Tuesday, 26 February 2013

winterREELS Film Challenge 2013 – Final Results

winterPLAY 2013 wraps-up after 10-days of pure fun and entertainment in Wood Buffalo. Both Toddske and Tito hosted several events for this year’s festival including the sold-out Winter Side Splitter Comedy Night, Hockey Goons & Puck Bunnies as well as the winterREELS Film Challenge. 

Six teams entered the film challenge but only four managed to survive the harsh filmmaking conditions and completed their projects. Each team had six days to write, direct and edit a short film that had to include a Snowman, the phrase “I’m Going Swimming” and a hockey rink. 

The four finished films were judged by our special panel that included Theresa Wells (local Blogger and Community Advocate), Russell Thomas (RMWB Councilor), Mike Allen (local MLA) and Jeremy Irla (Events Wood Buffalo Manager). Films were judged based on their use and interpretation of the special elements given as well as originality of the story. 

Team Classic Janvier was declared the winner with his short-film titled “Think…Again” and will receive $500 and a trophy from Events Wood Buffalo. Team Kiwinadian was the Runner-Up with their short-film titled “Snuffie the Snowman Slayer” and will receive $150 from Events Wood Buffalo. 

To see all the entries from the challenge, visit: http://ymmpodcast.com/events/winterplay2013/

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