Mar 20 2015

Independent Visions: Films for One to Eight Projectors

The next Independent Visions – Films for One to Eight Projectors – promises to be a unique experience with multiple projectors going and the filmmaker himself, Roger Beebe, running from projector to projector.

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Made and projected in a variety of formats (Video, 16mm, and super-8mm), the films combine found footage and Beebe’s own striking imagery of American landscapes, seen through the prism of technological change. But they also exist as performance films, since, as Beebe says, “they an only be screened with [the filmmaker] actually running the projectors- and running from projector to projector.”

Join the Dunlop, University of Regina’s Film Department, and the Filmpool at the RPL Film Theatre for the fourth episode in the Independent Visions series on Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm! Q&A with Roger after the screening.

Read more about the event and Indepdent Visions.

Facebook Event.


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Feb 26 2015

Filmpool Grant Writing Workshop


The Filmpool’s grant deadline is fast approaching, April 15th 2015, and to help our members out with their grant writing skills we are offering a free Filmpool Grant Writing Workshop by local Independent Filmmaker and University of Regina Film Professor, Mike Rollo. The workshop will be held Thursday April 2nd, 7:00pm at the Filmpool (301-1822 Scarth st.).  Please RSVP to [email protected]

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Jan 30 2015

2D Animation Masterclass – with Adrian Dean


Happening Feb.24, 26, 28, Mar.1, 2015

This 4 part intro-level to animation workshop will cover the theoretical and technical aspects of animation.  It will also lead participants through the animation software known as ToonBoom; the foundation upon which leading studios like Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox Animation, Universal, and many others have built their most well-known and best-loved animated productions.

Space is limited to 10 participants, so register soon by first calling the Filmpool to ensure space availability, 306-757-8818, and then filling out the online registration form HERE.

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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


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!

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Nov 11 2014

SIFA & Premiere Screening coming soon!

MAIN SIFA PAGE for more information


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

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.


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