New for 2015, Whistler Film Festival's Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship has expanded into a three-day creative and business immersion experience taking place December 3-5, 2015. The program, held during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit, has opened up nationally for up to six emerging Aboriginal Canadian film artists with short film, webisode projects, or television pilots, to attend.
Designed to advance Canadian Aboriginal talent, the program focuses on strengthening and advancing short script projects by facilitating feedback from a group of mentor filmmakers who are successful, well-respected members of the Canadian film community.
Short scripts in all genres can be submitted for consideration. Writers must be Canadian citizens and of Aboriginal descent. All rights remain with the filmmaker. WFF has no proprietary interest in any of the projects.
The application deadline is September 23, 2015, and the finalists and mentors will be announced by October 15.