Finalists have been announced in the 7th Annual Gimli Film Festival RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition.
Twelve submissions were made this year by emerging Manitoba filmmakers. Of those, five projects were selected to move on to the pitching round during the Gimli Film Festival on Saturday, July 28 at the Gimli Theatre.
“The RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition is a must-see event at GFF. We are excited for another year to showcase Manitoba’s up-and-coming film talent alongside our diverse programming of over 100 acclaimed films,” said Leona Johnson, festival director of the Gimli Film Festival.
- Josh Benoit – Melaleuca
- Sage Daniels – Broken Glass
- Frances Koncan – Trick or Treaty
- Ryan Steel – Louis ‘David’ Riel
- Erika Ulrich – Palm House (Eternal Youth)
Each finalist has three minutes to pitch their short film idea to a jury of industry professionals and a live audience followed by five minutes of questions from the jury. Once all of the pitches are complete, the jury will deliberate and select one filmmaker who will receive $10,000 in production funds through the RBC Emerging Artists Project, a mentorship with industry professionals from the National Screen Institute – Canada, a one-year membership with On Screen Manitoba, a $2,500 gift certificate courtesy of William F. White International and a premiere screening of their film at the 2019 Gimli Film Festival.
The event is free and open to the public. Pitches will begin at 10 a.m. on the 28th.
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