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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers offering bursaries to Aboriginal Students

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers offering intensive workshop
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is offering nine filmmakers the opportunity to participate in an intensive five month, hands-on filmmaking workshop.  Throughout this workshop Participants will develop, write, shoot, direct and edit their own 5-6 minute 16mm film.
The workshop will be taught in a Student/Mentor style where students have direct access to professional Artist/Filmmakers as they progress through the filmmaking process.
Sandi Somers - Sandi is an award winning filmmaker whose films have been screened across the globe.  Her eclectic work covers dance films, documentary, music videos, video poems and narrative shorts.
Corey Lee - Corey has written, directed, produced and co-edited the feature film, Defining Edward, and has crafted music videos and several short films, including the award winning Kilter Trilogy, adapted from kilter: 55 fictions, by John Gould.  He is currently writing and directing for television and in post-production on, Warrior Legend, his feature documentary, co-produced by the National Film Board.
James Reckseidler - James is an award winning filmmaker whose works have screened both nationally and internationally over the past 8 years. His work is primarily focussed on using silent era filmmaking techniques and vocabulary to create new modernist works. He is an active member of the Calgary Film Community.
Registration includes all workshops and seminar fees, equipment rentals, film stock (700' of Kodak colour Negative film), lab costs and transfer fees as well as editing and post production facility rentals. 
Members $1,600      Non-members $1,900
Bursaries Available to Aboriginal Students contact CSIF for Inquiries 403-205-4748 or email
Registration deadline is February 15, 2012 - for workshop schedule information visit