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2018: Paving the way for long term industry growth April 23, 2018

We opened 2018 with a clear set of priorities set in 2017 – so with our new fiscal year just upon us as of April 1, we are already well into our mandate for the year. Foremost on the radar is our active pursuit of a collaborative, forward thinking industry stewardship model for today’s busy production environment in BC. The first phase of the strategy was developed over the last two years by the Motion Picture Read more....

Kicking off 2018 with Renewed Appreciation for our Collective Work December 20, 2017

On December 14 BC's film & television production community gathered at the Westin Bayshore to honour the BC Council of Film Union's Tom Adair, retiring after decades of work and stewardship for the BC film and television industry. Tom's contributions to our community have been substantial and won't likely end with his retirement.  Looking around the room at this event, I noted the attendance of many dedicated i Read more....

Emerging Director Veronika Kurz Stands Out in Tight Competition for the 2017 MPPIA Short Film Award December 4, 2017

    The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to congratulate Veronika Kurz on her winning pitch for short film project 20 Minutes to Life. DGC-BC Executive Director Kendrie Upton moderated a jury of filmmaking professionals, Producer Peter Harvey (Cannon, Mobile Homes), Director/Writer Eisha Marjara ( Read more....

2017 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced for Whistler Film Fest (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3), Pitch Announced November 14, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 11th edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 17th annual Whistler Film Festival: Saturday, December 2, 11 am - 1 pm, Maury Young Arts Centre. An annual highlight on the Whistler Film Festival calendar, the eleventh cycle of the MPPIA Short Film pitch w Read more....

MPPIA Congratulates Premier Horgan, Welcomes Collaboration on Continued Success across BC’s Creative Economy: August 23, 2017

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Film & Television Production  in British Columbia Vancouver, BC – The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) congratulates Premier John Horgan on forming Government and a leadership team ready to move British Columbia into a new phase of growth and prosperity across the province. As British Columbia moves into a promising new chapter, the Motion Pic Read more....

2017-18 MPPIA Short Film Award Announced August 4, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festivalare pleased to invite applications for the 2017/18 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award. The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines and application will be posted on the Creative BC website August 3rd. Application Deadline to Creative BC: 4:30 pm Friday, September 15th, 2017 . Establishe Read more....

Motion Picture Community Initiative Rolls out Inaugural Appreciation Event in Fort Langley June 27, 2017

The Motion Picture Community Initiative (MPCI) took the show on the road to the Township of Langley(TOL)/Fort Langley on June 24, staging the first in a series of community based appreciation events developed to recognize the vital role that BC municipalities play in the Province's thriving film & television industry. The 'Thank you Fort Langley' Community Picnic took place on the grounds of Fort Langley E Read more....

MPPIA Rolls out the Green Carpet at the Stephen J. Cannell Classic for Charity June 16, 2017

The BC motion picture production community gathers on the ‘green carpet’ at Point Grey Golf & Country Club this Monday June 19 for the 2017 edition of the Stephen J. Cannell Classic Golf Tournament. Golfer Registration:                     10:00 am Brunch:                                      10:00 am Opening Remarks                       11:45 am Shotgu Read more....

Message From the Chair: Where to grow in 2017/18 June 13, 2017

June 4th was the final celebration in a three night tribute to film and television excellence in British Columbia at the 2017 Leo Awards. The message that resonated from the podium: let's build BC based talent, creative content, IP ownership -- right here at home -- to ensure that our entertainment production sector is viable and sustainable in BC for future generations. It's an important message for MPPIA to Read more....

MPPIA Board Announces 2017/18 Executive Committee June 1, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for 2017/18: Peter Leitch, Chair -- North Shore/Mammoth Studios Liz Shorten, 1st Vice Chair -- Canadian Media Production Association, BC Producers Branch Phil Klapwyk, 2nd Vice Chair -- IATSE 891 George Paterson, Secretary -- Cool Air Rentals Jim Westwell, Treasurer -- Line Consulting Ex Read more....