Phase One

NOTE: Below is the tentative schedule for the 2024/2025 FILM 5 term. 

The application deadline for the 2023/2024 FILM 5 term is September 23, 2024.


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. Only Teams who have participated in the required workshops will be eligible to apply to the Production Phase.

Phase I – Schedule at a Glance  2024/2025


September 23 – FILM 5 Application Deadline
October 9- Shortlisted Teams Informed
October 23 – Shortlisted Teams Pitch FILM 5 Jury
October 24 – Participants Informed of Acceptance

November 5 – Orientation Session
November 9 & 10 – Screenwriters Intensive
November 14 – FILM 5 Tuition Deadline – Pay Online Here
November 16 & 17 – Producers Intensive
November 30 & December 1 – Directors Intensive
December 3 – Budgeting Session
December 6 – Budget Rewrites Deadline
December 13 – Phase II Application Deadline

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