Upcoming EventsDominique Keller

Develop your skills as a filmmaker during a filmmaking weekend in Grande Prairie Oct 12-14 for youth ages 16-24, a 48-hour filmmaking challenge anywhere in the Peace Region Oct 19-21 for youth and adult teams, and a Producer Accelerator weekend in Red Deer Oct 20-21 for emerging and mid-level producers!

Make a Film in a Weekend

Friday, Oct 12, 6-9pm
Saturday, Oct 13, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 10am – 6pm and 7-8:30pm
Location: PRIMAA Space, 10014 – 102 Avenue (blue door, back entrance)
Presented by Reel 2 Real International Film Festival and PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association)
FREE thanks to support from TELUS STORYHIVE
Working in teams, professional filmmakers Kellen Jackson, Patrick Shannon, and Thomas Isaac-Came will work with youth ages 16-24 to conceive, plan, shoot, and edit a film in a weekend. No previous experience or equipment is necessary. Register here.

Frightening48 Film Challenge

Friday, Oct 19 @ 7pm to Sunday, Oct 21 @ 7pm
Registration deadline: Monday, Oct 15
Screening and awards presentation: Sunday, Oct 28 @ 7pm at GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre), 10130 – 98 Avenue
Presented by PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association)
Cost: $50/team if team captain a PRIMAA member; or $75/team (only one fee required per team)
Over the course of an adrenaline-filled weekend, teams compete to write, shoot, and edit a short horror film. Teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. All short films must be produced in the Peace Region to qualify for entry. Each team will be given their starter package containing a preselected random character. All teams will have to include a specific prop and line of dialogue in their film. The characters will be different for each team, while the prop and dialogue line will be the same for all teams. Registered teams can pick up their starter packages at PRIMAA’s Space at 10014 – 102 Avenue, Grande Prairie (blue door, back entrance) at 7pm on Friday Oct. 19. Completed 2-6 minute films are due at the same place exactly 48 hours later. Out-of-town teams can request digital delivery of their starter packages and arrange for digital submission of their completed films. Find more information and register here.

Producer Accelerator

Saturday, Oct 20, 9am – 5pm; Networking Reception 5-7pm
Sunday, Oct 21, 10am – 4pm
Location: Red Deer College
Presented by AMPIA (Alberta Media Production Industries Association)
Cost: $50 (student); $75 (AMPIA member); $100 (non-member)
This two-day intensive workshop is designed to help emerging and mid-level producers build the foundation needed to take the next steps forward in their careers. Filmmakers will have the opportunity to attend professional workshops covering budgets, funding, marketing, career paths, company building and more. Speakers from different sectors of the Canadian and Alberta film, television and digital media industries (including representatives from DGC, ACTRA and NSI, among others) will provide attendees with hands-on experience in the following aspects of production:

  • Creating a shooting schedule, production board and film budget
  • Exploring the roles of Producer, Production Manager (PM) and Assistant Director (AD)
  • Examining the procedures, attitudes, techniques and paperwork needed to run both large and small productions
  • Working with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for additional content funding for projects
  • and much more!

Find more information and register here.