The Kelowna Film Society has announced the opening of its 2013 scholarships and grants program.
Thanks to its loyal film-going audience, the society is able to offer substantial financial aid to local film students and filmmakers.
In 2012, more than $6,000 was awarded to eight applicants. This year, financial support is again available to students from the Okanagan who are planning to attend approved post-secondary film programs and to local filmmakers with viable projects.
Interested students and film and video makers should consult the Kelowna Film Society website at kelownafilm.com for application details.
The closing deadline for 2013 applications is 5 p.m., May 17. Winners will be announced at the society's annual general meeting in June.
Another initiative of the society assists film and video makers in getting their projects done. With the technical and business support of Mountain Lake Films, the society makes available a professional-quality Sony Super35mm digital film camera and peripherals to local film and video makers at non-profit rental costs. One of the best cameras available in the valley, the KFS gear has captured images for big screen productions, short films, commercial endeavours and charities, student films, dance and music videos.
Interested film and video makers should visit the 'Camera package for rent' section of the Kelowna Film Society's webpage at kelownafilm.com. The website also links to a You Tube example of the camera's capabilities.