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Living in The Foothills - Film Mentorship Program

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General Admissions Price


Earlybird Discount


About this Event

Have an idea for a short film? Not sure how to start? Send us your pitch and we will help with the tools and education.

Registration here:

Create the short film you have been wanting to make this summer and then take part in an in-person outdoor screening to cap the off experience.

We are looking to help 20 filmmakers of all ages experience levels, and backgrounds create a 5-7min short film. We will provide training, funding and support to filmmakers this summer. It could not be a better time to create, Learn new skills, make new connections, and complete a film. There is also a chance at amazing prizes.

So what do you need to do? Filmmakers need to:

◦ submit a pitch for a 5- 7 min film - films may be ANY style or genre but must relate to living in the foothills

◦ attend 3 of the 5 training sessions (June-Aug)

◦ submit progress reports to OFF to get funds

• complete their film by Sept 10

OFF and The Venue will provide: ◦ up to $300 funding per project ◦ three workshops by industry professionals ◦ two round table chats with all filmmakers ◦ a full outdoor film presentation of all completed films ◦ A T-shirt to remember the experience

Films completed will also be juried for the chance to be awarded further education for their film art.

To enter Pitch must include: ◦ a short description of the project ◦ an estimated timeline ◦ a description of how the project relates to living in the Foothills ◦ a bio and info of lead filmmakers experience

Filmmakers will be able to make changes to their pitch as the project moves forward and adapt as training happens.

These Pitches are evaluated on the seriousness of the filmmaker to complete the project. Any topic or style is welcome. For example documentaries, horror, romantic comedies, experimental films and more are welcome. We want to help you make YOUR film.

Entry is Free.

Workshop Schedule:

Pre-Production with Matt Waterworth - JUNE 17 at 2PM (High River)

Production with Sandi Somers - JUNE 24 at 2PM (High River)

Post Production with Duane Martin - July 2 at 2:30PM (Okotoks)

Round Table 1 - JULY 26 at 5PM (High River)

Round Table 2 - AUG 22 at 5:30PM (Okotoks)

This event is hosted by the Okotoks Film Society,

High River Performing Arts Foundation, and

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Date and Time


06:00 am – 05:30 am

Available Vacancies

20 remaining