecting the human spirit to purposeful action. Loretta founded the the Passion Foundation in 2007, a unique charity that has spent the last four years empowering young women to create their own legacy in this world using solution-focused coaching and a workshop series called the Elements of SUCCESS. She is also a certified Canadian Career Development Practioner.
Tia Kelly- Certified Life Coach and Photographer
Tia grew up with 7 siblings on an organic farm in Ireland. She was born in India and has lived and traveled in many countries. Her parents instilled in her a deep sense of responsibility and appreciation for the planet, along with respect for others and their differences. She has always been an animal lover, which ultimately led her to meeting and marrying the love of her life, a vegan cardiologist (nicknamed Dr Pete). Together they strive to lead ethical and purposeful lives. They are committed to serving others and creating a brighter global future. For Tia that means assisting young women in living their best lives, through solution focused coaching and art.
Ish Jhaj
Ish Jhaj is the founder of Shooting for Hope, an organization that travels to India to run soccer camps for underprivileged girls. Ish is a SFU Kinesiology graduate, finishing her post-graduate studies in orthotics and prosthetics and an avid soccer player, coach and fan. For Ish, soccer is much more than a sport; it is a vehicle for bringing people together. Shooting for Hope has the vision of giving young girls from rural communities a chance to enhance their lives through the beautiful game of soccer. They believe in encouraging young girls to be active in sports from early on, and see the benefits this can bring to their adults. The program aspires to build confidence in young girls and teach them with a little bit of work, you really can achieve your dreams.