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Are youth ready to see their filmmaking dreams finally hit the big screen?

The Whistler Film Festival, in partnership with Whistler Cable 6, is inviting aspiring young filmmakers to submit a short film idea for the Get Reel competition, with the winning entry screening at the Whistler Film Festival.

Aspiring filmmakers are also invited to cultivate their craft or explore it for the first time in a filmmaking workshop Nov. 18 to 20. The film workshop introduces youth to the process of producing a short digital film as part of the Whistler Youth Film Program. Budding filmmakers will learn about storyboarding, scheduling and shot lists as well as getting acquainted with camera equipment, lighting and sound.

The group of students will collectively produce one film, which will be screened at the 2005 Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 1-4.

Interested filmmakers are asked to submit a 100-word description of a short film idea. One winning storyline will be chosen and used as the production piece for the workshop. Not only will the winner see their imaginings come to life, but they will also win free entry into the workshop.

Cecilia Davis, a former producer for Whistler Cable 6 who now works as a production assistant and assistant director in the Vancouver film industry, will lead the workshop.

The deadline for contest entries is Friday, Nov. 11. The deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 15. The workshop is $138. For more information, contact Kasi Lubin at 604-902-0996 or visit

Retreat from a rainy afternoon and escape into some great Canadian films exploring Canadian art and artists every Thursday afternoon, starting with Lismer , Nov. 3 at The Gallery Chateau Whistler.

Lismer explores the work of Arthur Lismer, a member of the Group of Seven, who contributed to the evolution of art and art education in Canada.

Lismer is one of five films that will screen every Thursday at 1 and 3 p.m. at the gallery.

The film lineup also includes A Tribute to Umberto Nov. 10, Life and Times of Emily Carr Nov. 17, The Illuminated Life of Maude Lewis Nov. 24 and Walking with Grizzlies Dec. 1.

Admission is complimentary.

Entertain your brain at the Whistler Forum’s 2005 Summit on Citizen Engagement’s talk on Building Bridges, Expressing Collaboration through the Arts Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at MY Millennium Place.

Various speakers, including Rena Sharon, a professor of Collaborative Music as well as Dolly Hopkins of the Public Dreams Society and Ruth Dick of the First Nations Cultural Collaboration Project, will explore the relationships cultivated through the arts, along with discussion on the Skwxwu7mesh Lil’wat7ul (Squamish Lil’wat) Cultural Centre.


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