Sep 14 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2012
If you are an aspiring filmmaker in the mid-Island region with some experience and access to equipment, there is a modest grant available to help you with a project. In addition, there’s a scholarship for a week-long filmmaking program at a level appropriate to your experience.
The Nanaimo Global Film Festival organizing group wants to encourage local filmmakers to tackle issues relating to economic alternatives, social justice, and the environment. To that end, they are offering this Community Award package to help facilitate production of a 5-10 minute film or video that will be screened at their 2013 festival. Sponsors of the award are the Mid-Island Co-op and the Gulf Islands Film and Television School.
Details on how to submit proposals can be found on the Awards page of the Festival website: www.nanaimofilmfest.org The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 24.
The website also gives details on the local and international documentaries – more than 30 – that will be screened at this year’s Festival September 28 and 29 at the VIU Nanaimo campus. Additional screenings will take place at the Painted Turtle’s Corner Lounge at lunch time on Sept. 28 and on Sunday, September 30.
The award winner will be announced during the festival and will have approximately a year to complete the film.