Posted on: Sunday, October 4th, 2015
STORYHIVE, a community powered funding platform through TELUS, has grants and distribution opportunities for local filmmakers in Western Canada.
STORYHIVE just launched its latest edition – and this time they’re looking for digital short ideas. Apply for your chance at winning one of 30 X $10,000 grants (15 in each province) to deliver a digital short, plus receive distribution on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand. Projects are being accepted until 12 pm (noon), October 11, 2015 so now is the time to put your best short film idea forward.
The action unfolds on STORYHIVE.com as the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution.
Later finalists move on with their finished videos to Stage 2 of the competition where one lucky team in each province will win one of two Top Awards – consisting of customized career training and mentorship programs, a scholarship to the Banff World Media Festival, and distribution on select TELUS platforms.
For more information visit: http://www.storyhive.com/digital-shorts
Watch our teaser for the Digital Shorts Edition https://youtu.be/PFNJvVHk9fk
Posted on: Friday, September 18th, 2015
Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016,
March 8-13, 2016) and the International Screenplay Competition end October 15th, 2015. This six-day festival celebrates and promotes women working in screen-based media.
It accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2013 are eligible.
As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events. It also hosts an International Screenplay Competition.
In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artist fees and all films are entered to win cash awards.
Posted on: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
WIFTA Board of Director Laura Vinson, along with her band, Free Spirit, is nominated for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year. Her album, Warrior, is up against folk legend Buffy Sainte Marie’s Polaris-shortlisted Power In The Blood, as well as artists from as far away as Iqaluit and Thunder Bay, Ont. Some of the songs on the “Warrior” album were composed for People & Peaks Productions‘ original musical scores, for the Canadian Rockies Series. The WIFTA Board of Directors are proud of Laura and her accomplishments. Read about the story at www.EdmontonJournal.com: