MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced: Catch the Pitch at the 13th Annual Whistler Film Festival

November 13, 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.

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 in 2013, merging the former British Columbia Film + Media and the British Columbia Film Commission. It has the mandate to expand and diversify the film, television and digital media sector, as well as music, magazine and book publishing industries in British Columbia.

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 2013 Whistler Film Festival runs December 4 to 8. 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.