FILM 5 – Creative Teams

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

FILM 5 provides:

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

Info Sessions

Info Session and Script Clinic #1
Tuesday, August 30th 2016 at 6pm
AFCOOP Office, 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101
Following the program info session we will have a free short screenwriting clinic. Bring your script or your idea for a short film and receive some feedback!

Info Session and Script Clinic #2
Tuesday, September 27th 2016 at 6pm
AFCOOP Office, 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 101
Come get your last minute application questions answered and some feedback on your idea.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, October 4th 2016 5pm.

Application Guidelines:

FILM 5 Application Guidelines 2016 – Word doc

FILM 5 Application Guidelines 2016 – PDF

Application Form:

FILM 5 Application Form 2016 – Word doc

FILM 5 Application Form 2016 – PDF

FILM 5 Budget Template:

FILM 5 Budget

Program Structure

Phase I – Project Development (October – December)

Up to six Teams will be accepted into the Project Development Phase of the program. Teams will attend weekend and evening 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 three 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 $8,000 in cash and over $20,000 in services to complete a short film. They will complete production in March or April 2017, and see their projects through post-production to the final delivery of a digital file in June 2017.

Finished films receive support from a Distribution Mentor, are given a small distribution / marketing budget and enter into a broadcast license agreement with CBC.

—- Questions? Call  902.405.4474 x 2 Email


FILM 5 is presented with the participation of Telefilm Canada.

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