Kelowna Film Society offers grants and gear

Jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn used  the KFS camera on her recent         music video shoot.  - contributed
Jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn used the KFS camera on her recent music video shoot.
— image credit: contributed

The Kelowna Film Society wants to offer financial aid to film students and prospective filmmakers through scholarships and grants.

Last year, the society made available $6,000 awarded to eight applicants for their film projects. This year, the society wants to offer financial support again to to students from the Okanagan who are planning to attend approved post-secondary film programs and to local filmmakers with viable projects.

The society wants to support the next generation of local artists and students who wish to further their film careers.

Interested students and film and video makers should consult the Kelowna Film Society website at www.kelownafilm.com for application details. The closing deadline for 2013 applications is 5 p.m., Friday. May 17.  Winners will be announced at the society’s annual general meeting in June.

Another initiative of the society assists filmmakers to get their projects done. With the technical and business support of Mountain Lake Films, the society makes available a professional-quality Sony Super35mm digital film camera and peripherals  at non-profit rental costs. One of the best cameras available in the valley, the KFS gear has captured images for big screen productions, short films, commercial endeavours and charities, student films, dance and music videos.

Interested film and  video makers should visit the ‘Camera package for rent’ section of the Kelowna Film Society’s webpage at www.kelownafilm.com.

The Kelowna Film Society has been in existence since 2007 and its Wednesday evening film showings at the Orchard Plaza 5 on Cooper Road in Kelowna draws a diverse and enthusiastic audience of film buffs.  Showtime is 7 p.m. The KFS screenings, many from the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, include big budget features, not-to-be-missed independent films, documentaries, animated films, dance, music and other productions.

For more information contact Wendy Ord 250-766-4886; 250-864-8841 (mobile); or email wendy@mountainlakefilms.com.





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