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Finalists Selected in $15K Gimil Film Festival Pitch

July 9, 2010 6:45 AM | Entertainment

Eight hopeful participants have been chosen by a jury of broadcasters and industry professionals to present their projects in front of a live audience at the Gimli Film Festival.

The 2010 Rogers and Manitoba Film & Music $15,000 Pitch is a competition for emerging and established producers, writers and directors.

The eight projects selected are:

Bloom -– Ryan FitzGerald
Fat Man Dancing -– John B. Lowe
Indie Game – The Movie –- James Swirsky & Lisanne Pajot
Legend of Francis the Pig -– Clinton Skibitzky
Mr. Writer -– Nicholas Friesen & Kaeleigh Ayre
Not Dead Yet -– Sarah Constible, Tricia Cooper & Gordon Tanner
Silverback -– Dan Licoppe & Dan Walechuk
The Giant Remains -– John Gregory Sturko

Three minutes will be given to each participant to convey a compelling story. Following each pitch the jury will have seven minutes to offer feedback and ask questions.

To help everyone be at their pitching best, On Screen Manitoba will provide finalists with one complimentary pass to Film Training Manitoba’s Creative Pitching Workshop.

The winner will walk away with a giant cheque worth $15K.

The public can watch the presentations for free on Saturday, July 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gimli Theatre, 74 2nd Ave, Gimli, MB.