Manitoba

Manitoba

Canada-wide Location:
Manitoba is 1 of the 10 provinces and territories in partnership with The 48 Film Festival (48FF) – this is also the headquarter location for the 48FF organization. The 48FF is handling all registrations, events and screenings for the province.

48FF Org:
The 48 Film Festival is a not-for-profit, federally incorporated, Canadian arts support organization. We provide opportunities for networking, resource exchange and shared learning and host the inaugural Canada-wide 48 film challenge. If you are based in Manitoba and have questions or wish to participate, please contact us below.

Contact
Attn: Staff
Organization: The 48 Film Festival
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Site: the48filmfest.ca
Email: info@the48filmfest.ca
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Manitoba Calendar:
The top two films from each province and territory will be selected to screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto in March 2022. All participating films will have an online screening shortly after the Gimli Film Festival (GFF). Also a jury selection of top films in Manitoba will premiere at GFF in 2021.

Manitoba Announcement 2021:
When: Monday, February 1st – COMPLETED

Manitoba Registration 2021: When: Open till Thursday, May 6th
Where: send email to info@the48filmfest.ca

Manitoba Info-Session (Meet-N-Greet) 2021: When: Thursday, May 6th at 6:30pm
Where: via this Filmocracy link


This is an online event, we will open our (virtual) doors at 6pm for those who wish to arrive early.

Canada-wide COVID Package 2021: When: TBA
Where: TBA


This will be a recorded video along with downloadable COVID PDF available to all participants. This is a mandatory viewing and downloadable signed document to keep folks safe on and off set during their productions for this project. It provides safety tips and information regarding on-set COVID protocols and our expectations during the duration of this 2021/22 program.

Indiegogo Campaign – Phase 1 (May-June 2021): When: TBA
Where: TBA

Local 48 Film Challenge 2021: When: (6pm) Fri, June 11th – (6pm) Sun, June 13th
Where: TBA

Gimli Film Festival Premiere 2021: When: TBA
Where: TBA

Indiegogo Campaign – Phase 2 (Oct-Nov 2021): When: TBA
Where: TBA

Manitoba Online Screening 2021: When: TBA
Where: TBA

The National Announcement

In late January or February, 2021, each participating province/territory will make a public announcement on their participation in The 48 and provide details of the timeline leading to local screenings in 2021 and the Canada-wide screening of finalists at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Spring 2022.

At present, seven provinces and two territories are involved — we want them all! Stay tuned for registration, info sessions and instructions leading up to the Challenge. Coming in 2021, on this website, you will be able to look to see which province/territory or city is participating closest to you.

The Registration Period

In March, 2021, participating provinces and territories will host a registration period. There may be some regional variation, so check with organization(s) managing the event closest to you. Please pay attention to announcements, as registration will be on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate a very competitive festival with a limited number of entries, so be ready to register early. Entry fees will be set on a uniform national basis.

The Info-session

In April or May, each participating province and territory will host an info-session (online or in person depending on health/safety conditions) explaining the updated rules and details about the festival. This will be a time to ask questions and connect with local composers, trained actors and extra crew members.

The 48 Challenge

In May or June, for one weekend, each participating province or territory will host The 48 in their locality. The rules and instructions will be similar across all areas, but you will need to inquire and confirm with the organization(s) managing the event closest to where you reside. You will need The Key to begin!

The KEY... Typically on a Friday, participants will receive an email that the challenge has begun. For example, the challenge may go from 5pm on Friday to 5pm on Sunday. That email will contain your contest key which may include several items mandatory for your film. These could be a theme, the use of a particular camera angle or editing technique, the use of a particular phrase in the script, etc. You will also be provided instructions for film format, export of files and documents that must be handed in with your film.

The Local Screening(s)

In July or August, each participating province and territory will host a local screening of all completed films. This will typically take place in the city in which the managing organization resides. There will likely be some local variation in details, so be sure to check with the organization(s) managing the event that is closest to where you reside.

The National Screening

The national screening will feature selections from each participating province and territory. In Spring 2022, The TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto will host Canada’s, first national 48-hour film festival. Each participating locality will select two films for screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Spring 2021.