Want to make a feature with Telefilm? Here’s how to qualify for their Micro-Budget Production Program (up to $127,500 from Telefilm).
The process is two-tiered. As a partner in this program IMAC is asked to recommend 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in English language and 1 feature film and 1 webseries project in French language. In order to do this fairly all submissions are reviewed by an IMAC jury. The filmmakers selected are then given notes to improve their application and that application along with a recommendation letter from IMAC are sent to the Telefilm jury where the final decision is made. Winners are typically notified by mid April.
The deadline for the IMAC jury is Jan 18th, 2016. Please fill out the intake form and include with submission to email@example.com.
Please contact IMAC if you have any questions.902- 892-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about the program go to the Telefilm Website. Telefilm is currently updating their guidelines. Read about the changes that are happening this year.
In 2014 IMAC’s application to this fund was accepted and two IMAC members, Jason Rogerson (Producer) and Harmony Wagner (Director) were successful in securing funding for their low-budget feature film ‘Kooperman’ which is currently on the festival circuit.
The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and the Island Media Arts Coop brings you a series of eight of the best recent Canadian short films.
The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to making a vital contribution to film culture on the Island, is launched the inaugural Charlottetown Film Festival at City Cinema on October 16th, 2015
In its first year, the Charlottetown Film Festival showcased and celebrated screen works by filmmakers from Prince Edward Island and all of Atlantic Canada, with a special focus on short films, web series and music videos.
At the helm as Executive Director is industry veteran Cheryl Wagner who curated IMAF ‘the little film festival of big dreams’ in both 2013 and 2014, under the banner of the Island Media Arts Co-op. Screenings, workshops and industry panels combined with lively receptions delivered a memorable weekend for film fans and filmmakers at City Cinema last October.
Saving you a seat in 2016…
- For more info go to the website www.charlottetownfilmfest.com
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“From Our Dark Side” is a national English-language contest seeking the best in CANADIAN WOMEN-DRIVEN Genre film ideas. Women writers from coast to coast can submit a max. 5-page genre film concept – be it thriller, horror, fantasy, sci-fi or a combination thereof.
IMAC has organized a Skype discussion to be projected on the big screen at Springhead Studios on Nov 26th. Organizers will talk about the contest, offering tips and information to strengthen applications. Our own Cheryl Wagner will be taking a peek at submissions from anyone who’d like to get feedback on their concepts.
This competition is open women writers whether they are IMAC/WIFT members or not.
For more info on the competition go to the link http://www.womeninfilm.ca/National_Genre_Concept_Competition.html.
See the IMAC EVENT for more deets on the Skype presentation.
A group of four Atlantic Canadian female media creators took part in the second annual Interactive Incubator Program at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival recently, among them Louise Lalonde, PEI Producer and Member of Women in Film and Television-Atlantic and IMAC.
The winners were selected to advance their original interactive web series with the help of industry consultants The four women were given full access to the Festival screenings, VIP Galas, and parties, plus they attend the [Interactive] Film Industry Forum workshops and panels.
They were also matched with leading industry experts from across Canada for one-on-one consultations and meetings to further refine, strengthen and develop their projects, including Nina Sudra from VICE Canada; Noora Abu Eitah from Secret Location, and Gosia Kamela from Bell Media. Winners will also received a $2000 voucher for film gear rental from William F. White International Inc.
“Spending five days surrounded by female filmmakers who are willing to share their expertise and advice has to be one of the finest opportunities a media creator can be given, and I want to thank the organizers”, said Louise Lalonde.
At the conclusion of the week, the four participants took the opportunity to pitch their projects to producers and organizations at the Face 2 Face Pitch Session.
Photo from left to right: Michelle Rex-Bailey (NL), Andrea Levesque (NS), Noora Abu Eitah (Secret Locations), Allie Duff (NL), Louise Lalonde (PEI), and Nina Sudra (Vice Canada).
IMAC would like to congratulate its Lifetime Member Dave Ward for winning Best Experimental or Animated Film with his film “A Talk in the Garden” at last weekend’s Silverwave Film Festival in New Brunswick.
Using an uncut roll of film as a backdrop, the filmmaker remembers a dream with a punch line as well as a moment experienced beyond the mundane.
This year marked the first year of the Charlottetown Film Festival and it was a blast! This festival grew out of IMAC’s Island Media Arts Festival that ran for 5 years. Now hosted by the Charlottetown Film Society, the Charlottetown Film Festival took place at City Cinema in mid October and since this was its first year the festival’s theme was Firsts. Several first features from across the Maritimes screened over the weekend as well as a first feature from an Atlantic neighbour, Iceland. The screenings were all very well attended and the parties at The Next Door Lounge and Local 343 were packed! Most of the Island filmmakers were in attendance and VIPs from CBC and Telefilm were also there. Thank you to Curator Cheryl Wagner and Coordinator Extraordinaire Mary-Helen MacLeese.
Harmony Wagner leads an Acting for Camera Workshop.
Jenna MacMillan wins the WIFT Salute Award!