The Location Guide, an International service bringing fim productions and locations together, has announced the finalists for the 2021 Makers and Shakers Award and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM) is one of only two US entities named as finalists.
COFTM was nominated in the category of Film Commission Initiative of the Year for its Rural Theaters Covid Support Initiative which provided substantial financial assistance to remote theatres across Colorado. Grants totalling $320,000 were distributed to 34 private, nonprofit and community-run theatres in 23 counties across the state.
This program was a collaborative effort between the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Gates Family Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, and the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority.
The other nominees are:
Calgary Film Commissioner – Wynonna Earp Season Four
Cine Tirol Film Commission – Virtual Location Tour
Film Paris Region – Production Forum
Liverpool Film Office
The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission – The Palm Beaches TV
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga, New Zealand Film Commission
Winners in each category will be announced on December 8, 2021 at a live awards ceremony at BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Piccadilly in London, Englan