The Winnipeg Film Group is ecstatic to announce that Madison Thomas’s short film, Out of Reach,is the Manitoba Finalist on the CBC’s national short film competition!

Out of Reach is distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group’s Distribution Department, which seeks out Canadian and international screenings, new markets, as well as artistic revenue for local, prairie and Canadian short filmmakers.

The CBC’s Short Film Face Off is Canada’s only television competition series that features short films from across the country. The critically acclaimed show has helped bring a mainstream audience for Canadian shorts and increased the profile of its featured filmmakers.

From hundreds of submissions, nine films and their directors have been selected for Season Seven. From these nine, an industry panel will advance three films to the final round, where they will compete for the grand prize – a production deal worth $45K. See all the 2014 films and directors.

The films will air on CBC over three Saturdays this summer: Aug 30, Sept 6, & 13 with the winner being announced on Sept 20.

About the short dramatic film, Out of Reach:

For unknown reasons Carmen has locked herself in her apartment. Her parents, her friends and her boyfriend all try to persuade her to leave but Carmen must find the strength to leave on her own.

About Madison:

Madison Thomas is a filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba who enjoys telling very raw human stories through unique genres. Being raised in a Métis household, storytelling was a huge part of her childhood and she found the natural extension into filmmaking in high school and has worked at honing her craft since. Madison studied filmmaking at the University of Winnipeg, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2012. In 2011 she was accepted into Prague Film School’s summer program as the first Canadian to attend in five years and the first Aboriginal person to ever be accepted. While pursuing her career as a Writer and Director she also plans to continue gaining experience in all areas of filmmaking so as to become a well rounded storyteller.

For more information please contact WFG Distribution Director Monica Lowe:
204-925-FILM ext 103 or monica@winnipegfilmgroup.com