Along with showcasing Manitoba-made films, the Gimli Film Festival helps to encourage new Manitoba productions. The RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition is managed by On Screen Manitoba and will be held during the Film Festival. Selected Manitoba filmmakers will go head-to-head to pitch their projects to a jury of industry experts before a live audience. Manitoba filmmakers were invited to submit a written concept to apply to the competition and the five finalists have been selected.
On Screen Manitoba and the Gimli Film Festival are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition: Jared Adams – Flicker; Alex Kristiansen – Shieldmaiden; Steve Schwartz – Graft; Kevin Tabachnick – Annabelle; Devon Unrau – The Family Recipe.
The filmmakers will have three minutes to pitch their short film ideas to a judging panel of industry professionals in front of a live audience at the Gimli Theatre (74 2nd Ave, Gimli) on Saturday, July 25. The pitch competition is free and open to the public and will begin at 10:30 am and will be finished by noon. The winning filmmaker will receive $10,000 to make their film courtesy of RBC Emerging Artists Project, a mentorship with industry professionals from the National Screen Institute, a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of William F. White and a premiere screening of their film at next year’s Gimli Film Festival.
The Gimli Film Festival runs July 22-26, showcasing features, documentaries and short films from Manitoba, Canada and the world that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment. For real-time updates of GFF schedule and news alerts, as well as direct links to online ticketing and film descriptions and trailers download our free app!
Sonya Ballantyne won the 2014 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition at Gimli Film Festival.
On Screen Manitoba leads the development of a dynamic media production industry that is recognized for its world-class creative and technical talent.
For more information on the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition please contact:
Amy Rebecca Harrison, Industry Communications Coordinator
On Screen Manitoba
Phone: (204) 927 5898