Five New Filmmakers to ‘Bring it’ to Whistler for the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch

November 7, 2014
Posted by: Leslie Wootton

Whistler Film Festival, December 3 – 7, 2014

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 2014/15 edition of MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 14th Annual Whistler Film Festival:

Saturday, December 6, 10:30 am-12 pm, Whistler Conference Centre (Grand Foyer).

Based on an adjudication process administered by Creative BC, the five finalists and their projects are:

Paul Furminger, Japantown; Shannon Kohli, Man-Date; Iuliana Constantinescu, Say You’re Sorry; Jay Rathore, The Great Big Indian Secret; Andrew Rowe, Vehicular Romanticide

The MPPIA Short Film Award has become a highlight on the annual Whistler Film Festival calendar, as some of BC’s brightest emerging directors vie on stage before a jury of industry professionals for the sought after filmmaking prize.

Now in its eighth cycle, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with an opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision. The Award was founded to recognize and celebrate the contribution of film and television to the Province of British Columbia.

The successful candidate receives a $10,000 cash award from MPPIA, a $5,000 cash award from Creative BC, plus in-kind production services up to $100,000 for a short film project to be completed within one year after receiving the Award. The completed project will premiere at the 2015 Whistler Film Festival.

Don’t miss the Whistler Film Festival world premiere screening of last year’s MPPIA Short Film Award pitch winner Nick Citton’s The Future Perfect: Saturday December 6, 1 pm at Millennium Place in Whistler.

Now in its eighth cycle, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with an opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision. The Award was founded to recognize and celebrate the contribution of film and television to the Province of British Columbia.

The MPPIA Short Film Award is made possible by the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA), Creative BC and the  Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) as well as the generous support and contributions of the British Columbia motion picture production community.

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