MPPIA and BC Film announce the 2011 finalists for $115K award

“Vancouver, Canada – The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), in association with British Columbia Film + Media and the Whistler Film Festival, is pleased to announce the short‐listed candidates for the 2011/12 MPPIA Short Film Award.

Based on an adjudication process administered by British Columbia Film + Media, the five finalists and their projects are:
Mark Ratzlaff, Beauty Mark
Ana Valine, Happiless
Amber Ripley, Mermaid in a Jar
Brianne Nord‐Stewart, No Return
Liz Van Allen Cairns, Withering Heights
The successful candidate will receive a $10,000 cash award from MPPIA, a $5,000 cash award from British Columbia Film + Media, plus in‐kind production services up to $100,000 for a short film project to be completed within 18 months after receiving the Award. The completed project will be eligible for screening at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival.”

For the full press release from MPPIA and BC Film CLICK HERE.
For a blog from The Province, “Five pitches in Whistler short film showdown” CLICK HERE.

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