Thursday, February 19, 2009


Contest will award $5,000 and film industry mentoring to local filmmaker

Kingston – The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce its “10 Years, 10 Minutes” Award, a contest that will provide $5,000 cash and film industry mentoring for a local filmmaker or filmmaking team to produce a short film. The finished film will premiere at the festival’s 10th anniversary in 2010. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2009. Full details, including the contest application and eligibility requirements, are available on the festival’s official website

The “10 Years, 10 Minutes” Award was developed to nurture and promote Kingston’s filmmaking community by providing funding, development opportunities and the guidance of industry professionals for the production of a short film. The selected filmmaker or filmmaking team will be mentored by filmmaker Audrey Cummings.

A graduate of Queen’s University, Cummings has written and directed several award-winning short films including A Stolen Moment and The Battle for Arthur. Cummings recently completed the short Les jeux d’enfants, which will play at this year’s Kingston Canadian Film Festival as part of the Local Shorts Program. In 2007 she won the Kodak New Mentorship Award for up-and-coming female Canadian director, and is currently in development for her first feature film Perfecting Chaos.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco, operates in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Group, and receives funding from the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council, the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund and the Davies Charitable Foundation. The festival is supported by Small World Media Group and Four Points Sheraton.

The 2009 Kingston Canadian Film Festival will be held February 25 to March 1, 2009.

For additional information, please contact:
Alison Migneault, Festival Director
(613) 484-2387
[email protected]


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