Count Down is on: MPPIA Short Film Award Up for Grabs at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival (Dec. 4-8)

December 5, 2013
Posted by: Leslie Wootton

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC (formerly British Columbia Film + Media) and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 2013/14 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 13th Annual Whistler Film Festival:

Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 12 pm at the Whistler Conference Centre (Grand Foyer).

Based on an adjudication process administered by Creative BC, the five finalists and their projects are:

Nick Citton, The Future Perfect

Connor Gaston, Hard Wired

Dennis Heaton, The Meet Cute

Shannon Kohli, Breed

Carleen Kyle, Shindred’s Monster

The successful candidate will receive 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 after receiving the Award. The completed project will premiere at the 2014 Whistler Film Festival.

Don’t miss the Whistler Film Festival world premiere screening of last year’s MPPIA Short Film Award pitch winner John Ornoy’s True Love Waits:

Saturday December 7, 12:30 pm at Millennium Place in Whistler.

Now in its seventh cycle, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with an opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision. The Award was founded to recognize and celebrate the contribution of film and television to the Province of British Columbia.