Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
Program and component
Supporting Artistic Practice, Support Organizations
Field of practice
$240,602 over three years
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.