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Voting starts on future of women in farming project

Voting has started for the agriculture documentary ‘Picture a Farmer’. The documentary is looking to highlight the importance of women in the farming industry.

The filmmakers behind the project have submitted their documentary through Storyhive in order get help funding the project.

Storyhive helps filmmakers and producers with funding get their work out there. Storyhive will be giving out thirty grants, 15 voted through industry professionals and 15 by community votes. Voting started on Monday and will end Thursday at midnight.

Director of Picture a Farmer Kelsey Van Moorsel says they have no way of telling how voting is going but there has been good feedback on social media.

“We have had some really good traction on Facebook which has been great and then we have created our own website. We have views from the website but since we have redirected to the vote page there is no way to tell, unfortunately.”

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Van Moorsel says they have received more people and organizations reaching out to be involved such as Alberta cattle feeders and pork producers.

Because the film will need to be shot during specific seasons Van Moorsel says filming will start right away.

“We will try and start in September because obviously, it’s very seasonal. We want to make sure we are able to get great visuals of harvest and all those fall activities. We will be filming probably straight through from September until May.”

The winners of the grants will know if they have won in September. If anyone from Lloydminster or the surrounding area who would like to partake in the film can contact Kelsey Van Moorsel by email at kelsey@showtellmove.com.

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