CineCoup Media has announced it is launching its second feature film accelerator round for Canadian filmmakers.
New for the 2015 edition, however, is a tighter focus for the studio/online platform: genre.
CineCoup’s first accelerator round launched in 2012, asking Canadian filmmakers to upload project pitches, the most popular of which went on to build fanbases via events and social media. The result was WolfCop, a campy horror feature about a cop who transforms into a werewolf when the moon is full.
CineCoup 2 will start accepting submissions from teams on Feb. 9. By mid-March, the accelerator will be open to the public. There will also be 12 weeks of team challenges, followed by at least one project being greenlit at the Banff World Media Festival in June. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit projects in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, and comedy genres, particularly “high-concept stories with franchise potential.”
WolfCop II is set to go into production in 2015, while production on the 2015 ComedyCoup winning project, Human Town, is set to start shortly.