Dec 02 2014

Amazing 2014 Premiere Screening and Inaugural SIFA

What a great evening of film and entertainment! The Inaugural Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards were a hit. Thank you all to the filmmakers, hosts, guests, sponsors, audience… everyone! A big thank you goes out to the volunteers and everyone involved in pulling off this great event.

And now what I’m sure you’re all waiting for – the list of winners!

Best Film – Jury’s Choice:

Snapshots - Brian Stockton

“Snapshots” by Brian Stockton.

Synopsis: A personal documentary featuring 5000 still photographs taken over a period of 25 years. A life flashing in front of your eyes in rapid, hypnotic fashion.

Bio: Brian Stockton is a Regina-based filmmaker and educator known for his work in a variety of genres.

 

 

 

Best Student Film:

Running By - Bryce Gamache

“Running By” by Bryce Gamache.

Synopsis: Born into a traditional farming family; Ethan is expected to eventually take over the farm. Ethan is faced with trying to live out his passion of running before this happens.

Bio: Bryce Gamache currently attending Univeristy of Regina’s BFA in video production. In his last year he has studied all aspects of filmmaking but finds himself taking to the directing field of film.

 

Audience Choice:

This Huckster's Paradise

“This Huckster’s Paradaise” by Allan Roeher, Matt Belanger, and Matt Yim.

Synopsis: On an evening stakeout, a young couple attempt to out a case of infidelity but discover playing private-eye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Bio: Matt Yim is a Regina based writer/director who just completed his first feature film, Basic Human Needs, with producers Matthieu Belanger and Allan Roeher.

 

 

Thank you mispon for presenting the Audience Choice Award and to SaskEnergy for presenting the Best Student Film Award. Congratulations to the award winners and all filmmakers. We have so much talent in the province and we were excited to have the chance to celebrate it.

Visit the Premiere Screening page for details on all of the films, or visit our Facebook Page for images from the night. We will be posting images on our website soon!

 

 

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Nov 21 2014

Premiere Screening – Less than a week away!

We got our Premiere Screening poster up and printed!

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So fancy!

We’re counting down the days until the Premiere Screening 2014 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards! Join us for films, entertainment, food, drinks, socializing and general merriment next Thursday.

And we aren’t the only ones getting excited – check out these great articles on Premiere Screening 2014 & SIFA:

Leader-Post: Sask. Independent Film Awards scheduled for Nov. 27

Verb Magazine: AND THE WINNER IS…

CTV Regina Morning Live: Indie Awards.

November 27, 2014
Doors at 7:00pm
at The Artesian on 13th.

Visit our Premiere Screening page to learn more about the event and films.

SIFA Facebook page.
Filmpool Facebook page.

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Nov 12 2014

Announcing the Premiere Screening and SIFA nominees…

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is delighted to announce the nine nominees for the First Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA) and Premiere Screening. Congratulations to the following finalists in the categories of Best Film and Best Student Film!

TrophyFilmpoolBEST FILM Nominees:

au bord de la riviere – by Mike Rollo
Mysterium – by Jennifer Sparrowhawk
Parathyroid Punk – by Chrystene Ells
Snapshots – by Brian Stockton
This Huckster’s Paradise – by Matt Yim and Matt Belanger

BEST STUDENT FILM Nominees:

A New Understanding – by Brenden Wishlow
Isaiah – by Jason Rister and Jordan Mackenzie
Paragon – by Zoe Gaudry
Running By – by Bryce Gamache

 

The AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD will be selected at SIFA by audience vote, and awarded on the spot!

The Filmpool would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of the Saskatchewan independent filmmakers who submitted from across the province. Competition was tight, and an impressive 45 films were submitted and reviewed by the three-member SIFA jury.

Should be a fantastic evening of entertainment and suspense! We hope to see you at The Artesian on November 27th!

https://www.facebook.com/FilmpoolSIFA

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Nov 11 2014

SIFA & Premiere Screening coming soon!

MAIN SIFA PAGE for more information

2014 FILMPOOL PREMIERE SCREENING

featuring the first annual

Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards

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Thursday, November 27, 2014. Doors at 7:00pm. Entertainment at 7:30pm. Show at 8:00pm.

At The Artesian on 13th, 2627 13th Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N2.

Cost: $10

 

The annual Filmpool Premiere Screening is designed to showcase and celebrate the amazing, creative and diverse film and video works by the Members of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. This year we are excited to present the Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards at Premiere Screening 2014! Nominated films at the Premiere Screening will be eligible for 3 awards: Best Independent Saskatchewan Film – Jury’s Choice, Best Student Film, and Audience Choice.
James Whittingham and Laura Abramsen will co-host the night’s events. Both James and Laura are well-known actors in Saskatchewan’s independent film scene and co-stars of Saskatchewan feature film The Sabbatical.

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Nov 05 2014

Apply to be part of The Great Saskatchewan Timelapse!

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Participant Call:

You are invited to submit an application to participate in the Expanded Cinema program, whether you are an emerging or more established filmmaker! The program is also open to community facilitators who may be interested in working with a group.

For more information about this program and to apply visit expanded.filmpool.ca

or email Artist-In-Residence, Berny Hi [email protected]

COST: $50 Participant Fee
No fee for non-supported submissions to the Great Saskatchewan Timelapse Project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 10, 2014

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Oct 28 2014

Come on out for A Night of Poetry & Film 10

Poetry & Film 10Poetry & Film hits the big One-Oh! Join us Wednesday October 29th for films and poetry at the Filmpool. The event is free to attend.

The featured poets include Shayna Stock and Tara Dawn Solheim. Witiko Psychosis I will be presented by the featured filmmakers, the White Crow Collective.

Join the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and Kelly Riess for A Night of Poetry & Film 10!

Facebook Event.

Learn more about the Poetry & Film events.

When: Wednesday October 29th, 2014. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
Where: The Filmpool (301-1822 Scarth St.)

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Sep 09 2014

Announcing the Launch of the First Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA)

 

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The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is proud to announce the launch of the first annual
Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA).

The SIFAs are designed to celebrate a new era of Saskatchewan filmmaking. Through this new initiative we hope to raise the profile of Saskatchewan independent filmmaking, and in doing so foster the next voice of Saskatchewan filmmakers.

The awards are presented in association with the Filmpool’s annual Premiere Screening, all residents living in Saskatchewan for at least one year are eligible to submit their short films for competition. During its inaugural presentation on November 27, 2014, the SIFA’s will feature the categories: best film, audience choice and best student film. For information on how to submit, click HERE.

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Sep 09 2014

Filmpool Premiere Screening CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Premiere 2014 CALL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 31st, 2014
VENUE: Artesian on 13th (2627 13th ave)
DATE: Thursday November 27, 2014

The Filmpool is now accepting submissions for the annual Filmpool Premiere Screening 2014. Films submitted this year will now be eligible to win a Saskatchewan Independent Film Award (SIFA).
Sifa-Logo-Web-smallThe Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA), presented in association with this year’s Filmpool Premiere Screening. The SIFAs are designed to showcase the province’s best independent visionary filmmakers.

If you are interested in submitting your film, please visit our Filmpool Premiere Screening 2014 page and follow the submission instructions. 

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