“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.”