First Seminar Draws A Standing Room Only Crowd

 

It was a hot and sunny Saturday afternoon when most Vancouverites think of heading for the beach or taking off to take a last run on the ski slopes. Not the hardy local film-making enthusiast though. Over seventy of them chose to cram themselves into the boardroom at Lions Gate Studios for three hours to attend the IFA’s first public seminar on “Making Your Own Feature Film”, an overview on the whole process.

And from the comments received afterwards, very timely and helpful it proved to be too. Click on the link below to see pictures and read what people had to say. Did you miss it? Never mind. We are repeating it on Monday 16th May from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Call Robin at 604.983.5354 to book your space. Don’t wait. It’s filling up fast.

ONE GOOD SEMINAR LEADS TO ANOTHER

The people who attended our first seminar on creating your own feature film were mainly young potential film-makers who did not yet have the credentials to access multi-million dollar budgets so there was a great deal of interest in the topic of creating a commercially viable movie for under $50,000. So we are mounting a workshop on this specific topic. “Making A Movie for $50,000” will be held at Lions Gate Studios on Wednesday 15h June from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

IFA INVOLVED IN B.C. STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2005

The I.F.A. had substantial involvement in this year’s British Columbia Student Film Festival held in Duncan earlier this month. Some 280 entries were received in a variety of categories from P.S.A’s to long-form. The judges were charged with viewing every entry and compiling constructive critiques on each video. One of the judges was Terry Marshall, IFA’s Director of Member Services. “It was a daunting project that took us ten days to complete but there is no doubt that the standards are getting higher every year and we saw some amazing material” he said.

Subsequently, he went to Duncan where he gave a review on behalf of the judges to all the delegates, conducted a live, on-stage interview with veteran, and much respected, Hollywood Producer Larry Sugar and also gave a number of workshops throughout the three days of the Festival.

One of IFA’s earliest members, Richard Olak, won a number of awards at the Festival in the Post Secondary division, including Best Narrative Film, Best Music and Best Director for his film “It Haunts Me”, which he wrote, directed and for which he composed the music. (Terry abstained from voting on Richard’s submissions.) Richard has since gone on to win Best Cinematography and Best Director at the National student film festival held this month in Regina. Congratulations Richard.


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