If you ever wanted to participate in helping to make a film, the Cape Breton Filmmakers Assocation is encouraging you to jump in feet first this weekend. The organization is hosting the annual Guerrilla Film Weekend on November 6 and 7 during which participants will have the opportunity to make a short film.
“The guerrilla film style of filmmaking is to encourage just the pure fun and excitement of creating a film with little or no budget involved,” explained Matthew Ingraham, Vice President of the CBFA. “The opportunity of working in a team environment to produce a film in a weekend…drives your creativity, your skills, and your knowledge of the film production process. “
Anyone who lives in Cape Breton or planning to return to live in Cape Breton is welcome to participate, including prospective directors, actors, writers, and producers. The weekend is also relevant to anyone wishing to build a videography career, those with an interest in film as a hobby or vehicle for storytelling, or those interested in the crew, wardrobe, makeup, and camera work.
The CBFA’s mandate is to encourage the production of more independent films in Cape Breton by working to provide a professional network, technical assistance, and locally-based skills building events. According to Ingraham, the Guerrilla Film Weekend helps encourages new filmmakers to produce their idea without having to wait for a big budget opportunity. “More ideas produced, more filmmaking in Cape Breton,” he explained.
Registration fees are $20 for CBFA members, $15 for student members, $40 for non-members and $30 for student non-members. The filming location will be in downtown Sydney. For more information and to register, contact Matt Ingraham at email@example.com