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TORONTO (June 13, 2014) – Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the seven award recipients from the June 12 jury meeting. Selected from 92 submitted applications, a total of $250,000 was awarded to Canadian filmmakers for the production of short films.
Since its inception in 1995, BravoFACT-supported films have enjoyed success both at home and abroad. Most recently, three BravoFACT-funded shorts, Stage to Screen: The Archivist, Parachute, and Josef & Aimee, were chosen to screen at Telefilm’s market corner during the Cannes Film Festival. Five BravoFACT-funded shorts also recently screened in competition at the Yorkton Film Festival including Method, The Golden Ticket, When It Is Dark, Reveille, and A Mile In These Hooves, which won the award for Best Comedy (Fiction). BravoFACT-funded-short Prairie Dogs also recently received the Best Homegrown Film Award at the Lakeshorts International Film Festival. As well, recent award nominations for BravoFACT-funded shorts include Role Play at The Writers Guild of Canada Awards, and Fade Out and Floodplain at the Leo Awards, with the latter two receiving a total of nine nominations.
BravoFACT fund recipients from the June 12, 2014 jury meeting are:
Chateau Laurier – James Stewart
Early Retirement – Adam Beck
Mature Young Adults – Kent Nolan
Penny’s for Tea – Sophie Jarvis
The Sunshine Tax – Brett Hill
Throwing Cotton – Tori Larsen
What Would Sal Do? – Kelly Harms
Upcoming application deadlines are:
Monday, Sept. 8 (BravoFACTUAL)
Friday, Nov. 7 (BravoFACT)
For information about program requirements and application guidelines, visit http://bravofact.com.
Bell Media's BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by the national specialty channel Bravo. The foundation is the largest funder of short films in Canada having supported over 1,500 short-form projects across the country. bravoFACT is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about BravoFACT can be found at www.bravofact.com.
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.
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