TORONTO (August 22, 2019) – Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC have revealed this year’s selections for the BC Shorts Program. The initiative, developed in partnership with Creative BC, finances short films from BC filmmaking teams, showcasing new creative visions and furthering the careers of writers, producers, and directors as they move towards feature filmmaking.
The following short film projects each receive $20,000 from the BC Shorts Program: A Pregnant Woman from director/writer Ana Carrizales, producer Lori Watt; Hatha from writer/director Asia Youngman and producer Kaayla Whachell; The Unicorn Code from writer/director Martin Glegg and producer Katherine Koniecki; and Freya from writer Rhona Rees, director Camille Hollett-French and producers Athena Russell and Willan Leung.
“Our selections cover a diverse spectrum of voices and genres, and are a perfect representation of the creativity and talent in British Columbia’s filmmaking community,” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund.
“I’m consistently impressed by the creativity and ingenuity of BC’s filmmakers, and we want to help emerging talent tell their stories and share them with broader audiences,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Our government is proud to be a part of this exciting program through Creative BC, and I offer my sincere congratulations to this year’s recipients.”
“We are thrilled to support the recipients of the Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC Shorts Program,” said Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC. “The program will bolster emerging BC talent at this stage in their filmmaking careers and showcase their creative visions on screen.”
About the films:
A Pregnant Woman
An 8 1/2?month pregnant Hispanic immigrant drives to a remote motel and burns her past, searching for a new beginning.
Two women have an altercation on their way to yoga class and find common ground when they are both subjected to a sexist comment.
The Unicorn Code
Two young teenagers come upon an injured unicorn and have to decide whether to give it back to the owners.
A young woman attempts to regain control of her body in a future where social media and the State operate as one.
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