Thursday, 31 January 2013

winterREELS Film Challenge 2013

After the success of the 2012 interPLAY Film Festival and its popular 48hr Filmmaking Challenge, Toddske and Tito are bringing back a Film Challenge for this year’s winterPLAY…with a twist!  Starting at the winterPLAY Opening Ceremonies, teams will have 6 days to write, direct and edit a short film. Each film must contain certain elements that will only be given to teams at the “Shotgun Start” on February 14 2013. All films must be turned into festival organizers by 10:00pm on February 20 2013.

Teams will be competing for a $500 grand-prize (along with a trophy and certificate) with the 
Runner-Up receiving $150. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the Hockey Goons and Puck Bunnies event at the Podollan Pub on February 22 2013. All films will be shown on the outdoor screen during the Winter Playground events at the Snye February 22 – 24 2013!

*Winning Film will be based on best interpretation of the elements given at the Shotgun Start” Registration Forms and Competition Rules can be found at

Registration Fee = $35.00 per team

Registration Forms can be emailed or given to organizers at the “Shotgun Start” along with the payment. Cash will be accepted only at the “Shotgun Start”; Cheque/Money Order need to be payable to Events Wood Buffalo. Registration Forms, Questions and Comments can be emailed to

The exact time and location of the “Shotgun Start” on February 14 2013 will be announced via the YMM Podcast Facebook and Twitter accounts. Interactions with the Film Challenge Organizers can be done through e-mail, Facebook or Twitter as well.

Follow the action throughout the festival using the hashtag #winterREELS

The Winter Side Splitter Comedy Night

Toddske and Tito will be hosting a night of Comedy featuring Ron Josol with support from Fort McMurray-Born Jon Mick on Wednesday, February 20 2013. Show starts at 8pm at the Suncor Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 and available at

Hockey Goons and Puck Bunnies

Toddske and Tito host a night dedicated to celebrating the lighter-side of our favorite past-time! The night will feature Amy Heffernan, Canadian Recording Artist from Fort McMurray! Also featured; prizes for Best Hockey Goon, Best Puck Bunny and the return of the Gurning Competition. Join us at 9pm on Friday, February 22 2013 at the Podollan Pub. Tickets are $15 and available at

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