Bursary opportunity offered from the TNRD to a short-film maker

TNFC, in partnership with the Kamloops Film Society’s Independent Short Shorts Film Festival, now offering a $300 bursary

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission (TNFC), in partnership with the Kamloops Film Society’s Independent Short Shorts Film Festival, is now offering a $300 bursary to a short-film filmmaker.

The bursary is courtesy of Downtown Reel Productions, a production company that the TNFC worked with to find locations. The production eventually chose locations in Squamish, however, the producers wished to thank the TNFC for their hard work by donating a bursary for an aspiring filmmaker.

The winning short film (less than five minutes) will be screened at the Independent Short Shorts Film Festival, which will take place during the Kamloops Film Festival in March 2015. Bursary applicants must submit a short written description of their film and how the money will be used. They may also include other materials, such as pictures, to help convey the concept. Applicants must be residents of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and the subject matter must be about a person, place, attraction, event, or telling a story set in the TNRD.

Post-secondary or high school teachers may also submit an application for a short film that is a class project.

All applications must be submitted to the TNFC by Friday, Oct. 17, either by mail to 465 Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9, or dropped off on the 4th Floor above the Kamloops Library, or emailed to tnfc@tnrd.ca. The successful applicant will be awarded the bursary on Friday, Oct. 31.