Presented in cooperation with Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with an opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision. Established in 2007, 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 British Columbia Film + Media, plus in-kind production services up to $100,000 for a short film project to be completed within 18 months after receiving the Award. The completed project screens at the subsequent Whistler Film Festival.
This annual Award is possible with the generous support of British Columbia’s motion picture production community. Today the legacy grows: Seven award winning films have be made, an eighth is in the works and five new hopefuls will vie at the 9th Annual pitch competition hosted at the 2015 Whistler Film Festival.
Go to Creative BC to download application and guidelines.
Application Deadline for 2015/16 cycle to be announced in July 2015.
Click on the links below for more on past MPPIA Short Film Award Winners.
2014, Vehicular Romanticide, Andrew Rowe Director
2013, The Future Perfect, Nick Citton Director
2012, True Love Waits, Jon Ornoy Director
2011, Beauty Mark, Mark Ratzlaff Director
2010, Joanna Makes a Friend , Jeremy Lutter Director
2009, Move Out Clean, Kelly-Ruth Mercier Director
2008, The Gray Matter, Steven Deneault Director
2007, The Light of Family Burnam, Marshall Axani Director