WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR INDIGENOUS FILMMAKER FELLOWSHIP

first_imgAdvertisement Fellows will receive an industry pass to attend the Whistler Film Festival and Summit, where they will gain firsthand insight into the world of narrative short form storytelling through panel discussions, workshops pitches, networking events, and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts.Short scripts in all genres can be submitted for consideration. Writers must be Canadian citizens and of Indigenous descent. All rights remain with the filmmaker. WFF has no proprietary interest in any of the projects. The application deadline is August 30th, and the finalists and mentors will be announced in mid-October. Application details and information are available at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Whistler Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support and commitment to the Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship sponsored by Canada Media Fund, Creative BC and Eagle Vision, and is supported by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whistler, B.C.: To support the voices of Indigenous Canadians, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has opened the call for applications for its 6th annual Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship. Formerly named the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, the four-day creative and business immersion experience will take place from November 28th to December 2nd during the Whistler Film Festival and Summit. The experience is open nationally for up to six emerging Indigenous Canadian film artists with short films, webisode projects or television pilots. The program is designed to advance Indigenous Canadian talent by focusing on strengthening and advancing short script projects by facilitating feedback from mentor filmmakers, broadcasters and industry leaders who are well-respected members of the Canadian film community.“The WFF Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship’s main focus is to support and highlight Indigenous stories and content creators from across Canada who are looking to advance their short form content from script to screen,” says Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “The fellowship plays an important role in helping storytellers and their projects advance past the development stage.”Recent Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship success stories include: Allan Hopkins’ Indian Road Trip which grew from a short script into a feature and is currently in post production; Mary Galloway’s Unintentional Mother which was completed in 2016 with the assistance of the Foundation Artist of Choice Award, of which Mary was the first Canadian recipient, and world premiered at WFF 2017; and Daniel Foreman’s Raven and the Sea Wolf, which is part of an animated series of short stories now in production called Legendary Myths: Raven Adventures.last_img read more

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