In the last couple of days you may have seen small bands of people roaming around downtown Regina with cameras, boom mics and other film-type equipment. Yes, as far as moderate to big-budget Hollywood productions go, Saskatchewan’s film industry, which as late as 2008 was generating upwards of $70 million in annual revenue, is in the tank. But that doesn’t mean no one in the province is making movies.
Each year, the Saskatchewan Filmpool invites teams of local filmmakers to compete in the creation of short 16 mm films. The catch being that the teams only have 48 hours to script, shoot and edit their mini-masterpieces. Tonight, the fruits of their abbreviated labours are being screened at the Filmpool (301-1822 Scarth St.) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and a panel of judges will assess the entries and award one lucky team the covetted Filmpool Cup.
Should be fun.