From a media release:
â€“ WIFT-T partners with BravoFACT to award a total of $70,000 for the first and second place winners of female-led short film pitch contest â€“
â€“Year of the Female Filmmaker initiative sees 50% of allocated BravoFACT funds awarded to female-led projects, more than 1.2 million rewarded to date â€“
- A pitch coaching session led by an industry professional to help fine tune pitches
- Four tickets to the 2016Â WIFT-T Showcase
- An opportunity to showcase their project in front of a high-profile jury comprised of BravoFACT professionals and industry experts
The six teams selected will present to an audience comprised of WIFT-T members, industry professionals, and content creators, affording all presenters excellent exposure for their projects, regardless of the outcome. Aside from the cash awards, the first place team receives two, $500 WIFT-T programming passes that can be put toward the fee of any one of WIFT-Tâ€™sÂ paid programs. The second placed team receives onstage recognition at the 2016 WIFT-T Showcase in March.Â DeadlineÂ to submit isÂ Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Interested teams can download a BravoFACT application form atÂ www.bravofact.com.
Since its launch in January 2015, BravoFACTâ€™s Year of the Female Filmmaker initiative has been providing support to up-and-coming female filmmakers across the country by committing a guaranteed minimum of 50% of its funds, in perpetuity, to female-led projects. To date, BravoFACT has awarded a total of $1,255,044 million to female-led projects, and Women in Film & Television-ATLANTIC (WIFT-ATLANTIC), Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), HOT DOCS and Victoria Film Festival, to continue to offer young filmmakers support and funding for their projects. BravoFACT has also welcomed high-profile female guest jurors to its quarterly juries including actor and filmmakerÂ Amy Jo Johnson, actorÂ Natalie Brown, and Hot Docs programmerÂ Angie Driscoll.