The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is a non-profit artist-run centre that supports and assists independent visionary film and video production in Saskatchewan. The Filmpool is committed to developing an awareness and appreciation of independent film that reflects the individual and collective cultural expression of Saskatchewan people.
Founded in 1977, the Filmpool has a proud history of promoting and assisting independent film production and its contribution to Saskatchewan’s cultural expression. We provide our members with film and sound editing facilities, 16mm production equipment, and regular funding opportunities. We host a number of events such as workshops and screenings, and publish regular editions of our magazine, Splice. The Filmpool membership’s objectives are executed by a volunteer Board and committees in cooperation with paid staff.
To serve our mandate, the Filmpool provides programming in five key areas; Production, Workshops, Exhibition, Communications and Outreach. Through these programming initiatives the Filmpool provides professional development opportunities in film production, and exhibition for our members. We strive to develop audiences for independent motion pictures and maintain alliances with other cultural organizations.
We are located at 301 - 1822 Scarth Street- in the heart of downtown Regina, Saskatchewan and Treaty 4 Territory. Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19 public health orders, but please contact us directly to learn more about the programs and services we are offering online at this time.
Board of Directors
As an artist-run cooperative, the Saskatchewan Filmpool is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of members elected at the organization's annual general meeting. Directors serve two-year terms and oversee the management and strategic direction of the organization. Interested in getting involved with the Filmpool? Contact us!
Jason Britski is a Regina-based independent filmmaker. His work has included short experimental films, documentaries and broadcast TV, and has screened in approximately 190 film festivals in 50 countries including Ann Arbor, Antimatter, Rotterdam International and Toronto International.
Matthew Ripplinger is a Regina-based experimental filmmaker whose work is primarily created through analog film manipulation techniques. His film Sir Bailey (2018) has been screened internationally, and his artistic practices span from film to photography, print media, and light based installation.
Dawn Bird is a Regina-based actor and film producer. While her primary passion is acting and voiceover work, producing film and television is a close second. Dawn owns and operates B.E.ZEE Productions, a multi-facted production house that offers a number of different creative services.
Jeremy Ratzlaff is a Moose Jaw-based filmmaker who has been creating videos on the prairies for nearly 10 years. As the owner of Lampblack Studios Ltd., he and a team of passionate creatives work to produce exceptional video content on an increasingly larger scale.
Ron Brandt is a Regina based filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in Saskatchewan's film and television industry. He has worked in many different roles in broadcast and cable TV, feature length films, educational video production, and as a production stills photographer.
Sophie Kokott is a passionate filmmaker and writer based out of Saskatoon. She is one of the co-creators of the film production company Floor Thirteen Films, which creates a variety of digital content and is responsible for Pieces, a two-season web series.
Karla Paragg is a web content specialist based in Saskatoon. She has worked as the Media Coordinator for the Filmpool's Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA) each year since 2014. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Regina.
Luke Halyk is a director, producer and graphic designer based in Regina. He is a co-founder of Blister Cinema, a film production company that focuses on engaging narrative content for the YouTube platform. He is passionate about Saskatchewan stories and the artists that tell them.
Morgan Jones is a Weyburn-based filmmaker and recent graduate of the Film Production program at the University of Regina. Her work is often experimental, featuring stop motion animation and vintage objects, and has been distributed by CBC and screened at numerous film festivals.