2014 FILMPOOL PREMIERE SCREENING
featuring the first annual
Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
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.
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.
A 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 2014 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 SIFAs are designed to celebrate a new era of Saskatchewan filmmaking. Through this new initiative we hope to raise the profile of Saskatchewan independent filmmaking, and in doing so foster the next voice of Saskatchewan filmmakers.
The awards are presented in association with the Filmpool’s annual Premiere Screening, all residents living in Saskatchewan for at least one year are eligible to submit their short films for competition. During its inaugural presentation on November 27, 2014, the SIFA’s will feature the categories: Best Film – Jury’s Choice, Audience Choice and Best Student Film.
SIFA – Jury’s Choice
The winner of this award will receive a $500 cash prize, along with their name on the main SIFA trophy, and their own individual-sized trophy.
SIFA – Best Student Film
To qualify for the student category the filmmaker must be enrolled in post-secondary schooling, or have created their film within the last two years while being enrolled in post-secondary schooling. Works produced with outside funding, such as Saskatchewan Arts Board grants, will not be considered for the student category. The winner of this award will receive a $100 cash prize, an individual-sized trophy, and a free Basic Filmpool Membership for one year, redeemable at anytime.
SIFA – Audience Choice
Paper ballets will be included in the programs on the night of the Filmpool Premiere Screening, during the Q&A period audience members will be asked to fill out their favourite film from the night. The winner of this award will receive an individual-sized trophy along with a $150 cash prize.