MISPON – A CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is proud to once again partner with and support the mispon festival in Regina for 2008. mispon is the Cree word for “snowing”, that evokes the season for storytelling. During Winter, families and communities were held together by the stories they shared. mispon creates an atmosphere for Aboriginal stories to be shared through and about filmmaking by youth, emerging and established filmmakers. The days and nights of mispon will hold a variety of workshops, social events and films by Saskatchewan and Canadian Aboriginal filmmakers.
Our special guests this year are Bert Crowfoot, Carol Geddes and Jordan Wheeler. Everyone is invited to participate in enriching storytelling, knowledge and community at mispon.
All events are taking place at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum unless otherwise noted. Please click on the pdf below for a complete schedule for mispon 2008.
First Nations and Métis filmmakers pitch their film and television ideas to local and national broadcasters and producers. The best pitch will win cash and services to help make their film. Deadline for submitting pitch proposals to the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008.
Programs are also available for pick up from the Filmpool at 301 1822 Scarth Street. Any questions from attendees or media inquiries about mispon can be made to the Filmpool at 306.757.8818.