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 Creative BC, plus in-kind production services up to $100,000 for a short film project to be completed within one year of 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: nine award winning films have been made, with the tenth ready to debut at the 2017 Whistler Film Festival (Nov. 29-Dec 3.) Also at upcoming WFF17 , four new hopefuls will compete to take the 11th MPPIA Short Film Award at this year’s WFF pitch session.
The next competition cycle will be announced in July 2018.
Click on the links below for more on past MPPIA Short Film Award Winners.
2016, Good Girls Don’t, Ana de Lara Director — world premiere Dec. 2 at the 2017 Whistler Film Festival.
2015, Hoods, Maja Aro Director
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