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Avi Federgreen’s INDIECAN launches Canada-wide 10K Film Initiative

Acclaimed film Producer and Distributor Avi Federgreen announced today the launch of his latest and most daring film initiative to date: INDIECAN10K.

Inspired by director Ingrid Veninger’s 1K WAVE CHALLENGE, Federgreen’s INDIECAN10K is a Canada-wide ‘First Feature’ initiative that will see eight first time filmmaker teams personally mentored by Federgreen as well as a select producer-mentor in each participating province or territory. The final projects must be feature length (documentary or narrative), and have a total budget of no more than ten thousand dollars. The INDIECAN10K initiative will also include considerable in-kind services, ranging from equipment to post production services.

Federgreen believes these kinds of innovative initiatives are imperative to the success and survival of the Canadian film industry, which is facing increasingly difficult parameters for young filmmakers.

“We need to encourage emerging filmmakers in Canada to get out there and make their first feature. And we need to show them they can make a great film as little as $10,000. Ingrid Veninger’s 1K Wave Challenge proved that it’s more than possible.”

Each provincial Mentor, along with Federgreen, will work closely with the selected teams or individuals through every aspect of production including script development, financing of the $10,000, pre-production, production and post-production of each feature. Projects must be fully completed by December 31, 2014. Participating Mentors and Provinces are: Trish Dolman, Screen Siren Pictures Inc., (BC), Dylan Pearce, 12Pt Media (AB), Mark Montague, Minds Eye Entertainment (SA), Kyle Bornais and John Barnard, Farpoint Films Inc. (MB), Sean Cisterna, Mythic Productions Inc. (ON), Gia Milani and Tony Whalen, Shoreroad Pictures Inc. (NB), Michael Melski, Cineast Screen Development Limited (NS) and Christine Haebler, Screen Siren Pictures Inc. (Yukon Territory).

Federgreen’s Indiecan distribution will be releasing one of Veninger’s 1K Wave films, “Mourning has Broken”, in theatres starting January 24, 2014 because “It’s that good!”, says Federgreen. ”I look forward to releasing the INDIECAN10K projects and showing Canadians and the world what is possible with the kind of exceptional talent we have in this country.”

Interested applicants can learn more about the initiative at www.indiecan10k.ca, and the deadline for submissions is Feb 16, 2014. Projects will be selected March 3, 2014.

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Front Page, Industry News

Avi Federgreen’s INDIECAN launches Canada-wide 10K Film Initiative

Acclaimed film Producer and Distributor Avi Federgreen announced today the launch of his latest and most daring film initiative to date: INDIECAN10K.

Inspired by director Ingrid Veninger’s 1K WAVE CHALLENGE, Federgreen’s INDIECAN10K is a Canada-wide ‘First Feature’ initiative that will see eight first time filmmaker teams personally mentored by Federgreen as well as a select producer-mentor in each participating province or territory. The final projects must be feature length (documentary or narrative), and have a total budget of no more than ten thousand dollars. The INDIECAN10K initiative will also include considerable in-kind services, ranging from equipment to post production services.

Federgreen believes these kinds of innovative initiatives are imperative to the success and survival of the Canadian film industry, which is facing increasingly difficult parameters for young filmmakers.

“We need to encourage emerging filmmakers in Canada to get out there and make their first feature. And we need to show them they can make a great film as little as $10,000. Ingrid Veninger’s 1K Wave Challenge proved that it’s more than possible.”

Each provincial Mentor, along with Federgreen, will work closely with the selected teams or individuals through every aspect of production including script development, financing of the $10,000, pre-production, production and post-production of each feature. Projects must be fully completed by December 31, 2014. Participating Mentors and Provinces are: Trish Dolman, Screen Siren Pictures Inc., (BC), Dylan Pearce, 12Pt Media (AB), Mark Montague, Minds Eye Entertainment (SA), Kyle Bornais and John Barnard, Farpoint Films Inc. (MB), Sean Cisterna, Mythic Productions Inc. (ON), Gia Milani and Tony Whalen, Shoreroad Pictures Inc. (NB), Michael Melski, Cineast Screen Development Limited (NS) and Christine Haebler, Screen Siren Pictures Inc. (Yukon Territory).

Federgreen’s Indiecan distribution will be releasing one of Veninger’s 1K Wave films, “Mourning has Broken”, in theatres starting January 24, 2014 because “It’s that good!”, says Federgreen. ”I look forward to releasing the INDIECAN10K projects and showing Canadians and the world what is possible with the kind of exceptional talent we have in this country.”

Interested applicants can learn more about the initiative at www.indiecan10k.ca, and the deadline for submissions is Feb 16, 2014. Projects will be selected March 3, 2014.

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Front Page, Industry News

Avi Federgreen’s INDIECAN launches Canada-wide 10K Film Initiative

Acclaimed film Producer and Distributor Avi Federgreen announced today the launch of his latest and most daring film initiative to date: INDIECAN10K.

Inspired by director Ingrid Veninger’s 1K WAVE CHALLENGE, Federgreen’s INDIECAN10K is a Canada-wide ‘First Feature’ initiative that will see eight first time filmmaker teams personally mentored by Federgreen as well as a select producer-mentor in each participating province or territory. The final projects must be feature length (documentary or narrative), and have a total budget of no more than ten thousand dollars. The INDIECAN10K initiative will also include considerable in-kind services, ranging from equipment to post production services.

Federgreen believes these kinds of innovative initiatives are imperative to the success and survival of the Canadian film industry, which is facing increasingly difficult parameters for young filmmakers.

“We need to encourage emerging filmmakers in Canada to get out there and make their first feature. And we need to show them they can make a great film as little as $10,000. Ingrid Veninger’s 1K Wave Challenge proved that it’s more than possible.”

Each provincial Mentor, along with Federgreen, will work closely with the selected teams or individuals through every aspect of production including script development, financing of the $10,000, pre-production, production and post-production of each feature. Projects must be fully completed by December 31, 2014. Participating Mentors and Provinces are: Trish Dolman, Screen Siren Pictures Inc., (BC), Dylan Pearce, 12Pt Media (AB), Mark Montague, Minds Eye Entertainment (SA), Kyle Bornais and John Barnard, Farpoint Films Inc. (MB), Sean Cisterna, Mythic Productions Inc. (ON), Gia Milani and Tony Whalen, Shoreroad Pictures Inc. (NB), Michael Melski, Cineast Screen Development Limited (NS) and Christine Haebler, Screen Siren Pictures Inc. (Yukon Territory).

Federgreen’s Indiecan distribution will be releasing one of Veninger’s 1K Wave films, “Mourning has Broken”, in theatres starting January 24, 2014 because “It’s that good!”, says Federgreen. ”I look forward to releasing the INDIECAN10K projects and showing Canadians and the world what is possible with the kind of exceptional talent we have in this country.”

Interested applicants can learn more about the initiative at www.indiecan10k.ca, and the deadline for submissions is Feb 16, 2014. Projects will be selected March 3, 2014.

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