MPPIA, Creative BC, Whistler Film Fest Announce 2014/15 MPPIA Short Film Award

July 29, 2014
Posted by: Leslie Wootton

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA) is pleased to announce the 2014/15 MPPIA Short Film Award, a partnership initiative of MPPIA, Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival.

The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines and application are posted at Creative BC . Application Deadline to Creative BC: 4:30 pm Tuesday, September 2.

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 2014 Whistler Film Festival taking place December 3 to December 7.

The successful candidate will receive a $15,000 cash award plus services ai???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 2015 Whistler Film Festival.

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 a non-profit society established by the provincial government. Its mandate is to provide the programs, services and expertise needed to expand and diversify British Columbia’s creative industries, stimulate investment and employment in the creative sector and promote BC’s creative content and production capabilities 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 Canada’s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering professional and project development programs for filmmakers.

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.

For more information contact:

Leslie Wootton, MPPIA Communications


Erika Kumar, Creative BC Administrator, MPPIA SFA


Lindsay Nahmiache, Publicity, Whistler Film Festival