The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) has announced its first global solicitation of submissions for a full length feature film competition. The competition will be part of GRFF’s sixth annual festival to be held October 16-21, 2012.
In making this announcement, Board Chair, Jay Morrision, said “this new competition is a reflection of the extent to which GRFF has matured in its five years. We plan to devote a part of future festivals to the celebration of different aspects of community life and this year’s theme for the competition will be the cultural relevance of sport”. Mr. Morrison emphasized the strong regional and national influence of sport. “We believe that this is a subject that will not only draw a large number of entries but will grow local attendance at the Festival”.
Those wishing to submit an entry can take advantage of the industry standard, “Withoutabox” on the GRFF website. This greatly facilitates the process and reduces both paperwork and technology waste. The winner in this category will receive a prize of $1,000 and their movie will be screened at a GRFF event.
Submissions are now open at http://www.grff.ca/ for the October 2012 competition. Projects must be completed after January 1, 2010.