Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award 2020
Returning for its third year, Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award gives aspiring filmmakers a unique opportunity to get a kickstart on their careers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry. The award gives one filmmaking team exposure for their project, the opportunity to have lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker, a behind the scenes tour of a local production and safety training geared towards working in the motion picture industry.

WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety Video Contest.

New Year. New Venue. New Prizes. WorkSafeBC’s annual Student Safety Video Contest is undergoing a slight change in the way the winners are determined and awards are presented. Previously, shortlisted videos were screened at the Western Conference on Safety, judged by the audience and winners announced in the weeks following. For the 2020 contest, the screening and judging of the shortlisted videos will take place at the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference in March of 2020.

Actsafe’s Entertainment Safety Conference is the only conference dedicated to occupational health and safety in the performing arts, live entertainment, motion picture and television production industries in Western Canada. With an annual attendance of 260 safety minded individuals, and growing, the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference offers an opportunity for these young filmmakers to present their works to an audience of their peers.

But a change of venue isn’t the only thing that’s different this year.

Introducing the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Awards Gala Presentation.
In 2020, Actsafe will present a slate of awards to industry professionals who demonstrate a commitment to safety. Actsafe’s Award Night takes place on Friday March 6th , and as part of the awards night, WorkSafeBC will announce the winners of the contest from all age groups. Additionally, Actsafe will also announce the winner of the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award and much like the Academy Awards, the winners will be in attendance to find out who takes home the prize.

New Prizes:
For the 2020 edition of WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety Video Contest, the filmmakers from all shortlisted videos will receive two tickets to attend the Actsafe’s Awards Night Ceremony to see if their submission wins the award for their category. In addition, one lucky filmmaker from the grade 11-12 category will be awarded the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award.

Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award
– The winner of Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award will receive:
– Lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker
– Behind the scenes tour of a local production
– A screening of their video at a DGC event in 2020, with an opportunity to meet other industry professionals.
– An award to take home.

The Rules:
In addition to WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety Video Contest rules and regulations:

  • Actsafe will determine three videos to be shortlisted and announced as the finalists for the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award. These three videos may not necessarily be the same videos shortlisted by WorkSafeBC for the WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest. The filmmakers from those three videos will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on Friday March 6th , 2020. Awards will be presented at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond B.C. Finalists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the awards ceremony, as well as their own accommodation, if necessary.
  • WorkSafeBC will determine the shortlisted videos for the all categories of the WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest. Videos shortlisted by WorkSafeBC may not necessarily be the same videos shortlisted by Actsafe for the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award.
  • Submissions for the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award must be from students in WorkSafeBC’s Student Safety Video Contest – Grade 11 – 12 category.
  • Entries for this award must be a live action production. No animation, no stop motion.
  • All safety rules and regulations must be adhered to. Resources for safety in motion picture production can be found at www.actsafe.ca
  • The Director plus one other creative contributor (Producer, writer, designer) from the production will be deemed the winner of the prize.
  • The prize will be awarded in Richmond, B.C. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to participate.
  • There is no cash value for this prize.

For complete contest details and to download the entry form, click the button below;

Judging Criteria

  • Is WorkSafeBC’s theme addressed appropriately?
  • Does the writing and direction use imaginative and creative ways to convey the theme?
  • Does the video exhibit originality?
  • Does the video display innovative ideas or story telling techniques?
  • What is the production value of this entry?
    – Is the camera steady and are the shots framed and focused?
    – Are close-ups and camera angles used to add meaning to the story?
    – Does the editing help to clarify the story and enhance the pacing and flow of the story?

 

2019 Winner

Congratulations to Reid MacTaggart, from Walnut Grove Secondary School, who was the winner of 2019’s Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award!

Drew’s video Kitchen Safety With Drew Bennett. Judged by Actsafe and the DGCBC as part of the WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest.

 

 

2018 Winner

Congratulations to Ethan Eigenfeldt, from Walnut Grove Secondary School, who was the winner of 2018’s inaugural Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award!

Ethan’s video No Buts – Listen To Your Gut was a humorous, well shot, well written, well acted and on-message production. Judged by Actsafe and film industry professionals at the WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest.

 

A Brief History

Actsafe Safety Association, in partnership with The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), established the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award in 2018. Actsafe is proud to award aspiring filmmakers with the unique opportunity to get a kickstart on their careers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry.