Calling Student Filmmakers: Enter the 9th Annual UWinnipeg Student Film Festival Now

Feb 15, 2011 | Corporate Member News

The University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film invites submissions for its 9th Annual University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival. 

Eligibility:          Students registered at a post-secondary institution between April 2010 and April 2011

Entry Fee:         No charge

Deadline:                      Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:00 p.m. SHARP

Festival Dates:              Wednesday, April 27 to Friday, April 29, 2011

Location:                      Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall)

                                    University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue 

The University of Winnipeg’s annual Student Film Festival provides an opportunity for student filmmakers to have their work juried by a panel of local filmmakers and to have their films screened before a public audience and members of the local filmmaking community. 

“Every year the quality of the films being produced by today’s student filmmakers continues to impress me,” says University of Winnipeg Film Professor John Kozak. “These student films are often innovative, exhibit a high level of craftsmanship, and are very entertaining.” 

Submission forms are available on The University of Winnipeg campus at the UWSA Info Booth (Main Floor, Centennial Hall) and the office of the Department of Theatre and Film (Room 3T03), or on the web at: Films can be in any style, type or genre (i.e. drama, comedy, experimental, documentary, mockumentary, music videos, animation, etc.), and must run between two and 30 minutes in length. 

Successful entries will be announced Monday, April 18, 2011. Screenings of all films will take place April 27 and 28 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Animation/Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Actor, Best Actress and Audience Favourite. 

A gala evening including the premiere of The Stockholm Syndrome – a new film written by Milos Mitrovic and filmed by senior UWinnipeg filmmaking students – a special guest, awards ceremony and reception to celebrate the best films of the Festival will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. All screenings and events take place in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall). 

This Festival is made possible through the generous support of The University of Winnipeg’s Vice-President (Academic), Vice-President (Research), Dean of Arts, and the Department of Theatre and Film. 

The Festival is open to the public and admission is free. 

Based in its new home in the Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film at The University of Winnipeg, the Department of Theatre and Film offers areas of study in Acting, Design, Drama in Education, Filmmaking, Playwriting, and Production/Stage Management. Our classes are small and our approach is practical. Our faculty is comprised of highly respected and award-winning professionals who are experienced teachers and remain active in their disciplines, bringing relevant and up-to-date instruction to our students. 

For more information visit or contact: 

John Kozak, Department of Theatre and Film
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.786.9951
[email protected] 
Patty Hawkins, Department of Theatre and Film           
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.786.9955
[email protected] 
Diane Poulin
The University of Winnipeg

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