Feb 12 2016

SaskShot Event Coming Soon

saskshotteaseImage by: Getty Images


We know it’s been a while since you all went out with your cameras, or dug through your archives and found the best of the best to submit to us for SaskShot last year.

And we appreciate your patience as we organize exactly how we’ll unveil all of the category winners to you.

While we can’t announce any specific times, dates, or locations yet for a potential gallery viewing, we do have a little morsel for you.

The photos have gone to the printers, and we’ll have them in hand very, very soon. So we’re close! Very close!


Stay tuned to find out just when and where you’ll be able to walk among the photographs and appreciate all of the Honourable Mentions and Category Winners up close in high resolution.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/saskshot-event-coming-soon/

Feb 05 2016

From Script to Schedule workshop

Our first workshop of 2016, in partnership with the Living Skies Student Film Festival.

The workshop will include practical instructions on directing, script breakdown, logistics and scheduling. Filmmaker Daniel Redenbach will be the workshop facilitator. Daniel is an alumni of the University of Regina’s Department of Film. Daniel is now located in Toronto but has of late been producing and directing a feature film in Saskatchewan titled the “Land of Rock and Gold”.

March 4th, 2016 1:30 – 3:00pm
University of Regina – Shu-box Theatre
Free to attend! 

LSFF on Facebook


Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/from-script-to-screen-workshop/

Feb 04 2016

TeleFilm Micro-Budget Production Program 2016-2017

Telefilm Canada has released its new 2016 – 2017 Micro-Budget Production Program and the Filmpool is excited to announce that it is again a partner! Previously successful Program applicants include Kelly Anne Riess’ “Find Al” and the currently in production “Land of Rock & Gold” produced by Daniel Redenbach and Janine Windolph.

The program is designed for emerging filmmakers and provides financing for the development, production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or other format of narrative-based audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution. Telefilm’s funding may contribute up to $127,500 for feature length films, and $112.500 for web projects.

Once completed, the projects must be made available to the public through one or more digital platforms (e.g. web portals, video portals such as YouTube or Netflix, video on demand, mobile platforms/devices, etc.).

Applications must be made through designated partners of the Telefilm Program, including current members of the Filmpool. Please contact Telefilm Canada or the Filmpool for more information.

As a designated partner, the Filmpool may recommend one project to TeleFilm Canada for consideration.

Submission deadline to the Filmpool: March 4, 2016


Applications to the Filmpool must include the following elements:

  1. a video pitch of maximum 5 minutes
  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 production schedule (from pre-production to digital release);
  6. total budget amount of the project including the amount allocated for the promotion and distribution of the project;
  7. 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).

To submit your application, please email the required documents (PDFs only please) and links to your video pitch, trailer and support material to [email protected]

Visit the Micro-Budget Production Program page for full details.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/telefilm-micro-budget-production-program-2016-2017/

Jan 29 2016

Employment Opportunity: Production Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is seeking to hire a full time staff member to fill the position of Production Coordinator. The deadline for application is Friday, February 26, 2016.

Job Description


The Production Coordinator will be responsible for all production activity through the Filmpool, including overseeing the Filmpool’s production and office equipment inventory and maintenance, as well as equipment access to Filmpool membership and the Saskatchewan arts community, The position will also be responsible in administrating the Filmpool’s independent production grant program.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/employment-opportunity-production-coordinator/

Dec 16 2015

Upcoming 2016 Programming











Here’s a look at our upcoming 2016 Winter-Spring programming:


Friday, March 4th | 1:30PM
University of Regina
From Script to Schedule
Practical workshop with instructions on directing, scheduling, script breakdown and logistics. Presented in partnership with Living Skies Student Film Festival

Thursday, March 17th | 7PM
Filmpool Office
Grant Writing Workshop
How to effectively articulate your idea to a jury. This workshop focuses on the upcoming Filmpool grant applications.

March 28th ­ April 1st | 10AM ­ 4PM
Filmpool Office
Spring Film Camp
For students interested in film and storytelling. This week long intensive takes teen students through the production process of creating a narrative short film.

Friday, April 15th
Filmpool Office
Grant Application Deadline
Grants and equipment deferrals are available for production, post­production and distribution. First time filmmakers (including students) may apply for the First Film Fund for their first project with the Filmpool.

April 20th & 21st | 6pm
Filmpool Office
Editing Workshop
This two part workshop will examine the technical skills and editing theory involved with bringing together a documentary, experimental or narrative film.

Friday, May 28th | 7pm
Screening Under the Steeple
The 24th annual Screening Under the Steeple is presented in partnership with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. A curated program with the theme paint the town.

Sunday, June 5th | 1PM
Filmpool Office
Annual General Meeting
In addition to electing new members to the Filmpool Board the AGM offers members an opportunity to share their thoughts about the Filmpool.

Saturday, June 18th & 19th
Filmpool Office
Light and Shadows
A lighting workshop which will focus on the lighting practices and styles of German expressionism in film.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/upcoming-2016-programming/

Dec 16 2015

Filmpool Spring Camp

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is excited to offer its first spring camp. The week long intensive is for youths aged 13 to 15. The program is creation based and will use creativity and storytelling as structure for producing a narrative short film project. Students of all technical skill levels will find this program exciting and a creative challenge.


The program runs 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday March 28th – Friday April 1st 2016

Advanced pricing for the program is being offered until March 10th

For more information please contact Mitch Doll at 306.757.8818 or [email protected]



Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/filmpool-spring-camp/

Dec 04 2015

SaskShot Wrap-up & Honourable Mention: Photo Editing

We’ve made it! We’ve come to the end! The last reveal of the honourable mentions in the SaskShot photo contest. By process of elimination I’m sure you’ve already deduced that today’s reveal is in the photo editing category. Let’s take a look at the pictures, by photographer Suzy Bourque:


The Original: (click for full res version)

The Final Edited Version: (click for full res version)















So that wraps ‘er all up, as far as the sneak peeks go. Nothing left but the big Splice magazine reveal of the category winners. The magazine has been put together, everything is in place, it’s about ready to go to print, so expect to see the issue in your hands in early January, and we’ll finally get to see the winners of 2015’s SaskShot photo contest!


Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/saskshot-wrap-up-honourable-mention-photo-editing/

Dec 03 2015

Saskatchewan Premiere: The Sabbatical

We just wrapped SIFA 2015, and we’ve already got another great event for you! The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is proud to present:

Saskatchewan Premiere: The Sabbatical
Tuesday December 8th

Fresh off its world premiere at The Whistler Film Festival, director Brian Stockton and his cast return to Regina to host a premiere event!

The Sabbatical will have two showings with a reception in the lobby throughout the night. A cash bar and popcorn concessions are available. Tickets are only $5 and are available online! Get them fast because we’re expecting the 8 o’clock show to sell out.

December 8 at the Science Centre Kramer Imax Theatre.
Shows at 8:00pm and 9:50pm
Ticket $5

Buy Tickets

Facebook Event

The Sabbatical on Twitter



Permanent link to this article: http://www.filmpool.ca/saskatchewan-premiere-the-sabbatical/

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