March 01, 2016 - 2:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - Two local filmmakers are waiting to see who receives the top vote in a contest which is offering up career training and a film festival scholarship to the winners.
Kamloops filmmaker Simon Ryder and Tabatha Golat from Salmon Arm were both chosen to be part of Telus’ StoryHive project, which funds short films in Western Canada.
Ryder was a camera man for the film The Third Bandit, a story about teens fleeing their homes and travelling across B.C.’s coastal mountains before meeting up with a crusader.
Golat co-created a film called United Guys Network about a husband who learns to become the man of the house from his neighbours.
The competition, which started in August, first invited submissions and is now allowing people to vote for their favourite short.
The top two winners will receive career training and a scholarship to the Banff World Media Festival.
All 15 submissions, including those from local candidates, can be viewed online.
Voting ends in three days. To submit your vote for favourite film, click here.
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