Happy Holidays!

 The Filmpool office will be closed Dec 17th – Jan 4th.

2017 celebrates the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative’s 40th Anniversary. 

We are happy to be returning in the new year with exciting news and Anniversary Celebrations!

See you in the New Year!



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This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film or web-based narrative-based project, with and emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.

In order to apply for recommendation, all applicants must be current Filmpool Members and meet the following criteria:

  • have completed at least one short film
  • do not have a credit as writer, director or producer on a feature film

Eligible applicants must submit the following to the Saskatchewan Filmpool by January 20th, 2017

1) a video pitch – maximum 5 minutes

  • identify the key creative team involved in the project and their individual track records;
  • state the project’s working title;
  • identify the genre, the type and the length of the project;
  • outline the creative team’s vision;
  • provide a synopsis of the story;
  • identify the target audience and present ideas on reaching and engaging the target
  • audience through a digital marketing and social media strategy;

2) a trailer of the project, if available;

3) a link to previous work, if available;

4) a written synopsis of the project including a description of the creative team’s vision;

5) a promotion and distribution plan including a digital marketing and social media strategy.

6) a production schedule (from pre-production to digital release)

7) total budget amount of the project including the amount allocated for the promotion and distribution of the project;

8) any other information that sets this project apart (eg: successful crowdfunding campaign, confirmed cameo by a well-known actor, established fan base on social media).

Please email all applications and all submission requirements to [email protected]

Telefilm’s funding will be in the form of a non-repayable financial contribution that may cover up to 100% of the project’s financing. The maximum contribution amount is set at $127,500 for feature films and for narrative-based web projects of 75 minutes and more in total length.


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Winter and Spring Programming 2017

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Cine-class Registration Now Open


Winter registration now open!
Save with advanced pricing until January 1st

Registration starts with submitting a Registration Form. Once registered payment can be made online

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And the WINNERS are…

Congratulations to all this years SIFA winners!

Best Short Film – Der Glockner Chrystene Ells Berny Hi

Best Student Film – SAARI  Ella Mikkola

Best Feature Film – VOUS ETES ICI  Mark Wihak

Best Acting – Charity Dawn Bradfield The Land of Rock and Gold

Best Technical Achievement Ella Mikkola Picture and Sound Editing SAARI

Audience Choice – Der Glockner




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And the Nominees are…


2016 SIFA Nominees


Best (Short) Film:

Please Rate Your Experience – Jeremy Ratzlaff
Trio – John Graham
Der Glockner – Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi
Ilsa the Far Seer – Ian Campbell
Lookout – Kyath Battie

Best Student Film:

It’s Good for You! – An An
Dreamers – Kolby Kostyniuk
SAARI – Ella Mikkola
Time Frame – Joel Kereluke

Best Feature Film:

The Sabbatical – Brian Stockton
VOUS ETES ICI – Mark Wihak
The Land of Rock and Gold – Daniel Redenbach and Janine Windolph
Patient 62 – Rick Anthony
Voice from the Wilderness – Jason Britski
Basic Human Needs – Matt Yim

Best Acting:

Laura Abramsen, Basic Human Needs
Charity Bradfield, The Land of Rock and Gold
James Whittingham, The Sabbatical
Ron Anderson, Dreamers
Abby Thiessen, Stigma

Best Technical Achievement:

Jason Cullimore, Score, Der Glockner
Ella Mikkola, Picture and Sound Editing, SAARI
Pulsewidth, Score, The Land of Rock and Gold
Berny Hi, Director of Photography, Please Rate Your Experience


SIFA would like to thank all its partners, sponsors, supporters, as well as the 40 filmmakers who submitted their short and feature length films for competition.

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Nominees will be announced on Monday November 14th, 11am in all five categories, including nominees for Best Film, Best Student Film, Best Acting, Best Feature Film and Best Technical Achievement.

The Filmpool and SIFA would like to thank all its partners, sponsors, supporters, as well as the 40 filmmakers who submitted their short and feature length films for competition.



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SIFA: Sponsors


Thank you to our sponsors!




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