Aspiring Okanagan filmmakers invited to enter contest

Winners will get to attend a two-day course offered at the Okanagan Film Fundamentals symposium for a fraction of the regular price.

The Kelowna Film Society is offering the opportunity for 10 filmmakers to take the two-day Motion Picture Orientation course taking place at the Okanagan Film Fundamentals Symposium (OFF) for a fraction of the regular cost.

Instead of paying $200 to attend, the 10 winners of a contest being held by the KFS will pay just $50.00 each.

Individuals living in the Okanagan, between Armstrong and Osoyoos, with a passion for film are being asked to write a letter—maximum two pages—describing who they are, their career goals and how this training will help them.

Letters must be emailed to camera@kelownafilm.com by Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. Winners will be selected Oct. 6.

OFF is an opportunity to bring all viewpoints of the film industry together to celebrate, learn and collaborate.

The weekend will have two elements. The first element will be the  Motion Picture Industry Orientation course, which will be held twice during the weekend. It will teach the foundations needed to work safely on a film set. The second part o the of the weekend will be a symposium, including sessions on financing, script writing, entertainment law, budgeting, and pitching ideas.

More information on the symposium can be found at http://www.okanaganfilmfundamentals.com.