Filmpool Premiere Screening (2013)

premiere-call2-SMALLA screening of Members’ works

The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is dedicated to the production and exhibition of independent, visionary Saskatchewan-made, film and video art. The Filmpool Premiere Screening 2013 would not be possible without the amazing contributions from the Filmpool’s active membership. 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.


The Filmpool asks that only current Members of the Filmpool, with a Full or Basic Membership submit works. Subscribers and Affiliate Member Organizations are ineligible for the Premiere Screening.
Film, video or motion picture project must have been completed in the past two years and your film was not selected to screen at previous Filmpool Premiere Screenings.



Submission Procedure

Please fill out the submission form below or download the pdf version and email a copy along with a still from your film to [email protected]
Submit your film on USB stick, data DVD, or online file sharing (Dropbox or Filmpool’s FTP server).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  November 8, 2013 (if you do not receive a confirmation email within 3 business days of submitting, please contact the Filmpool)
VENUE:  Artesian on 13th (2627 13th Ave)
DATE:  Thursday November 28, 2013

There is no time limit. Short works as well as mid to feature length works can be submitted. Longer works may be considered for a separate individual screening night. This is a competitive process juried by peers under Filmpool policy. Films are assessed under the context of the Filmpool’s mandate. Preference will be given to films created within the last year.
Following a submission process with a Jury, applicants will be notified by November 18th if their film has been selected to be included in the Premiere Screening.
IMAA standards for artist’s fees will be honoured for all selected filmmakers. All selected Premiere Screening 2013 filmmakers should anticipate to be present for the Q & A session to follow the Premiere Screening.

By filling the below form out the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Filmpool Premiere Screening for promotional purposes.  The individual submitting the film warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage to the screening videos entered.

Any further inquiry can be made to Programming Coordinator. Contact the Filmpool.

Filmpool Premiere Screening Submission Form

Your Name:

Your Email:

Are you a full-time Saskatchewan Resident?

How long have you been a full-time Saskatchewan Resident for?

Did you make your film while in post-secondary school?

Would you like to be considered for the Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards?

You are submitting as a:

Project Title:




Date of Film's Completion:

Format (digital/celluloid):

Synopsis (25 words)

Artist Bio (25 words)

Where did you hear about the Premiere Screening?

Choose a still to upload (max size 1Mb):

Select a submission format:


Enter the code above

I have read, understood, and followed all rules and guidelines.

Alternatively you may download the fillable pdf version  (click on the icon, then right click on the document and select save as then open with adobe reader) and email it to [email protected] along with a still from the film.

File parameters:
The Filmpool can handle just about any file type, except for some odd codecs. It’s best to keep it clean and uncompressed. When in doubt, 8-bit uncompressed quicktime mov may be large, but it will provide the most versatile and highest resolution file. In the end, it is up to the individual how they want their film to look. If you are fine with a highly compressed, artifact-filled version of your film, then so are we. Note that when projected, your film and any resolution blemishes will be much larger than what you see on your screen. The projector will be an SD projector.

Sound parameters:
Films submitted should be balanced for -12dbs playback. This means that peaks should hit around -6, music around -20, background ambiance around -35 to -40. Severe, quick peaks like gunshots and door slams can hit around -3, with the understanding that distortion may occur. Unbalanced audio will have the master volume adjusted. That means that if the film plays music loud at -6, and the master volume is adjusted, the dialogue will most likely become inaudible.  Contact the Production team for further information.

How to upload via ftp:
The Filmpool has a members’ area for uploads. You will require ftp software, such as Cyberduck for Mac or PC, and the server name, username, and password in order to connect. Contact the Filmpool to give a heads up and to get the required fields.
Please note and read the readme.txt file in the root directory. Follow its instructions, which directs you to: Place your file inside the premiere directory. You are welcome to make a personal directory in the premiere directory. Name your folders and files smartly.
Please note that all activity in this folder is tracked and traced. Any malicious, unlawful, unauthorized or malevolent acts will be recorded and submitted to the authorities.

Past Premiere Screenings



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