Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit films to the Cinema of Dr. Caligari has been extended to Sept 20th.


The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative has quite the unique screening planned for Fall 2016 and we want your German Expressionist-inspired films for the event!
The Cinema of Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism Screening call for submissions is now open!
We are looking films under 10 minutes that are influenced or inspired by German Expressionism cinema.


To help you get inspired, we are offering the Light & Shadows Workshop and even an equipment deferral opportunity for members. Members who submit their deferral application before June 17th will save an additional $10.00 on the Light and Shadows Workshop. The maximum deferral request is $650.00.

The Cinema of Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism Screening submission deadline is September 20, 2016
Saskatchewan filmmakers: please contact us for discounted submission rates before submitting your film.

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Announcing the 2016 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards

The Filmpool is pleased to announce the launch of the Third Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards to be held on November 24, 2016 at Regina’s Artesian Theatre. Call for Submissions opens September 1, with deadline date of October 21. Please visit FilmFreeWay for all film submission information.


The SIFA Committee is pleased to announce the addition of a new award category for 2016: Best Feature Film. The presentation of this award reflects the recent growth in Saskatchewan’s independent film production activity. Other awards presented include: Best Film (Jury’s Choice), Best Student Film, Best Acting and Audience Choice. All awards include a cash prize and an individual trophy.


The SIFA Committee is also excited to announce that this year’s hosts are local improv performers Andrew Parry and Cameron Chomyn!


SIFA celebrates Saskatchewan’s best independent filmmakers and showcases to the entire province our own filmmaking talents and unique Saskatchewan culture. Further information regarding SIFA 2016, including all entertainment, ticket sales and sponsorship details will be released shortly.

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The Cinema of Dr. Caligari submissions and deferrals



The submissions are starting to come in! Our call for German Expressionism-inspired films is open until Sept 20th.

Want to make a film for the festival? The Filmpool is offering equipment deferrals of up to $650 in support for German Expressionist projects! Deferrals may be applied for until August 15th, 2016

Find out more about the deferral opportunity and our call for submissions for German Expressionist films:

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Employment Opportunity: Membership Services and Communications Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is seeking to hire a full time staff member to fill the position of Membership Services and Communications Coordinator. The deadline for application is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Job Description

The Membership Services and Communications Coordinator (MSCC) will be responsible to ensure that all Filmpool members, as well as members of the local arts community, are appraised of all Filmpool programming and production related activities – either through the dissemination of electronic avenues of communication (website, newsletter, blog posting, press releases, images, new menu items and archiving), through social media platforms (facebook, twitter, etc.) and through Filmpool print related promotion materials (brochures, posters).

Working in collaboration with the Filmpool’s Programming and Production Coordinators, the MSCC will be asked to assist with the design and dissemination of all programming materials, and to support equipment production access to Filmpool and outside community members.

The position is also responsible for the maintenance of the Filmpool membership database and to assist membership with professional development and networking opportunities.

Finally, the MSCC is a staff member of the Filmpool and will often be called upon to fulfill basic support for programming and operations at the Filmpool which are not outlined in the job description. These extra duties are to be applied to the position in a responsible way and in good faith.


Note: This position includes a four-day (28 hours) workweek with full benefits.


Visit Our Employment Opportunity for more information.

Please submit application, including cover letter and resume to:

Gordon Pepper (Executive Director)
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
301 – 1822 Scarth Street
Regina, SK S4P 2G3
[email protected]
(306) 757-8818




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Premiere Screening: Keepers For The Old People

keepers for the old peopleThe Filmpool in partnership with Trinity Square Video (Toronto) and Filmpool member Michael Keshane are pleased to present the Premiere Screening of Michael Keshane’s: KEEPERS FOR THE OLD PEOPLE.

Date: Thursday, August 4: Screening 7 PM 
Location: Artesian on 13
Tickets: $5.00 at the door

Filmmaker will be in attendance

Keepers For The Old People is a different type of documentary. It follows the filmmaker as he journeys with elders, recalls the teachings from his youth, while coping with the loss of his grandparents.

Michael Keshane’s Giving Up the Ghost was showcased at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival for their 15th Anniversary screening and his newest film, For When Dying is a Gift, will premiere at the upcoming imagineNATIVE festival.

Michael Roderick Keshane grew up in North Central Regina, Saskatchewan and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Visit his Website:


Tickets at $5, Available ONLY at the Door. An Artist Talkback and Q&A will follow the Screening.


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“RIIS Media Presents” short film screening

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and RIIS Media Project welcome you on July 28th, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Filmpool to attend our night of short films. RIIS will be featuring Saskatchewan storytellers Louise BigEagle, Brad Bellegarde, Evie Ruddy, Wilf Dieter and Ntawnis Piapot. The videos were created with the support of RIIS Media Project.

Introduction and hosts: Trudy Stewart and Janine Windolph.

The screening is part of the RIIS to Action Symposium. Make sure to check out all of the events happening July 26-28, 2016

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Affinity Credit Union 2016 wrap-up


Film Campers 2016

Special thanks again to everyone who contributed to the success of last week’s Affinity Credit Union Film Camp 2016. Thanks to the Affinity Credit Union, SaskTel, City of Regina and SaskCulture (Creative Kids). Also, thanks to our community partners the University of Regina Department of Film, Scott Collegiate and the RPL Film Theatre.

Also, a huge thanks to the camp’s two leading instructors Mitch Doll and Andrew Parry, as well as Kristine Dowler and Logan Vanghel. All 14 campers had an incredible week of filmmaking – learning about storytelling, camera and sound recording, editing and meeting new friends!


See more photos from the week on our Facebook page.









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Registration now OPEN for the August 5th Equipment Workshop

Register here!

The date and time have been set for this summer’s new equipment workshop: Friday, August 5th at 6:00pm
Registration is free for full members. Basic and subscriber members will have to pay $5 at the door.
Participants should expect about 45 minutes of instruction, followed by a chance to try the equipment among themselves.

As a reminder, the equipment being workshopped will be:

DJI Ronin


The Ronin is a 3-axis gimbal stabilization system. It uses 3 brushless motors moving on three axes and a 32-bit processor to to calculate movements within milliseconds, mitigating almost all camera movement to create silky smooth, stable and sweeping camera movements.



Kessler Cineslider

The Kessler CineSlider is a portable, durable slider made for capturing smooth, subtle camera motion. With the Parallax attachment you can be sure focus on a centered subject, or broad sweeping pans will be smooth throughout. And with the vertical mount, the slider can be used for pedestal moves as well.


Rotolite NEO LED Light Kit

Rotolite NEOThe Rotolite NEO LED is a portable, versatile light with adjustable colour temperature and a wide range of in light effects features. The light can act as a key or fill, and has the brightness equivalent of a 700 watt tungsten light.





Zoom F8 Field Recorder

Zoom F8The Zoom F8 is an attempt to bring professional audio recording devices to filmmakers and creators everywhere. The F8 is an 8-input/10-track recorder, and features an extremely low noise floor & high gain. It can record at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and features state of the art timecode.


Register here!

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