Nov 20 2015

SaskShot Wrap-up & Honourable Mentions: Inspired by… Poetry

The penultimate SaskShot Honourable Mention post is here! Next week we’ll see the last category, Photo Editing, but today is about inspiration. We provided a poem, and that poem was:


“Little Things” from My Heart Soars by Chief Dan George:

Little things
are important,
because they are little
we see them
but do not understand them.


And the photographs that this poem inspired:


    Photographer: Jonathan Chan


    Photographer: Kevin Dowler


Check back next week for the FINAL website reveal, where we’ll see notable entries for the Photo Editing category, ahead of the Splice magazine release containing all of the category’s winners!

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Nov 16 2015

SIFA 2015 Nominations



Here is the news you’ve all been waiting for — the screening lineup and nominees of the 2015 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards! All the nominated films will be eligible for Audience Choice Award at the night of the screening.

Best Film – Jury’s Choice Nominees:
The First Engine by Ian Campbell
Dreams and Spaces in Between by John Graham
BLEACHx – Cleanse by Mattias Graham

Best Student Film Nominees:
R.C.I. by Elise Beaudry-Ferland and Larisa Tardif
Backroads by Candy Fox
Home for the Weekend by Bryce Gamache
Queeny by Rhys Pugh

Best Actor Nominees:
Dawn Bird in Home for the Weekend
Mark Claxton in Home for the Weekend
Mattias Graham in BLEACHx – Cleanse
Bernadette Mullen in R.C.I.
Logan Vanghel in Queeny

The Filmpool would like to thank all 32 filmmakers who submitted their work for SIFA 2015. Join us for a night of film, food, and fun Thursday, November 26, at Regina’s Artesian Theatre – doors open at 7 PM. Tickets $10.00 at the door.
With your hosts Sydney and Sylvia from Boom News, and music by Jon Neher!

Visit the SIFA SIFA 2015 Page for more info on the films

SIFA 2015 on Facebook


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Nov 13 2015

SaskShot Wrap-Up & Honourable Mentions: Landscape

We keep rolling toward the Splice magazine reveal of all the SaskShot category winners, and in the meantime let’s take a look at some more notable entries.

Today’s category: Landscapes! Two more honourable mentions below.

Dennis Hendricksen
   Photographer: Dennis Hendricksen


Justin Tendeck
 Photographer: Justin Tendeck


Only two more categories left to reveal! Check back next week.

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Nov 10 2015

BREAKING NEWS: SIFA Hosts announcement


This just in: Sylvia, Syndey, and Mike Boom of Boom News will be your hosts for the 2015 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards.

These siblings are dedicated to getting their story and will undoubtedly be an entertaining component of this year’s show.

Celebrating the best in Saskatchewan independent filmmaking, SIFA will showcase the films nominated for Best Film and Best Student Film, as well as present the Best Actor and Audience Choice awards. It’s going to be an entertaining night of films, food and fun, plus the music of Jon Neher.

We are very excited to have the news team on board to bring you the latest on all things SIFA!


Join us Thursday, November 26 at the Artesian on 13th

Show starts at 7pm.

Tickets: $10

Food, cash bar, and entertainment!


SIFA on Facebook 


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Nov 06 2015

SaskShot Wrap-up & Honourable Mentions: Portrait

Let’s take a look at a couple more photos from the SaskShot honourable mentions, leading up to the reveal of the category winners in Splice Magazine in the coming weeks.

This week we’re showing off the Portrait category, and have two photos for you:

Photographer: Austin Grass


Photographer: Stephen Simons


Stay tuned for continued looks at the honourable mentions from our SaskShot submissions!

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Oct 30 2015

SaskShot Wrap-up & Honourable Mentions: Film Noir

The photos have been taken. The film has been developed. (NOT!) And now, the decisions have been made.

The inaugural SaskShot Photo Competition – a photography contest that offered inspiration in the form of 5 categories: Portrait, Landscape, Film Noir, Photo Editing, and Inspired By… Poetry, all in pursuit of prizes and immortality in the form of publication – is very nearly at its end.

A huge thanks to our judges for going through all of our entries and making the tough decisions on who would be getting our sponsors’ wonderful prizes, and their photos published in the upcoming issue of Splice Magazine.

The prizes to be awarded include an 8 x 12 metal print of a winning photo courtesy of Bird Films, a platter of local brewed beers from Bushwakker Brewing Company, and gift cards from our other great sponsors! Tangerine: the food bar, Leopold’s Tavern, The Capitol, and Lancaster Taphouse.

As stated, the winning photographs won’t be revealed until the release of Splice, but we do want to show off some of the runners-up. There were so many great photos submitted, it’s a shame there isn’t room for them all.

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Oct 09 2015

Welcome, new Programming Coordinator!


The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is very pleased to announce the selection of Mitch Doll as its new Programming Coordinator. Mitch has facilitated arts programming with organizations such as the Globe Theatre and the Yorkton Film Festival.

Through these organizations Mitch has focused on development of programming in film, theatre and arts education. As a former board member of the Filmpool, Mitch aspires to offer members and our entire arts community with consistent programming as well as new and relevant workshops, screenings and outreach programs

The Filmpool feels extremely fortunate to have Mitch leading its programming schedule, and we look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.




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Oct 08 2015

Urbanity Open Air: Building Safe and Welcoming Spaces

urbanityThe Filmpool is excited to have partnered with Queen City Hub, Regina Advocates for Design (RAD), OPEN, and the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) to present: Urbanity Open Air: Building Safe and Welcoming Spaces.

Discover a familiar downtown alley transformed by light, structure, and urban dwellers like you. Listen and learn as community leaders investigate what is needed to create safe and welcoming spaces for all citizens! Experience outdoor installations by local Saskatchewan artists, including:

The Floating World Remix by Ian Campbell and Ernie Dulanowsky (aka Pulsewidth)

Light of Night, Spring, and Striae:­ three short films by Nikko Snyder

OrangeCrush by OPEN and Tomorrow Collective

The outdoor installations will be viewable Thursday, October 8th 5:30-9:00pm in the alley between Scarth St. and Cornwall St. – off of the City Centre Plaza.

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The alley will be open from 5:30-9pm, with talks beginning at 6pm. Artist installations will be open and running throughout the night.

6:05pm – Talk #1 – Simon Ash-Moccasin
6:35pm – Talk #2 – Darci Anderson & Charity Marsh
7:20pm – Talk #3 – Chris Kailing
7:45pm – Presentation of results of the RDBID Imagine Regina Survey – facilitated by Trevor Lanz of Ascent Management Group
Full details.


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