Applying to Film Festivals 101
May 22nd 6:30pm @ AFCOOP
Join us for a free and informative workshop on how to apply to film festivals with the Atlantic Film Festival’s Jason Beaudry and Mark Flindall. PLUS get the early bird discount extended to the regular deadline for AFF (June 14th)!
AFCOOP May Filmmakers’ Social!
May 22nd 8pm @ AFCOOP (byob)
Following the workshop will be AFCOOP’s May Social! Come and celebrate the progressively nicer days, meet other filmmakers and eat chips!
During HRM Bike Week AFCOOP is presenting a free outdoor bike-in theatre screening of films from Portland Oregon’s “Filmed By Bike” film festival!
Bring your bike, a blanket and we’ll supply the popcorn!
Are you graduating from film school this spring? You’re eligible for a FREE AFCOOP membership!
Get access to affordable equipment, facilities and workshops and join a community of like-minded filmmakers!
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HIFF is here! Get your HIFF Pass now for only $25. The pass gets you into over 100 films, panels and events.
March is renewal month!
And now for a limited time you can pre-order AFCOOP’s new t-shirt in any size and colour you want for only $30.
PLUS renew before April 1st and be entered into a draw for a free pass to HIFF (April 6th – 12th).
Wednesday, March 6th 7pm
In this exploratory community talk, AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence Jeff Wheaton continues the exploration of his work-in-progress documentary, “Hive”.
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Check out AFCOOP’s Winter Workshop Series now on-line!
Workshops in all aspects of filmmaking from screenwriting to editing.
Each year AFCOOP challenges local filmmakers and other members of our community to create short and silent holiday themed films using a single reel of super-8mm film. The guidelines are simple : filmmakers only get one reel of super-8 so films are between 1 to 3 minutes; films must be edited in camera, meaning they need to be shot in the order they are shown. After that it is up to you.
Super-8mm film cartridges are available now for those who wish to participate, but don’t wait too long as space is limited. Cost for film supplies and equipment is $40 including HST (fee covers one cartridge of Super8 film colour or b&w, and a 2 day camera rental).
Exposed film cartridges are due November 28th, 2012
Films will be screened December 13th, 2012 at 8pm @ the AFCOOP Holiday Party!
For more information please contact Jessica Murwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
HIFF is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for four screening programs at the 2013 festival:
- Atlantic Narrative Screening: Recent narrative short works from Atlantic Canadian writers, producers, or directors.
- WIFT-AT Atlantic Women In Film Screening: Recent short works from women writers, producers, or directors from Atlantic Canada
- Atlantic Experimental Screening: Recent experimental short works from Atlantic Canadian writers, producers, or directors.
- Music Video Showcase: Recent music videos made by Canadian filmmakers.
The deadline for entries is February 15, 2013. Click here for the Submission Form and for more details.
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Registration is now open for AFCOOP’s Fall Filmmaking Workshops!
Workshops in screenwriting, directing, editing, Super8 filmmaking and more!
Classes start Oct. 15th and spaces are limited so register early.
The Guerrilla Film Lab is an eight week immersion into handcrafted, DIY filmmaking.
Make your own black and white, hand- processed, optically printed experimental film!
Course starts Oct. 25th. Spaces are limited. Registration fee includes 6 workshops, 16mm camera rental, film stock, processing, and access to AFCOOP’s optical printing and editing facilities and supplies during the program! Visit GFL page for more info.
The AFCOOP Screenwriters’ Circle is a group of writers that meet once a month to discuss their most recent works.
The group is open to AFCOOP members and non-members alike. The only requirement is a finished draft of a short script as well as being open to feedback from fellow writers.
Deadline for first round of submitting scripts (12 pages max): Oct. 31st 5pm
First meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6pm – 9pm, RSVP: email@example.com
AFCOOP presents two screenings of films from Images Film Festival:
A Letter to the Living
Nov. 2nd 7pm, by donation
NSCAD Film Building 2nd Floor
1649 Brunswick Street
IMAGES 25th Anniversary 1988 Screening – with Jan Peacock
Nov. 3rd, 7pm, $6
Carbon Arc Cinema
1747 Summer Street, Museum of Natural History
Luke Freeman, Nicholas Bevan-John, Jonathan McKay, Kristen Swinkels, Bretten Hannam, Graeme Pass, Greig Oldford
Heather Young, Brittany Amos, Stephanie Clattenburg, Naomi-Joy Blackhall Butler, Lisa Rose Snow, Lora Campbell
Join AFCOOP members and the Halifax film community for AFCOOP’s Winter General Meeting and Holiday Party! Learn more about what AFCOOP has been up to this season and meet with other independent filmmakers! All welcome.
Anyone looking to become a Full Member of the co-op at this meeting should contact AFCOOP in advance of the meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: the Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St
DEADLINE EXTENDED – Dec. 13th 4pm 2012
Eligibility criteria have changed please see below. Please note that those who have already applied do not need to reapply, your application will be passed to the jury after the new deadline.
- Project must be a fictional or a documentary feature length film
- Applicant must be a student or a recent (2009 onwards) graduate of a production program such as FILM 5, OR have been an active Full Member of AFCOOP in the past three years (2009 onwards) *
*This criteria has changed to include those who have been members of the co-op for longer than 3 years.
AFCOOP is pleased to host a screening of 8 short films from the 13th Annual imaginNATIVE Film Festival!
imagineNATIVE Short Film Screening
Thursday, Jan. 10th, 7pm
AFCOOP Office 5663 Cornwallis Street
Admission is FREE!
“Home Bodies” – A programme of locally sourced VHS tape as part of the Halifax Independent Film Festival (HIFF), April 2013.
Submit your videotapes, and help us curate a programme of VHS ephemera.
We are interested in off-broadcast TV recordings and homemade projects (“home movies”) recorded on VHS. Videotapes used for training and promotion are also welcome. Together, we will see what VHS remembers.
Deadline: MARCH 1st
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March 22nd, 7pm
Location: Carbon Arc Cinema, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St
Lysanne Thibodeau has lived over 14 years in Germany and this experience has marked her artistic path. The program offers seven films and videos of hybrid genre, combining documentary, fiction and essay – which were made between 1979 and 2003, before, during and after her “Berlin exile”.
The program offers seven works of various genres, combining documentary, fiction and essay. Duration: 104 min