A $10,000 development prize is up for grabs at the next Victoria Film Festival
By: infilm on 12/05/11

The competition will be a highlight of the Festival's SpringBoard industry event and pitches will

be heard on February 4. The entire Festival runs February 3 - 12, 2012.

KCTS9, a public television station in Seattle, Washington who is partnering with VFF, is seeking

proposals to compete for a grant of US $10,000 to enable the winning filmmaker to develop a

documentary project and prepare a trailer. The final round of the pitching contest will occur at the

2012 Victoria Film Festival's SpringBoard Industry event happening February 3-5, 2012, where one

project will be awarded a $10,000 development fund for their project.

When asked about the implementation of a new development prize, Senior VP of Content

John Lindsay said, “This Call for Submissions is a sign of KCTS9’s commitment to documentary

filmmakers in the North West Pacific region and also of our intention to produce programming

about and for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. We know that good development costs money

and we are putting our money where our mouth is.” 

This is the first time that SpringBoard is offering a pitching competition and VFF board member

Pat Ferns was integral to bringing KCTS9 to the table, “Springboard is honoured to be one of

three platforms that KCTS9 is using to express its commitment to documentary filmmaking in

the Pacific Rim. During challenging times for documentary filmmakers, this initiative is a

breath of fresh air.”  

Complete submission details can be found at

Passes to Victoria Film Festival's 2012 Springboard Industry program are available starting

Dec 2nd online at, in person at the

Victoria Film Festival office, 1215 Blanshard St. (M-F 10am-4pm), or by calling (250)389-0444.