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Living Skies Student Film Festival is excited to be hosting three very special events this year, all of which feature acclaimed filmmakers and industry professionals. These individuals are champions of Saskatchewan film and television, and we are incredibly honoured to have them share their work, experience and knowledge with us during our 2019 event.

 

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FROM! THE! GUT! FILMMAKING! : A workshop on microbudget filmmaking from the heart

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 14

TIME: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

LOCATION: LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ROOM 215

The filmmakers behind recent independent projects like The Big Gust! and Four In A Blanket, Gavin Baird and Kyle Zurevinski have a knack for creating passionate large-scale film projects on a shoe-string budget.

Watch and listen as they break down their creative process, and give examples of the Doโ€™s and Donโ€™ts to consider when producing your next film project.

This workshop is made possible by Creative Saskatchewan, which fuels Saskatchewanโ€™s creative industries (including film) by investing in Saskatchewan artists and propelling them to create, innovate, expand and perform in their pursuit of success. Creative Saskatchewan has been the key investor on many of Gavin and Kyleโ€™s projects.


AN EVENING WITH ZARQA NAWAZ: CBC JOURNALIST AND CREATOR OF LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 15

TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

LOCATION: LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ROOM 215

The creator of the hit TV show Little Mosque on the Prairie, a published author and now the host of CBC Saskatchewanโ€™s News at 6, Zarqa Nawaz will talk about her experiences as a female Muslim filmmaker, and her journey to making the first television show about Muslims living in the West.

The talk will be followed by a reception where food and beverages will be available.

This event is made possible through support from the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, the University of Reginaโ€™s Departments of Religious Studies, and Womenโ€™s and Gender Studies.

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SUPERGRID SCREENING AND Q&A

DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 16

TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

LOCATION: LANGUAGE INSTITUTE ROOM 215

From the creators of WolfCop comes the high -octane post-ยญapocalyptic road film, now available on VOD in Canada and the US.

 Producers Hugh Patterson and Trinni Franke have teamed up with director Lowell Dean (WolfCop and Another WolfCop) to create SuperGrid, ยญ the story of two estranged brothers who must travel the notorious โ€œGridโ€ to collect and deliver a mysterious cargo. Facing off with road pirates and car jackers, they miss their dropยญoff and unleash a violent showdown with the crime syndicate at Black Lake, the last refuge of hope on the Grid.  A unique and notable component of the SuperGrid development is honoring the heritage and inclusion of Canadian Indigenous characters. 

A Q&A with producer Hugh Patterson and several members of the cast and crew will follow the screening.

This event is made possible through support from the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA), which is a member-based non-profit organization that represents personnel related to the making and exhibiting of media in Saskatchewan.


 
 
 

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