Languages of Nova Scotia: Filmmaking Weekend Workshops

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Languages of Nova Scotia is a film training initiative celebrating language diversity in Nova Scotia, presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP). AFCOOP is offering free Filmmaking Weekend Workshops in five non-English language communities across Nova Scotia. The five languages being celebrated as part of this initiative include: A’ Ghàidhlig / Gaelic, Farsi, Français / French, Maritime Sign Language / American Sign Language, L’nui’sin’simk / Mi’kmaq.

List of workshops being offered:

A’ Ghàidhlig / Gaelic
Location: The Gaelic College (51779 Cabot Trail, Englishtown, NS B0C 1H0)
Date: October 28th and 29th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE!
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Farsi
Location: Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (5663 Cornwallis St. Suite 101, Halifax, NS, B3K 1B6)
Date: November 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE!
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Français / French
Location: L’école Secondaire de Clare (80 Placide Comeau Rd, Meteghan River, NS B0W 2L0)
Date: November 11th and 12th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE!
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Maritime Sign Language / American Sign Language
Location: NSCC – Ivany Campus (80 Mawiomi Pl, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5)
Date: November 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE!
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L’nui’sin’simk / Mi’kmaq
Location: Allison Bernard Memorial High School (4673 Shore Rd, Eskasoni, NS B0A 1J0)
Date: December 2nd and 3rd (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE!
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Please reach out to a Languages of Nova Scotia Coordinator to express interest in participating in the workshop:
Email: languages@afcoop.ca
Phone: 902 405 4474 ext. 2

These weekend workshops will focus on storytelling, a screening of a short film in the chosen language and hands-on practical group exercises immersing participants in the process of filmmaking and feature instructors with a connection to the chosen language/culture. It is free to register and no prior filmmaking experience is required.

Following these free workshops, Languages of Nova Scotia will hold a Call for Applications to a second phase wherein one filmmaker from each of the five languages will be chosen to receive intensive mentorship, film training and production support to create a short film in their respective language. Participation in the free workshops is not mandatory to be eligible to apply for Phase 2: Production, but it is strongly encouraged. If you are interested in knowing more about Phase 2: Production, please contact Languages of Nova Scotia Coordinator at languages@afcoop.ca for more information.

Languages of Nova Scotia is made possible by the generous support of Canada Council New Chapter program and the provincial 150 Forward Fund.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.

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