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 boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com/passes.php, in person at the
Victoria Film Festival office, 1215 Blanshard St. (M-F 10am-4pm), or by calling (250)389-0444.
A $10,000 development prize is up for grabs at the next Victoria Film Festival
By: infilm on 12/05/11