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Winter, 2003 - Jacqueline plays an English war-time lounge singer who befriends a young soldier before he's shipped out to fight the Germans in Richard Bell's sophomore feature Eighteen.

November 14-15, 2003 - Jacqueline appears at the Oz Stargate SG-1 Convention in Canberra, Australia.

September/October, 2003 - 50 Questions screens at the 22nd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival,  Written and directed by Jacqueline Samuda for Crazy 8s 2003,will be screened in the Canadian Images Program at the 22nd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival. Tthe ten-minute film follows mortgage broker, Bob, who is so driven in his job that he's blind to everything else until a temp puts him through a quiz that makes him look in the mirror and see himself as the repressed seething cauldron of passion he really is.

Starring: Alistair Abell and Jennifer Silverman with Philip Maurice Hayes, Michael Kopsa, Fred Keating, Shannon Powell and Leila Johnson.
Original Music: Simon Kendall and Fundamental (Aaron Grain, Matt Van Dyke and Dan Gagnon)
Production Designer: Maurice Woodworth
Editor: Fredrik Thorsen
Director of Photography: Jane Weitzel
Producers: Gerry Rutherford, Clare Hodge and Jacqueline Samuda
Writer-Director: Jacqueline Samuda

Screening in a selection of shorts under the banner title Hitting Zero
At 9:45 pm on Tuesday October 7th at Granville 7 Cinema 2
and at 4pm on Thursday October 9th at Pacific Cinematheque
Ticket/Program Info

October 7, 2003 - Cineworks Independent Film Society's "Meet the Filmmakers" series brings Jacqueline together with other short filmmakers featured in the Vancouver International Film Festival for a panel discussion at the Granville Cinema from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

September 13-14, 2003 - Jacqueline appears at GATECON, Vancouver's Stargate SG-1 convention, meeting fans and helping raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation.

August 27, 2003 - Jacqueline's Reelfast film, Three Times Fast, screens at the Celluloid Social Club in Vancouver, with other local filmmakers who also have films in the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival.

August 20, 2003-50 Questions, Jacqueline's Crazy8s film, is invited to screen at the 22nd Annual International Film Festival next month.

August 15-17, 2003 - The annual Reelfast 48-Hour Filmmaking competition sees Jacqueline (as writer/director) teaming up with brilliant comic actors Veena Sood, Mark Burgess and Steven Rudy, and producer Rob Riley, DOP Kevin Pearson, Editor Judi Babcock, Camera Op Julian Perry, Sound Editor Zdenek Sychrava, Boom Op Rodney Romero, Assistant Editor Jordan Atkinson, to create the ten-minute comedy Three Times Fast.

July 8, 2003- Jacqueline moderates a special Women in Film &Video Vancouver" Career Café" at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. A Conversation with David Spaner celebrates the launch of the entertainment industry journalist's new book Dreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver became Hollywood North byNorthwest. Other panellists include celebrated filmmaker Lynn Stopkewich, Movie Central's Shelley Gillen and author/filmmaker Jacqueline Levitin.

June, 2003 - Jacqueline joins the cast of Wilder Days, the TNT film starring Peter Falk and Tim Daly.  She plays a North-eastern truck stop owner who helps Tim Daly's character track down his dad (Peter Falk) and little boy.

June 25, 2003 - The Praxis Screenwriting Centre's annual summer workshop features Jacqueline as one of the performers in the reading of Curtis Saretske's The Kid With The Camera

May 31, 2003 - Jacqueline's short film 50 Questions screens at Vancouver's 1300-seat Vogue Theatre, followed by a Q&A session with Jacqueline and the other four directors who were selected to make their short films in the previous week's Crazy 8s filmmaking challenge.

May 22, 2003 - The Women in Film & Video Vancouver's Annual General Meeting is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Jacqueline conducts the meeting and the election of the new directors, as she concludes her second term as President and moves into the Advisory position of Past-President after three years of serving on the Board.

April-May, 2003 - Jacqueline wins a spot as one of five Directors to make a short film in May, 2003.  Selected by the Directors Guild of Canada and other industry sponsors for the CRAZY 8s program, her short script 50 Questionsgoes from paper to shooting on digital and ready for screening in only 8 days!  www.crazy8s.cc

May, 2003 - Jacqueline plays a Hollywood movie exec in an episode of the new Showtime series The L Word.Earthlings.

May 2, 2003 - Jacqueline plays an independent politician in the workshop performance of the Tom Cone play Love Lies Bleeding at the Granville Island Playwright's Theatre.

April-May, 2003 - Jacqueline workshops the Tom Cone play Love Lies Bleeding.

April 26, 2003 - Jacqueline chats with Stargate SG-1 fans from around the world on forums.delphiforums.com at 12:30pm PST.

April 24, 2003 - Jacqueline is the guest speaker at the WIFVV Breakfast Club.

March 27, 2003 - Jacqueline is one of five guest-hosts at the high profile film industry mixer The Red Light Lounge at Balthazar Restaurant.

March 14, 2003 - Jacqueline chairs the Leo Awards nominee jury for the Short Drama category. The annual Leo Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals in the BC film and TV industry and take place this year on May 9 and 10, 2003.

March 9, 2003 - Jacqueline speaks on Guerrilla Filmmaking at Vancouver's "Sistahood Celebration."

March 2, 2003 - Jacqueline acts as Moderator for the reading of Ric Bearsto's feature screenplay The Last Laugh at the Alibi Unplugged Script Reading Series at the Arts Club Theatre Revue on Granville Island.

March 1, 2003 - Jacqueline introduces the Women in Film segment of the Spotlight Awards Gala (hosted by the fabulous Amanda Tapping and co-sponsored by WIFVV and Wired Woman Society) and presents the Wayne Black Service Award to Shelley Gillen of Movie Central.

February 27, 2003 - Jacqueline appears "live" on Breakfast Television on CityTV between 7am and 9am, hosted by Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford to talk about women in the entertainment industry and the upcoming WIFVV Spotlight Awards Gala. Tune in!

February 14-22, 2003 - Jacqueline joins other jury members voting on films in competition at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival www.vimff.org, then she presents the Jury's Award at the Closing Ceremonies

January, 2003 - Jacqueline's short film project 50 Questions is short-listed for the prestigious National Screen Institute ZeD Drama Prize.  Jacqueline is one of fifteen semi-finalists from a nationwide call for submissions.  5 out of 15 national semi-finalists will win funding, services and mentorship for shooting their shorts, and a broadcasting license with CBC. www.nsi-canada.ca/dramaprize.


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