Phase One Schedule

Once admitted into the FILM 5 program you will take part in the following development workshops throughout the fall.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE – 2019/20 *
September 23 – FILM 5 Application Deadline

October 14 – Participants Informed of Acceptance
October 22 – Orientation Session
October 26 & 27 – Screenwriters Intensive
November 7 – Script Rewrites Deadline
November 11 – FILM 5 Tuition Deadline – Pay Online Here
November 9 & 10 – Producers Intensive
November 16 & 17 – Directors Intensive (Screening Nov. 15)
November 19 – Budgeting Tutorial Session
November 26 – Budget Rewrites Deadline
TBD – Pitching Workshop
December 2 – Phase II Application Deadline
December 10  – Pitch to Jury

* all dates are subject to change

ORIENTATION SESSION
Tuesday, October 22nd, 6pm

SCREENWRITERS’ INTENSIVE
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 26th & 27th, 10am – 5pm

Instructor: TBA
*required for writers, directors and producers

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn and get direct feedback from a professional story editor. The instructor will lead a story editing session providing screenwriters with direct feedback on their scripts. Each script will receive script notes from the instructor and examination in a round-table editing situation.

Class members will participate in the discussion of each other’s projects, developing the practical and theoretical tools to complete a more fully realized script. Participants will come away from this workshop with a fresh perspective on the script development process and a clear idea of how to further develop their short.

PRODUCERS’ INTENSIVE
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9th & 10th, 10am – 5pm
Instructor: TBA

*required for producers only, director attendance optional.

Part professional development, part project development, this workshop will walk through the producer’s role in the filmmaking process, both in the feature film world as well as for short films. Topics covered will include: development, financing, producer/director relationships, production, distribution and promotion, pitching and the producer’s contribution to the creative process.

DIRECTORS INTENSIVE
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 16th & 17th , 10am – 5pm
Instructor: TBA

This two-day intensive will provide emerging directors with a detailed introduction to the production process and how to work with actors. The workshop will focus on the tools at the director’s disposal when crafting his/her film and how to communicate his/her vision to the cast and crew.

BUDGETING TUTORIAL
Tuesday, November 19th, 6pm

*required for producers, director attendance optional

This informal session will address the details of preparing and refining a short film budget for the FILM 5 program. Bring specific questions that you have about your budget as it relates to your proposed production.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEETINGS
Week of November 25th – 29th by appointment
AFCOOP Office

During the week of the November 25th to the 29th, teams will meet with the FILM 5 Production Coordinator one-on-one to review their applications prior to applying to Phase II. These meetings will be set according to team and coordinator availability.

PITCHING WORKSHOP
TBD
Instructor: TBA

*required for writers, directors and producers

Intensive workshop to help teams prepare and practice for the Phase II jury pitch.

PHASE II JURY PITCH
Tuesday December 10th 5pm – 10pm

Each team will be given a 20 min interview slot. Teams will have 5 mins to pitch their project to the jury and then the jury will have 15 mins to ask clarifying questions.

More Info: Phase One DeliverablesPhase One PrinciplesPhase TwoTrainee Component