#yegfilm is a non-profit collective meant to connect filmmakers and accelerate film production in Edmonton
One of the projects that #yegfilm supports is the INTERCUT film podcast in which hosts Cody Lang and Curtis Alexander discuss movie news and events, soundtracks and scores, as well as more topical shows such as the best films of 2012. INTERCUT is an attempt to bring #yegfilm to a global audience.
Where we meet!
Once a month we are privileged to be able to meet at the wonderful Startup Edmonton facilities which are located in the warehouse district of downtown Edmonton. Every month we show 20-30 minutes of short films too.
The historic Mercer Building is located at 10363 104 Street in downtown Edmonton. It houses several startup and design companies, as well as a tavern and coffee house. This facility is a wonderful location to get together and meet other local filmmakers in person to find that next project to get working on!
Some of what we do!
Watch local short films
Every meeting we watch a few minutes of local short films, and then talk with the people that made them. We watch films at any stage to help filmmakers get an understanding of audience reaction and suggestions to make the film better, as well as connect with people who can help improve the film or assist in future projects.
We make films! The image above was taken on a short film set that was shot in a few hours -- late on a Tuesday night. Suprisingly there were a ton of volunteers interested in helping out, and the film was shown at Mostly Water Metro Shorts where it tied for 3rd place.
Make more films!
This is a still from our short GRAPHIC EQUIPMENT. We shot this film in three hours. Practice is important in filmmaking, so #yegfilm provides low cost ways to get experience making films, and we are not afraid to make mistakes!
Even more films!
This is a set photo from our project GOOD CINEMA. This was a great shoot -- even though it was a night shoot this was by far our biggest crew. We learned a lot on this set, and can't say thanks enough to everyone who was willing to forgo sleep to help make a film.
A few #yegfilm member's projects
#yegfilm shot this short at one of the first project nights.
Directed by Anthony Goertz, this short documentary details Edmonton's world class waste management facility and how it gives not just refuse, but people, a second chance.
3601 is a short film that was screened at the Edmonton International Film Festival. In it, a young woman has a terrible day and decides she should move to Montreal.