6th Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival
By: infilm on 01/20/10

The deadline for entries is fast approaching!!!!

Welcome to the 6th Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, taking place from April 14 - 18, 2010 in Duncan, British Columbia.

The deadline for entires is fast approaching for entries to the 2010 Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival and must be post-marked February 15,2010. Fees are waived for this years entires and you are asked to please submit 2 copy's of each film entry. Entries will be considered for screening at the film festival as well as at related festival screenings and mini fest's that we run through the year in partnership with community based organizations. Filmmakers will be notified at which events their films will be screened.

Selected youth entries will be screened at our youth showcase with the possibility of being selected for screeing related to our community based youth programs. See details in our registration packages for youth awards and categories.

2009 was an incredible year for the festival we were honoured to recieve
films from emerging filmmakers around the world and screened films from
South America, Australia & Europe as well as many from the USA & Canada.

We had an amazing round of guests and facilitators last year including artist Like Marsdon, Filmmakers Brian Rice, Micheal Auger, Harold Joe, Cowboy SmithX, Marilyn Thomas, a moving speech on Opening night from Lieutenant Governor Steven Pointe and a host of other amazing and

inspirational people.

In addition to the fabulous works of the emerging filmmakers we were impressed with the number of youth entries and the quality of the youth films and handed out scholarships to some very talented students at our Youth FX Awards Ceremony. Out youth FX workshops were overflowing with talented youth who took part in two days of film, acting, drum & dance, marimba and African Boot Dance. These dedicated and courageous youth auditioned for roles, filmed, acted and performed at their opening ceremonies. 2010 will feature two days of youth workshops, an awards day and a youth screening afternoon, see website for more informaiton.

We look forward to your productions and thank you all for the incredible dedication and spirit you share with the world through your films.

Attached are the links for emerging and student 2010 packages, if you have any
questions please contact me via email. Good Luck!!!