A message from Brian Carver – New Grant for short filmmakers!!


I am the Executive Director of Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women. We are a new organization dedicated to helping young women filmmakers in Ontario. We award grants directly to promising artists and will also offer free Summer Film Workshops to girls aged 14-18.

We launched our Short Film Grants Program on December 1st and as such are looking for screenplays from talented young filmmakers in need of funding for short film projects. Our grants range from $500 to $2000 and can be used for any stage of production. The candidates must be women aged 18-30 and residing in Ontario. Screenplays will be chosen purely on artistic merit.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this information to anyone who might be interested, or even post on your website. I have included links to our website and facebook page where they can find more information.


or on facebook

Thank you for your time.


Brian Carver”
Executive Director
Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women

About David Cormican

DAVID CORMICAN is an award winning blogger (2010 Canadian Weblog Award winner – best literature & writing category), father, performer, producer and founder of the prestigious Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), an organization he formed to showcase and promote emerging screenwriters through recognition and the production of their winning work. In 2010 Cormican was a nominee for the Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation in the Arts and a recipient of the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. In addition to establishing the CSSC's Short Film Fund, he is also a partner with Minds Eye Entertainment where he is in charge of development for the production company’s feature film, television and branded content. Recent producing credits include THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel) and FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovavich, Julian McMahon) for Minds Eye and RUSTED PYRE (Brooke Palsson, Samantha Somer Wilson) and MINUS LARA (a Bravo!FACT funded short starring Romina D’Ugo) for the CSSC. He is a board member for Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, a counselor for ACTRA Saskatchewan and board member representing the arts portfolio for SaskCulture. He also sits on various committees for SaskFilm, SMPIA and the Canadian Media Producers Association.
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