Airdrie to welcome inaugural film festival
Aspiring filmmakers mark Oct. 25 on your calendar, as it is your chance to showcase your artistic talents.
The inaugural Airdrie Film Festival will be showcasing Airdrie’s finest amateur filmmakers and putting their skills to the test.
The 48-hour challenge will peg teams of up to six filmmakers to make, act, direct and edit a film in just two days.
“They will get the information on the 25th, where we give them the action, theme, and props and then they have to submit it by Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. to eligible for an award,” Karen MacDonald, event organizer said.
The budding filmmakers and their masterpieces will be available for the public to view on Nov. 16 at the Bert Church Theatre.
Ticket will be available soon on the Airdrie Film Festivals website at www.airdriefilmfestival.com
“There are eight awards up for grabs, the first one is the Judges’ Choice Award, then second is the Audience Choice Award, the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Effort, Best Customs, and Best Editing,” she said.
MacDonald got the idea from a film festival her son participated in in Calgary, and she thought Airdrie was ready for its own version.
“I thought it was quite fun and it’s something different and something Airdrie is ready for,” she said.
The event is being sponsored by Culture Shake – an online TV show – as well as Crooked Cinema – an online movie production company - and Calgary-based Reid Build Homes.
Filmmakers can register on their website at airdriefilmfestival.com or on Facebook at facebook/airdriefilmfestival.
Registration for each team will cost $50 with no more than six members per team. A maximum of 20 teams will be allowed to participate.