One New Day

One New Day is a new introductory documentary filmmaking program at AFCOOP, which will run this spring and summer. It is designed for people with little or no experience who want to learn how to make documentary films. The program is completely free of charge and everyone who applies is accepted, regardless of experience level. 

How It Works

After an initial orientation session and artist talk there will be three weekend workshops (approximately three hours each) walking participants through the process of making a documentary from concept through to filming then editing. Each workshop will be led by a different local documentary filmmaker. All of the workshops will take place on Zoom in June.

Afterwards, anyone who attended at least two of the workshops and would like to make their own film will be invited to put together a proposal for a short documentary. The proposal process will be straightforward and any participant who completes the proposal and has a feasible idea will then proceed to the production stage of the program.


During production, each participant will receive an equipment package from AFCOOP suitable  for shooting a 5-10 minute documentary during the summer. Afterwards participants will have access to our media suite for post production and when all of the films have finished they will be screened this fall/winter if it is safe to do so.  

*Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the production schedule may change in accordance with Nova Scotia health and public safety guidelines. 

Thursday June 3 | Orientation and Artist Talk with Millefiore Clarkes Register Here
Saturday June 5 | Writing & Prep Workshop with Nance Ackerman Register Here
Saturday June 12 | Production Workshop with Megan Wennberg Register Here
Saturday June 19 | Post-production Workshop with Sobaz Benjamin Register Here
Friday July 2 | Documentary Idea Deadline
July-August | Filming of Documentaries
September-October | Editing
Winter 2021/21 | Public Screening