About FILM 5

Nova Scotia’s Elite Training Opportunity for Emerging Filmmakers

FILM 5 is a creative development program for emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers. The program provides a unique blend of classroom instruction, mentorship from experienced filmmakers and hands-on production experience for Writers, Directors, and Producers as well as training for aspiring technical crew.

CREATIVE TEAMS Component – DEADLINE Midnight Monday October 5, 2020

FILM 5 provides Creative Teams (Writer, Director and Producer) with professional development, project development, and relationship building opportunities. Up to eight teams receive training and mentorship through Phase One: Project Development. Up to four of those teams are selected to move to Phase Two: Production, receiving $8,000 in cash and over $20,000 in services to complete a five-minute film.

TRAINEE CREW Component – DEADLINE TBD March 2021 

The FILM 5 Trainee Crew Component provides aspiring technical crew with the unique opportunity to apply practical skills they have developed in FILM 5 workshops and on-set. Working under professional key crew, trainees receive instruction while gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

More Information: Application Process, FILM 5 Phase One, FILM 5 Phase Two, FILM 5 Trainee Component