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Emerging BC Director Alayna Silverberg Takes 2018 MPPIA Short Film Award in Tight Competition December 5, 2018

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to congratulate Alayna Silverberg on her winning pitch for short film project B-Side. Directors Guild of Canada – BC Executive Director Kendrie Upton moderated a jury of filmmaking professionals: Director Zach Lipovsky; Producer/Director Nimisha Mukerji; and Writer/Director Angi Read more....

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival November 15, 2018

  The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler FilmFestival are pleased to present the 12th edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival: Saturday, December 1, 11 am - 1 pm, Maury Young Arts Centre. An annual highlight on the Whistler Film Festival calendar, the 12th cycle of the MPPIA Short Film pitch wil Read more....

Fall 2018: Building on the Best Laid Plans September 12, 2018

MPPIA is on a roll in 2018 --  it's a message I deliver with a measure of confidence because, as an industry association, we have remained focussed on the values and collaborations that distinguish BC within a well populated competitive landscape. To that end, we've been building leadership strategies within the film & television production sector, as well as more broadly across the creative sector -- and the re Read more....

BC Film & TV industry Rolls out the Red Carpet with Pride August 3, 2018

  Community Appreciation at the Heart of Industry Participation in Pride Parade ‘Together #bccreates’ is the heartfelt message powering the BC film & television industry float, ready and set to roll in the 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade taking place this Sunday August 5th. The production community is coming out in force with a fun take-off on Hollywood style hijinks – paparazzi repor Read more....

2018-19 MPPIA Short Film Award Competition Announced July 31, 2018

  The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to invite applications for the 2018/19 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award.   The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines and application will be posted on the Creative BC website July 30, visit www.creativebc.com Application Deadline to Creative BC: 11:59 pm Read more....

MPPIA Board Announces 2018/19 Executive Committee June 3, 2018

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for 2018/19: 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 Executives at Read more....

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 Co 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 ind 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 (Venus) and P 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 will ag Read more....