Posted on: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Do you have big filmmaking plans for the new year? These opportunities could help.
– Here’s a neat one: Teams of three with a film trailer and $150 can sign up for CineCoup’s film accelerator program, wherein they’ll learn how to promote the heck out of their film, improve the script and the idea, and start building a following for the film on social media channels. After 17 weeks, one team will win up to $1 million in funding and their film will be released in Cineplex Odeon theatres. Not bad! You can read about it in this article from the Globe and Mail called “Is social media the answer for Canada’s indie filmmakers?”
– The CFC’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producer’s Lab and Writer’s Lab are now taking applications.
Calls for submissions
– The Nickel Film Festival’s early bird deadline is December 14th.
– The Island Media Arts Festival is a swiftly-growing film festival in Charlottetown, PEI, and they’re accepting submissions until February 15th.
– The Yorkton Film Festival, home of the Golden Sheaf Awards, has extended their early bird deadline for Atlantic Canadian films. If you’d like to get your film in to them, send them an email at email@example.com.
– Telefilm Canada always has a ground round-up of calls for submissions from international film festivals. Check it out here.
Other good stuff
– TIFF is hiring an editor!
– The Reel Challenge will put $7,500 in your pocket if you make the best 60-second short celebrating the people behind the scenes in Canadian film.
– In case you’re wondering what to watch next, an impressive group of film buffs chose their top 10 Canadian films of all time. All are listed here.
– If you’d rather watch shorts, the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival is now under way. Cruise on over to the NSI’s website to watch some great short films for free, including Eva Madden’s short, “What Remains,” which screened at the 2010 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.