MPPIA Short Film Award

  • Established in 2007, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmaker with the opportunity to further develop his/her directing career by realizing a unique creative vision in a short film project. Applicants will be short-listed into a field of candidates who will pitch their projects at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival taking place December 5 - December 8, 2019.

    The succesful candidate will receive a $15,000 cash award plus services 'in-kind' valued up to $100,000 from across the industry, enabling the filmmake to complete his/her project with the guidance of experienced industry professionals and support services provided by the top supply houses in British Columbia. The completed film will have its world premier screening at the 2020 Whistler Film Festival. 

    The MPPIA Short Film Award has become a highlight on the annual Whistler Film Festival calendar as some of BC's brightest emerging directors vie on stage before a jury of industry professionals for the sought-after filmmaking opportunity. 

    The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is a member-based non-proft society established in April 2002 to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture production industry in British Columbia. 

    Creative BC is an independent non-profit agency created by the Government of British Columbia in 2013 to build the capacity of BC's creative sector. The agency has a mandate to support and strengthen BC's film and television, interactive and digital media, music, magazine and book publishing industries both at home and in the global market place. 

    The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs tthat focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the indusrty and audiences in Whistler. WFFS produces one of Canada's leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering professional and project development programs for filmmakers.

    The MPPIA Short Film Award is made possible by the above organizations as well as the genernous support and contributions of the British Columbia motion picture production community.

    For information on how to apply, please review the complete Guidelines. 

    Online Application 

    Deadline to Creative BC:  11:59 pm Friday, August 30th, 2019

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