2018-19 MPPIA Short Film Award Competition Announced

July 31, 2018
Posted by: Leslie Wootton


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 Friday, September 14th ,2018 .

Established in 2007, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with the opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision in a short film project. Applicants will be short-listed into a field of candidates who will pitch their projects at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival taking place November 29 to December 3.

The successful candidate will receive a $15,000 cash award plus services ?in-kind valued up to $100,000 from across the industry, enabling the filmmaker to complete his/her project with the guidance of experienced industry professionals and support services provided by the top supply houses in British Columbia. The completed film will have its world premiere screening at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival.

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

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is a member-based, non-profit society established in April 2002 to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture production industry in British Columbia.

Creative BC is an independent non-profit agency created by the Government of British Columbia in 2013 to build the capacity of BCs creative sector. The agency has a mandate to support and strengthen BCs film and television, interactive and digital media, music, magazine and book publishing industries both at home and in the global marketplace.

The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. WFFS produces one of Canadas leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering professional and project development programs for filmmakers. The 2018 Whistler Film Festival runs November 28 to December 2, 2018.

The MPPIA Short Film Award is made possible by the above organizations as well as the generous support and contributions of the British Columbia motion picture production community.

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For more information contact:

  • Leslie Wootton,MPPIA Communications , 604.837.5829, lesliew@mppia.com
  • Erika Kumar,MPPIA Short Film Award Program Manager, Creative BC, 604.736.7997 ekumar@creativebc.com
  • Lindsay Nahmiache, Publicity, Whistler Film Festival 604.889.7996, lindsay@jivecommunications.ca