RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition
Are you an emerging filmmaker? Are you in relentless pursuit to bring your short film to life and share it with the world? Are you over the age of 18 and a resident of Manitoba? Are you prepared to complete your 3 – 5 minute short film in one year’s time for a première screening at the 20th edition of the Gimli Film Festival in 2021? If yes, we want you!
The RBC® Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition is open to anyone who has:
- Less than three years experience in filmmaking.
- Some completed basic training – can be formal (university or college studies) or informal (production courses, workshops, hands-on experience in media arts production) etc.
- At least one completed independent film or video work that has been presented in a professional or film industry related context.
If you qualify, GFF will give you an opportunity to pitch your project to a panel of professionals in front of a live audience during this year’s Festival. We would like you to be able to describe your story idea, justify your budget, describe your ideal cast and crew and talk about your overall vision for the project.
In 2020, the winner(s) will receive:
- $10,000* to make your film courtesy of RBC;
- $5,000 William F. White’s Equipment Rental Grant Certificate;
- Story-editing and directing mentorship
- Première screening of your film at the 2020 Gimli Film Festival
*Over the next year, the $10,000 will be released in four installments:
- $2,500 on approval of a final script
- $2,500 on first day of principal photography
- $2,500 on completion of photography
- $2,500 on delivery of finished project
Get your submissions in no later than June 5th, 2020 — apply online today!
The Gimli Film Festival is the largest film festival in Manitoba.
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