A group of panelists on stage after a screening of To Wake up the Nakota Language at the Doc Lab Saskatchewan.
Doc Lab Saskatchewan Premiere – 2018 - Premiere of the film To Wake up the Nakota Language by Louise BigEagle, February 2018, Regina - L-R Vincent Collette, Armand McArthur, Louise BigEagle, Kristin Catherwood - Produced by Jon Montes (NFB), moderator of the Q&A period - Photo: Gordon Pepper
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Our grants making a difference

Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative

Program and component
Supporting Artistic Practice, Support Organizations

Regina, Saskatchewan

Field of practice
Media arts

Grant amount
$240,602 over three years

Fiscal year

Funding helps film cooperative support independent media arts in Saskatchewan

From 2017 to 2020, the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative will continue to partner with and support the local media arts community with grants, equipment and programming, including exhibitions, workshops and screenings.

Outreach and support for independent filmmakers

Now in its 41st year, the film co-operative supports, encourages, and assists independent visionary filmmakers in Saskatchewan with production, exhibition, workshop, communication, and outreach programs. Both the mispon Festival (a celebration of Indigenous filmmaking) and the International Puppet Underground Festival got their start with the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, and continue to receive support.

Attracting new members

The film co-op serves a large and diverse media arts community and takes a multi-pronged approach to programming and production objectives. The cooperative is also focused on expanding its membership base, and works closely with the University of Regina’s film program to attract young filmmakers.


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