the fifth annual
Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
Friday, November 23rd
Doors at 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Artesian, 2627 13th Avenue, Regina SK
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is very pleased to present the 5th Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA). The 2018 SIFA’s will be held Friday, November 23rd at Regina’s Artesian Theatre. The evening will begin with a screening of the nominated films and conclude with a hosted award ceremony.
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is dedicated to the production and exhibition of independent, visionary, Saskatchewan-made film and video art. The Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (SIFA) is an annual event to support, showcase and celebrate Saskatchewan’s dynamic filmmaking community.
Comedian and actor Shawn Koch has performed on stages and screens across Canada for over 17 years. His credits include: Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Psych, Masters of Horror, Vancouver Comedyfest and Talent. Currently, he hosts 3 radio shows on CJTR 91.3fm, announces for the Pile O’ Bones Roller Derby Club and performs at various events around the province. He lives in Regina with his son, Grady.
The province of Saskatchewan has a rich history in the production of independent film and video production, and the SIFA is an important event to further demonstrate to not only the filmmaking community, but to the entire province of Saskatchewan, of our ‘home-grown’ artistic talents and story telling abilities.
Saskatchewan is a growing province - growing in population diversity and cultural opportunity. We have always had a unique sense of provincial pride and perspective of ourselves and of the world around us. It is important we take every possible advantage in promoting our own artistic and creative talents. By so doing, this will not only reinforce our own cultural identity - in all its diversity and vibrancy, but also, it will foster new and ongoing opportunities of creativity, growth and economic success.
The annual presentation of SIFA is intended to support these objectives. It will bring Saskatchewan’s artistic and business communities together in an attempt to build a new and exciting future in Saskatchewan. The Filmpool believes it is imperative that we celebrate and showcase our own filmmakers – in order to help create new ideas, new heroes and new opportunities.