OIFE-1-JumpStart2015The SAWVideo JumpStart 2015 Screening was a presentation of new short narrative and documentary works by local emerging video artists who participated in the JumpStart Mentorship Grant program. The screening took place at Club SAW on May 14, 2015. This year’s screening featured works by Rebecca Garcia, Guillaume Leduc, Paola Della Malva, Morgana McKenzie, Cory & Gary Thibert and Caroline Yung mentored by Dan Gainsford, Lesley Marshall, Jacques Ménard, Peter O’Rouke, Jith Paul and Ariel Smith. Also featured in the video recap is SAW Video’s director Penny McCann.

Videographers: Fangliang Xu and Jith Paul. Editor: Jith Paul.

First established in the 1980s, the JumpStart Mentorship Program is SAW Video’s longest standing grant program. It was expanded in 2009 into a revamped mentorship program aimed at connecting artists new to video with SAW Video’s community of independent video makers.  More information available on SAW Video’s website.

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More videos from the series are available at OttawaIndieFilm.com.

24. April 2015 · Comments Off on SAW Video Jumpstart Mentorship Program – Application deadline May 1 · Categories: General, News, Ottawa · Tags: , , , , ,

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Have you always wanted to dip your toe into the world of visual storytelling?  Are you a media artist / hobbyist who has always thought about taking your work to the next level?  Do you have a great idea for a short narrative film or a documentary but are intimidated by the process or the technology it would take to complete it?

If you live in the Ottawa area, SAW Video’s Jumpstart grant maybe a good fit for you.  Established in the 1980s, Jumpstart is SAW Video’s longest-standing production incentive program specifically designed for artists who are new to video as a medium.  In addition to monetary and equipment support, Jumpstart offers a mentorship component aimed at supporting emerging artists through all stages of the production cycle. More »

08. April 2015 · Comments Off on OttawaIndieFilm – Cory and Gary Thibert · Categories: Ottawa, Ottawa Indie Filmmakers · Tags: , , , , , ,

OttawaIndieFilm-CoryandGaryThibert2Here’s the first episode #OttawaIndieFilm web series. In this installment, Cory and Gary Thibert of Wolf Pelt Productions talk about their love of film, the supportive filmmaking community in the city, and the nerve-wracking feeling of watching your film with an audience for the first time.  Episodes of the series are cross posted on Apartment613 and OttawaIndieFest.

Watch for this series of videos profiling local filmmakers and their films.  Here’s a preview of the filmmakers profiled in the first season: Cory Thibert, Gary Thibert, Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull, Fangliang Xu, Rhiana Chinapen, Howard Adler, Roger D. Wilson and Bonnie Robinson.


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