Canadian independent filmmaker and cinematographer Shane Belcourt (Métis) will be available for four one-on-one consultations with local filmmakers on January 14, 2010, as part of his Aboriginal Artist in Residence scope at the Winnipeg Film Group
* The one-on-one sessions are free for selected applicants
Interested participants are requested to submit an application package no later than Thursday, January 8, 2010 with the following:
- A recent film that the applicant has had a creative role in (such as cinematographer, director, editor, actor, writer, etc…)
- A brief statement (no more than one page) of the objectives or aspirations for the one-hour session with Belcourt – which could range from picking up a camera and going out shooting with him, to having him review your work / work-in-progress and provide comments on it.
- Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to self-identify.
Application packages and inquiries should be directed to Darcy Fehr, Training and Outreach Programs Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-3450).
ABOUT SHANE BELCOURT:
Shane Belcourt (Métis) is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and musician based in Toronto. His feature film, Tkaronto (named after the original Mohawk word for Toronto), has played many international film festivals, most recently winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspekers Film Festival and at the 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival. Belcourt was also the recipient of the 2007 IFC Mentorship Award and one of the 22 filmmakers chosen for the 2007 TIFF Talent LAB. Most recently, Belcourt co-wrote and directed Boxed In, a short film produced by the NFB that will be included in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Currently, Belcourt is working as the writer-director for two animation projects, a half-hour animation on problem gambling in Aboriginal communities and a personal short animated documentary, Red Car, Blue Hood, about growing up the son of Métis rights leader, Tony Belcourt. Shane has recently been selected to Telefilm’s Feature Aboriginal Storytellers Program to further develop his next dramatic feature film, Better Place.
The Winnipeg Film Group gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation to support our Aboriginal Artist in Residence Program, enabling us to bring in Shane Belcourt to Winnipeg.