FILM 5 Development Phase Annoucement


AFCOOP is pleased to announce the teams and projects accepted into the Development Phase of this year’s FILM 5 training program.

FILM 5 is a professional and creative development program for emerging Nova Scotia screenwriters, directors, producers and technical crew. The program provides a unique blend of classroom instruction, mentorship from professional filmmakers, hands-on production experience and the development and delivery of high quality short films.

Development Phase Teams / Projects:

As The Page Turns by Andrew Coll (writer/director) and Mohammad Mallahi (producer)

Dirty Milk by Yalitsa Riden (writer/director), Daniel O’Neill (producer)

Everlife by Tim Beers (writer/director) and Nadine d’Entremont (producer)

Horizontal Concavity by Koumbie (writer/director) and Kevin Hartford (producer)

Perception (The Amazing Day) by Bill Corkum (writer/director) and David Swan (producer)

Pinched by Tyler Messervey (writer/director) and Dillon Garland (producer)

“The scripts this year range from slapstick comedy to experimental drama,” says FILM 5 Production Coordinator Heather Young. “I look forward to developing these diverse projects with the teams and helping them achieve their creative vision.” 

The six teams were selected by a jury from the local film community to take part in the Development Phase of the program. During the coming weeks selected teams will attend workshops designed to refine their proposed scripts and production packages. At the end of the Development Phase, teams will have a chance to pitch their projects to an in-person jury. Three teams will then be selected to receive cash and services towards the production of their films.

For more information about FILM 5 or to arrange an interview please contact Heather Young email: phone: 902 405 4474 ex. 4

FILM 5 is presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative with the assistance of the Province of Nova Scotia and Telefilm Canada. Training is made possible through the generous support of DHX Media Ltd. FILM 5 sponsors include: William F. Whites International, SIM Digital, The PostMan Post-Production, 902 Post, The Hideout Studio, Trew Audio, CBC, IATSE 849, IATSE 667, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Atlantic Film Festival Association, and The Coast.