Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Canadian Film Centre - upcoming deadlines

The Canadian Film Centre is a leading national film school which can help filmmakers with some experience make the jump to the next level. They have a variety of programs, including not just fiction filmmaking but also documentary, television, acting and new media. In the next short while, they have some deadlines for several of their exciting initiatives.

The CFC Media Lab TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP) is Canada's first post-graduate training and production program based on a philosophy that compelling content is created though a collaborative process harnessing a wide range of creative skills and talents. Team-based, self-directed and project-driven, the TELUS IAEP merges collaborative exploration with the fundamentals of new media, with a particular emphasis on narrative theory and storytelling. Residents learn from a variety of perspectives including academic, industrial, artistic, technological, and practical. The deadline is December 15, 2010.
TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is a five-and-a-half month complete immersion in the art and business of dramatic filmmaking for directors, producers, writers and editors. Filmmakers develop their technical, collaborative and business skills, while developing project slates and refining their artistic expression in an intensely demanding, creative and professional environment. With a focus on entrepreneurial spirit, the program maintains a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the filmmaking industry, while nurturing originality and fostering creative risk-taking. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2011.
Cineplex Entertainment Film Program

CFC Features is looking to invest in filmmakers from across Canada with engaging stories for the big screen.  If you are a writer, director or producer with a feature film in the low-budget realm, this program offers you an unparalleled opportunity to make your movie a reality.   Designed to help filmmakers at various levels of their career, CFC Features gives writers, directors and producers the opportunity to advance their scripts and produce their film to achieve maximum critical and commercial success.  CFC Features is a practical, demanding and results-oriented program.  It is designed to reflect the needs of the chosen participants and to mirror real-world processes at the Development, Production and Distribution stages. The next deadline is January 28, 2011.
CFC Features

THE REEL CHALLENGE is back!  Here’s your chance to make a short film or PSA about why copyright is important for creators who make a living from their work, and how the illegal copying and mass distribution of movies on the Internet ultimately hurts the creative industries and you.  Get started here to learn more about Copyright. The First Prize is $10,000; Second Prize is $3,000; Third Prize is $2,000. Deadline to submit your short film is March 25, 2011.

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