Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC Announce Latest Selections for BC Shorts Program
March 18, 2021
TORONTO (March 18, 2021) – Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund announced today its latest round of selections for the BC Shorts Program. The initiative, developed in partnership with Creative BC, is designed to finance short films by filmmaking teams from British Columbia, showcasing new creative visions and furthering the careers of writers, producers, and directors as they move towards feature filmmaking
The following short film projects each receive $20,000 from the BC Shorts Program: One Day This Kid from director/writer Alexander Farah and producer Madeleine Davis; Call Me Awol from writer/director Geordie Trifa and producer Pieter Romer; Paco from writer/director Kent Donguines, co-writer Moira Tan, and producers Sebastien Galina and Geoff Manton; and Tiana from writer Mariam Barry, director Rukiya Bernard, and producer Faith Moriah.
“It’s an honour to continue our work with Creative BC and the incredibly talented creatives working in the province,” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund. “This strong batch of projects covers a broad spectrum of voices and their diverse stories are part of what makes the Canadian filmmaking community so great.”
“Creative BC is proud to partner again with the Harold Greenberg Fund to deliver support to diverse B.C. creators through this national partnership, driving the creation of short format content,” said Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC.
About the films:
One Day This Kid
A recollection of uniquely confusing and poignant moments that influence the formative years of a young queer man in the 21st century.
Writer/Director: Alexander Farah
Producer: Madeleine Davis
Call Me Awol
Fifteen-year-old Lance Bear has spent his entire life institutionalized. While serving out his prison sentence in an open custody facility, an opportunity arises for something he’s rarely experienced in his life; freedom.
Writer/Director Geordie Trifa
Producer Pieter Romer
A Filipino immigrant struggles to maintain his façade of success in Vancouver, when his family in Manila asks for a hard favor.
Director: Kent Donguines
Writer: Kent Donguines, Moira Tan
Producer: Sebastien Galina and Geoff Manton
A young Black girl discovers magic as she faces her upcoming abortion.
Writer: Mariam Barry
Director Rukiya Bernard
Producer Faith Moriah
About The Harold Greenberg Fund:
The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from Bell Media and The Movie Network, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the French and English Programs of the Fund have supported nearly 5,000 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $123 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers.
About Creative BC:
Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic, social, environmental and creative potential both at home and globally.