NBFC MEMBER SHOOTS THIS WEEKEND!
Best of luck to NBFC members Jared Carney, Ashley Phinney, Will Dunnett & Kristy Edwards on their shoot in Moncton this weekend. If you are a co-op member in the Moncton or surrounding area, and you want to help them out, email Jared: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley to check in with them: email@example.com
FREDERICTON CASTING CALL!
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/279129042503227/?active_tab=about
Sparrowhock Productions are having an open audition for Rob Gemmell's indie short film Zombies vs Cannibals!
The auditions will take place on Monday, February 6, from 6pm-9pm at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, located at 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB
We are looking for volunteer, non-union actors of any gender who are over the age of 18.
We will be shooting in Fredericton on March 18-19 and 25-26.
We are asking all attendees to present one of two short horror-themed monologue which will be provided on site, or one of the actor's choosing. If you wish to see the monologues we have selected in advance please send me a private message on Facebook.
If you are interested in auditioning and can't make it, send us a message and we'll see if we can work something out.
FREDERICTON CASTING CALL!
PAID NON-UNION WORK
OPEN CASTING CALL FOR THE WEB SERIES: THE REPENTANCE
Synopsis: When the daughter of private investigator O'Connor goes missing, he is lead to solve a murder case from five years earlier.
Book and appointment with Jay Buchanan
AUDITION DATES & LOCATION
February 10th from 12:00pm-7:00pm
February 11th from 10:00pm-4:00pm
da Vinci College, Carleton Street, Fredericton
William O'Connor: a detective, aged 35-40, short hair, athletic.
Jillian O'Connor: William's daughter, aged 16-18, curious, intelligent.
Taylor Wilson: a student, aged 20-28, tall and good-looking.
Lana Wilson: Taylor's mother, aged 45-50, protective, crazy.
For more information visit the Facebook Page “The Repentance - Web Series”
MONCTON CASTING CALL!
PAID NON-UNION WORK
TITLE "SUNFLOWER" (based on screenplay)
LOCATION: THE CAPITOL THEATRE
DATE: JUNE 15,16 AND 17, 2017
Casting leads/supporting roles for NON-UNION production
Must be NON-UNION
Must be familiar with American accents
Must be able to sing and dance
Male late teens (1)
Male 20's (2)
Male late 20's (3)
Male 30's (1)
Male 40's (1)
Male 50's (3)
Male 60's (2)
Female late teens (1)
Female late 20's (2)
Female 30's (2)
Female 40's (2)
Female 50's (1)
Female 60's (4)
Extras - All singing roles (40)
Submission deadline February 5, 2017. Auditions between February 12-18, 2017
Rehearsals begin March 8, 2017
Please send resume/headshots to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexis BBG Productions Inc.
HOT LINKS IN NB TO CHECK OUT!
*The winning Telefilm Micro-budget team (NB Film Co-op members Tim Rayne, Arthur Thomson and their extended crew) from 2016 will begin production in less than a month on their web series THE CAPITAL, and they need your support!
Please like and share their PAGE to keep up to date!
Urban myths and local stories come alive at The Capital, a web series inspired by the amazing music scene at The Capital Complex, a well-known 3 story bar located in Fredericton, New Brunswick!
*Everyone digs a farmer's market: the fresh food, the entertainment, the open air, the vibrant colours and sounds. We're forever on a quest to find the best markets in Canada and think one of the oldest our country has may just be a contender. We asked notorious New Brunswick comedian James Mullinger to give us a quick tour of the spot in Saint John, NB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tIfyN_684I&feature=youtu.be
*Moncton filmmaker finds success at international festivals: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/craig-norris-kokota-film-fes...
GRANTS - APPLY FOR THEM!
If you are an indie filmmaker with some experience (at least one short film under your belt) and you want to create short films that are alternative/non-traditional, consider applying to artsnb.
Upcoming artsnb Creation Grant Deadlines - http://artsnb.ca/site/en/programs/creation/
Upcoming Canada Council for the Arts Deadlines - http://canadacouncil.ca
NB FILMMAKER TOURING FILMS
Moncton filmmaker Craig Norris' documentary Kokota: The Islet of Hope has won at the largest eco film fest on Earth, DCEFF and in March Craig is traveling to Washington DC to present a screening at National Geographic Head Quarters!
To celebrate, Craig's company is launching a touring documentary film fest called Tideland (see below) that will make stops in Sackville, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. Tideland will feature four of his shorts, including his latest release Surviving the Fundy Footpath.
Check out the Tideland Doc Fest page for more details, and reserve your seat via Eventbrite!
CINEMA POLITICA PRESENTS: A SYRIAN LOVE STORY
Wed, Feb. 8/Fri, Feb. 10: Cinema Politica Fredericton presents A Syrian Love Story. A Syrian Love Story screens on Wed, Feb. 8 at 6:00pm at St. Thomas University's Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103 (newsreel starts at 5:45pm) & downtown on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. Filmed over 5 years, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. Amer, 45, met Raghda, 40, in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. He first saw her bloodied face after a beating when she was placed in a neighboring cell. Over months they communicated through a tiny hole they’d secretly made in the wall. They fell in love and when released got married and started a family together. Trailer/for more information:
https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/fredericton/syrian-love-story. Everyone welcome. Films are free. Donations welcome to support filmmaking that inspires social change. Conserver House's entry is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are up the stairs. Contact: email@example.com. Cinema Politica Fredericton's Winter 2017 programme is made possible with the support of the Fredericton & District Labour Council and FAUST (The Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas).
WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION - ATLANTIC (WIFT-AT) PUTS DIVERSITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT
One 5 minute film pitch that spotlights diversity will win a fabulous prize package including in-kind services valued at over $5000 during this year’s Women Making Waves conference.
This year’s Pitch This: The New Normal competition encourages filmmakers to include equality, diversity and inclusion as part of their pitch concept. WIFT-AT recognizes the role film and television plays in shaping the world and ideas around us, and that featuring diversity in front of and behind the screen acknowledges and celebrates the individualities and collective experiences that make us who we are.
Five filmmakers will each have the opportunity to present a five-minute pitch before a selection committee of screen-based media experts and a live audience on Saturday, March 4.
The pitch competition is open to WIFT-AT full members. To be considered, please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, plus a one-page pitch including the title, short synopsis, and how your project will measurably incorporate equality, diversity or inclusion.
The deadline is February 10th.
The 5 Pitch Participants will be selected and advised by February 17th.
The pitch winner will be announced Sunday, March 5 during the WAVE Awards brunch!
HIFF CALL FOR ATLANTIC CANADIAN ENTRIES
Short Film Submissions Due April 3rd, 11:59pm, 2017
The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is accepting short film submissions from Atlantic Canadian filmmakers until Monday, April 3rd. Entries will be accepted by online screener only through FilmFreeway. There are no fees for Atlantic Canadian submissions.
Now entering its 11th year HIFF showcases bold, original films that challenge convention in subject or form. Short films for HIFF 2017 will be selected by a peer-jury of local filmmakers.
Submissions to HIFF 2017 must have been completed after Jan. 1st 2016, have a max. runtime of 25 minutes and be presented with English-language subtitles if in a language other than English.
Filmmakers whose work is selected to screen at HIFF 2017 will receive a free pass to the festival, a screening fee (based on rates set by the Independent Media Arts Alliance) and the opportunity to take part in other film festival initiatives including: one-on-one meetings with visiting programmers, masterclasses with visiting filmmakers and a new distribution initiative. For more information about these initiatives please see below.
Programmers @ HIFF
Short filmmakers who are accepted into HIFF 2017 will benefit by having their work seen by visiting programmers from top Canadian and International film festivals. They will also be eligible to take part in one-on-one meetings with visiting programmers. In previous years, this initiative has included programmers from festivals such as TIFF, VIFF, FNC, South by SouthWest, Vienna Independent Shorts and Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Masterclasses @ HIFF
For the second year in a row, HIFF 2017 will include daytime masterclass with visiting filmmakers. The masterclasses will be open to filmmakers’ whose work is screening in the festival with some additional spots made available to HIFF alumni and the public.
Distribution @ HIFF
New this year, short filmmakers who are accepted into HIFF 2017 will be eligible to take part in a Distribution Initiative where they will receive training, mentorship and a small fund for marketing and festival submission fees. The HIFF jury will select 6 filmmakers who will be invited to take part in this unique opportunity.
Entries for HIFF 2017 will be accepted by online screener only at www.hiff.ca/submit. There are no fees for Atlantic Canadian submissions. Deadline for entries is April 3rd, 11:59pm 2017.
Presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival is a boutique festival dedicated to showcasing bold, innovative film and media art from the Atlantic region and around the world.
The festival includes screenings, receptions, celluloid installations, daytime masterclasses with visiting filmmakers and one-on-one meetings between local filmmakers and guest programmers from Canadian and International festivals.
The 11th Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) will take place June 7th - 10th at Neptune’s Scotiabank Stage Theatre in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
HIFF is produced by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax, NSCAD University, Dalhousie University, the Centre for Art Tapes, the Directors Guild of Canada, Business for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia and The Coast.
ABOUT AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, member-run centre for the production and presentation of creative films in a collaborative, learning environment.
AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
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