FILM 5 – Creative Teams

FILM 5 is a professional development program for Writers, Directors and Producers culminating in the opportunity to produce a five-minute film.

FILM 5 provides:

-       Cash and services to produce a five-minute film
-       Mentorship and instruction from industry professionals
-       Relationship building opportunities with the local film community

Info Session & Quick Pitch

Wednesday July 31th 2013, 6pm
Wednesday Aug. 21st 2013, 6pm
AFCOOP Office, 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101
Come find out more about the program and meet with potential writers, directors and producers.

Application Deadline

Sept. 9th, 5pm, 2013

FILM 5 Application Guidelines 2013

FILM 5 Application Form 2013

FILM 5 Budget

Program Structure

Phase I – Project Development (October – December)

Up to eight Teams will be accepted into the Project Development Phase of the program. Teams will attend weekend workshops designed to assist them in the development of their projects. Each Team Member must participate in the workshops applicable to his or her role. Only Teams who have participated in the required workshops will be eligible to apply to the Production Phase.

Phase II – Production (January – August)

Up to four Teams will be accepted into this phase of the program. Teams accepted into this phase of the Program will enter pre-production with the understanding that the final green light of their production is contingent upon the approval of their final proposal.

During this period Teams will receive further training and mentorship while adhering to a schedule of deliverables, leading up to a final proposal package. Each Team will present their final proposal plans to the FILM 5 Core Support Team who will assess the project’s readiness for going ahead with production.

Approved Teams will receive $7,500 in cash and over $25,000 in services to complete a five-minute film. They will complete a two-day shoot in March or April, and see their projects through post-production to final delivery of a release print or digital finish.

—- Questions? Call 902.405.4474 Email

Training is made possible through the generous support of Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia.

FILM 5 is presented with the participation of Telefilm Canada.