Wanted: Filmakers for Nanaimo Global Film Festival

Are you an aspiring filmmaker in the mid-Vancouver Island region?  You could win:

  • a scholarship to the Gulf Island Film and Television School for one (1) week-long media intensive program, to be used in 2012/13
  • $500 towards travel, room and board expenses related to the G.I.F.T.S. scholarship program
  • $1,000 toward the cost of making the film

The Nanaimo Global Film Festival Group wants to encourage local filmmakers to tackle issues relating to economic alternatives, social justice, and the environment.  They are offering a Community Award package to help facilitate production of a 5-10 minute film or video that will be screened at their 2013 festival.

Details on how to submit proposals can be found on the Awards page of the Festival website: The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 24, 2012. The award winner will be announced during the festival and will have approximately a year to complete the film.

The website also gives details on local and international documentaries that will be screened at this year’s Nanaimo Global Film Festival September 28 – 29, 2012 at the VIU Nanaimo campus.