Phase One

NOTE: Below is the tentative schedule for the 2023/2024 FILM 5 term. 

The application deadline for the 2023/2024 FILM 5 term is September 22, 2023.


Phase I – Project Development (October – December)
Up to four 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 their role. Only Teams who have participated in the required workshops will be eligible to apply to the Production Phase.

Phase I – Schedule at a Glance  2023/2024
September 22 – FILM 5 Application Deadline
October 19 – Shortlisted Teams Pitch FILM 5 Jury
October 24 – Participants Informed of Acceptance
November 2 – Orientation Session
November 11 & 12 – Screenwriters Intensive
November 14 – FILM 5 Tuition Deadline – Pay Online Here
November 18 & 19 – Producers Intensive
November 25 & 26 – Directors Intensive
November 30- Script Rewrites Due
November 28 – Budgeting Session
December 6 – Budget Rewrites Deadline
December 14 – Phase II Application Deadline

More Info: Phase One Schedule, Phase One Deliverables, Phase One Principles, Phase Two, Trainee Component