The Kick Start program is an initiative by the Directors Guild of Canada, BC, and British Columbia Film, with the participation of Post Modern Sound, Finale Editworks & Sharpe Sound, to provide emerging filmmakers from British Columbia with a calling card film that will assist them in pursuing a directing career. Successful applicants will have demonstrated talent and imagination along with the requisite craft skills and ability to meet the challenges of directing.
The Kick Start program awards $20,000 plus post production assistance to five Directors each year for the production
of a ten-minute dramatic film or video. The Directors complete their projects
under the guidance of a mentor from the industry, who acts as a consultant
and resource person to the production.
Applicants must be either a graduate from a post-secondary institution or a
recognized film school, or possess equivalent experience in the film industry.
In addition, projects must be completed within a year and have a maximum
cash budget of $50,000.