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The FILM PIX SCHOLARSHIP for

ASPIRING FILMMAKERS

 

HISTORY

 

In Spring 2004, the groundwork for Saint John's first-ever film scholarship was laid through the creation of Film Pix, a 35mm, cinematic film series with a twist; education through the awarding of a major, annual film scholarship, with an emphasis on youth. The program would be 100% volunteer-based, and allocate 100% of its net proceeds  to assisting aspiring filmmakers with their advanced and/or post-secondary education. 

 

OPENING NIGHT - 2004

 

    

film > Touch of Pink     special guest > Jessica Rhaye (r)

 

 

With the support of Toronto International Film Festival Group’s Film Circuit, local sponsor 4FRONT film services, inc., and volunteer administration and management of the series by local producer Kendra Black, screenings of world-class, new-release, independent narrative and documentary films began at Saint John's historic King's Square Cinemas.

 

In creating Film Pix, key objectives and corporate values were established, among them:

  • The creation of awareness about non-traditional career alternatives for youth in the Greater Saint John market.
  • The need to facilitate quality education for aspiring filmmakers through the provision of resources, both monetary and knowledge-based.
  • The provision of world-class niche films to emerging and potential filmmakers, inspiring them to attain similar results.
  • The stimulation of consumer interest in foreign language, documentary, arthouse, and other alternative films.

 

 

our first-ever audience member (r) 2004

 

And, so it was. Film Pix set about bringing the most talked about feature length films in the world to Saint John, and building a pool of funds from which an annual film scholarship would be awarded to a local student following a successful application process.

 

In 2011, following the end of another successful season of film screenings, responsibility for the exhibition of films was turned over to Film Pix volunteer Mary Buffett and a team of other local film buffs, who went on to form a new screening organization while Film Pix continued on with its mandate to provide film scholarships to Greater Saint John residents. 

 

In 2012, in addition to the annual call for scholarship applicants, the first-ever Film Pix Study Awards were granted to several area residents, facilitating their pursuit of filmmaking classes through the New Brunswick Film Co-op's respected Advanced Film Training program, an annual intensive classroom program matching experienced filmmakers with students eager to acquire valuable skills and knowledge. 

 

 


 

 

Interested in learning more? Please click on the following links >

 

 

ABOUT the SCHOLARSHIP - click

 

HOW to APPLY - click

 

RECIPIENTS - click

 

 

   

 

 

 

Film Pix is Not a For-Profit Entity.

It is a Volunteer-Managed Film Scholarship Program for Aspiring Filmmakers in the Greater Saint John Region.  

Fim Pix > inspiring creatively minded Greater Saint John residents to pursue their film interests.

Film Pix - Indie Filmmaking. Film Scholarships. Local Recipients.  

 

Film Pix - Proudly Operating Since 2004.