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Yellowknife film festival ready to fund your big idea

The Yellowknife International Film Festival wants to hear your ideas for short multimedia projects.

As part of the festival, which will take place in October, organizers want to feature works up to five minutes long that tell stories local to the North.

In particular, the festival is looking for ideas which have an added multimedia dimension.

“We’re looking for multimedia performances – some way for the audience and artists to engage on another level,” said Jeremy Emerson of Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP), which runs the festival.

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“Either animation, video, a live music performance or a storyteller in attendance, that adds a lot of value and creates content that is local.”

Anyone interested in taking part can submit proposals to [email protected] by January 30.

Emerson added: “If your proposal wins – and there will be more than one, for sure – you get access to equipment at WAMP to make your production and any way we can help, as well as $2,000.”

Emerson suggests anyone interested in entering this year should look to the likes of Yellowknife-based Sinister Oculus for inspiration.

“What they’re doing is pretty good and it’s right up that alley,” he said. “It’s live musical performance, and then they also have live video mixing. That would be a perfect example.”

For more information about entering a proposal, click here.

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