AFCOOP Fall Workshop Series

AFCOOP Intro Workshop Series Package

AFCOOP’s Fall Workshops are a series of intro workshops designed to give participants a balanced overview of independent film production and the elements involved in creating a project from first draft to final edit. If you want to learn how to make a film, this package is for you!

See the list of workshops being offered this fall below. Please note dates are tentative and subject to change, workshops may be added or removed depending on registration numbers and interest.

Intro to Filmmaking in NS
Instructor: Caley MacLennan
October 18, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Intro to Screenwriting
Instructor: Kevin Hartford
October 25, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Intro to Directing
Instructor: Stephanie Joline
November 01, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Intro to Producing
Instructor: Israel Ekanem
November 08, 2023, 18:00 –21:00

Intro to Cinematography
Instructor: TBD
November 15, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Intro to Editing
Instructor: Amy Mielke
November 22, 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Intro to Sound
Instructor: TBD

VOLUNTEERS: We will need volunteers for lockup duty at these workshops. If you are interested in volunteering for a specific workshop, email

AFCOOP’s NEW Workshop Access Policy

AFCOOP recognizes there are systemic inequities which create barriers for people in accessing film training. In an effort to address and recognize historical and present-day inequities we have created a new pay-what-you-can style pricing plan for our Fall Workshop series. Please feel free to sign up for whatever price-point you are most comfortable with. No questions asked.

$45 – regular rate. This rate covers the cost of paying our instructor (instructors are paid $40/hr) as well as the cost of staff time to organize and promote the workshop.

$25 – reduced rate. This rate makes a contribution towards our costs.

$0 – FREE 🙂 This rate acknowledges that financial means should not be a barrier to becoming a filmmaker.