Deadline Extended for Whistler Film Festival Feature ScriptWorkshop

 

Whistler, BC (July 14, 2021) - The Whistler Film Festival has extended the submission deadline for their two-day Feature Script Workshop which will be held August 12 and 13 in Whistler, BC and led by acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Stopkewich and award-winning screenwriter Frank Borg.

 

The deadline for entries is now July 21 and up to six projects will be selected. The workshop fee is $750 which includes two night's accommodation as well as all meals. Participants are responsible for travel to Whistler and there is a $25 application fee.

 

Scripts must be dramatic feature length (80+ minutes) in the 2nd draft or finished stage and intended for commercial theatrical release or broadcast. Additional submission guidelines and application form are available at http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

 

"The Whistler [feature script] workshop allowed us to enhance our script to a level that may not have been realized otherwise. This script development was instrumental in moving our project much further down the road towards production and helping secure serious interest from many industry partners." -- Gerry Atwell, co-writer "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"

 

About WFFS:

 

The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS), a non-profit education and cultural organization incorporated under The Society Act of British Columbia, operates the Whistler Film Festival and its programs. WFFS is dedicated to supporting artistic innovation, profiling new technology and providing an educational and entertaining environment for film enthusiasts and industry professionals at its annual film festival, monthly screening series and other professional development programs. WFFS and the Whistler Film Festival are committed to enriching the cultural experience of local, national and international audiences by celebrating, promoting and developing Canadian filmmakers and world cinema.

 

About Lynne Stopkewich:

 

An alumnus of the University of British Columbia's M.F.A. film program, Lynne Stopkewich is a Vancouver-based writer/director. Best known for the independent features Kissed, Suspicious River and Lilith On Top, Lynne has recently ventured into the world of television, directing episodes for Da Vinci's  Inquest (CBC), The L Word (Showtime), and Terminal City (TMN, CityTV). She was nominated for DGC Best Director Awards in 2003 for The Atwood Stories, Man From Mars and in 2004 for the Chris Haddock/Pierre Sarrazin/CTV television feature The Life.  In 2005, she is slated to direct four episodes of CBC's This Is Wonderland. Currently, Lynne is developing the feature screenplay SKUD based on Dennis Foon's award-winning  novel and Vancouver Stories, a multi-director feature, along with filmmakers Bruce Sweeney, Larry Kent, Ann-Marie Fleming and Nathaniel Geary.

 

About Frank Borg:

 

Frank Borg writes for stage, film and television.  His stage credits include Next Door, an adaptation of Camus' The Stranger and The Chalk Player, winner of the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition and the Ottawa Little Stage National One-Act Competition. He has worked as a Writer/Executive Story Editor for television series The Eleventh Hour and Da Vinci's Inquest. He has also written for The Collector. For his television writing, he has won two Leo Awards, three Writers Guild Awards and one Gemini Award. Feature film credits include: My Father's Angel which won a Leo Award and a Genie Nomination for Best Screenplay. He has worked as a Story Editor and Story Consultant on several features.