British Columbia’s Knowledge Network has awarded Amy Bohigian of Watershed Productions a $30,000 commission as part of their History Shorts Competition – Nelson Edition.
The competition and workshop was held in Nelson June 1 and 2 for filmmakers to pitch their best stories about the history of Nelson and the Kootenays. The historical documentaries will be created from still photographs - archival, historical and even personal photos – centred around the Kootenays region. 27 filmmakers applied to enter the competition, with 15 selected for the workshop and pitching session.
"I feel privileged and proud to be the filmmaker chosen to tell the stories of what makes Nelson and the Kootenays such a unique and special place,“ said Amy Bohigian after being awarded the commission. Her series of short documentaries will be broadcast on Knowledge Network and Knowledge.ca next year.
“British Columbia has many talented filmmakers, and it’s great to see so many of them here in the Kootenays” said Murray Battle, Director of Independent Production and Presentation at Knowledge Network.” I’m looking forward to working with Amy on bringing her stories to life and sharing them with the province.”
British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is where stories live that speak to our time. A viewer-supported public broadcaster, Knowledge Network offers commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, drama and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. Knowledge Network plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community in B.C. through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content. www.Knowledge.ca