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Scholarship and Bursary Award History

The Kelowna Film Society is pleased to offer scholarships or bursaries each year in support of students in film programs. Similar support may also be available for local film projects. Thanks to the steady audience attendance, the Society is able to aid budding film students and local filmmakers with substantial scholarships and grants. At the…
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Parallel Mothers

PARALLEL MOTHERS – the latest release from Spain’s film king Pedro Almodovar melds the role of women in modern Spanish society with a need to confront the history of General Franco’s brutal dictatorship. Combine Almodovar’s sensibilities and Penelope Cruz’s acting skills (this is their 8th film together) and you have an evening of cinema to…
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Wife of a Spy

WIFE OF A SPY – Best Film and Best Actress wins at the Asian Film Awards, and Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival. Set in war-time Japan, one character says “Information can’t be trusted these days,” and this is Satoko’s challenge as she seeks to understand her husband’s murky activities in occupied China.…
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I’m Your Man

I’M YOUR MAN – forget Leonard Cohen, think I Robot. In Germany’s 2022 submission for the Best International Feature Academy Award, Alma participates in an AI experiment to see if a full-service humanoid named “Tom” can actually make her happy. Easier to clean up after than your average cat; more dependable than your average man?…
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2021 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year.  This year the board decided to utilize…
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2020 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year. For 2020, we also participated with the…
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2019 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

In 2019, KFS awarded Sinead Grewcock funding for her web series Bike Pals. Due to Covid19, Sinead had to postpone the shoot for safety. Bike Pals is a 6 episode series, with a cast of professional working actors volunteering for a 14 day shoot. This was all arranged pre-pandemic. All of the costumes, gear, and…
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2018 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

Each year Kelowna Film Society invites applications for scholarships or bursaries from students in full time, post-secondary Film Studies programs and also from local film makers. Funds are generated, throughout the year, from any excess of expenditure over entrance fees collected, at weekly film screenings, throughout the year. This year we did not have any…
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2017 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

[caption id="attachment_3006" align="alignleft" width="294"] Bursary recipient Brendan Taylor, KFS Brenda Gilbert, and Scholarship recipient Dylan Monteith[/caption] We awarded Dylan Monteith a scholarship last year when he left George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country. He has now successfully completed his  first year at Capilano University. He has had a variety of opportunities to learn different aspects of…
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2016 Scholarship & Bursary Awards

For 2016, the Kelowna Film Society awarded three scholarships to students attending Capilano University in North Vancouver.  After reading the following profiles, you will see why we think that Capilano must be impressed with the calibre of students that transfer from SD#23 to their programs! [caption id="attachment_2785" align="alignleft" width="276"] Dylan Monteith, scholarship winner from Lake…
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