The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is accepting applications to Languages of Nova Scotia initiative, a professional development and production program centred around the creation of short films which celebrate Nova Scotia’s language diversity. The program is open to first time filmmakers with a connection to one of the five languages being celebrated in the program. Successful applicants will receive film training and funding to create their first short film.
To be eligible to apply to this initiative, applicants must be 18 years or older and indicate a connection to one of the following five languages being celebrated by the Languages of Nova Scotia Initiative:
- A’ Ghàidhlig / Gaelic
- Farsi / Persian
- Français / French
- Maritime Sign Language / American Sign Language
- L’nui’simk / Mi’kmaq
One person will be chosen from each language community to receive intensive film training, attend a Master Class series and receive funding to create a short film in their respective language. Successful applicants will take part in a filmmaking Masterclass series in Halifax in early May 2018 with travel and accommodation paid for by the program. The individual film shoots will take place over successive weekends in July and August. The participants will be paired with a local mentor from their community with a background in filmmaking and an established director mentor who will provide support, guidance and feedback throughout the filmmaking process. The participants will be paired with a local mentor and an established director mentor who will provide support, guidance and feedback throughout the filmmaking process.
Successful applicants will be chosen by a peer selection committee composed of individuals with a connection to the language/culture being celebrated. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on the theme of language and culture in their project concept.
Deadline to apply is Monday March 5th @ midnight
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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.