Prep Courses & Info Sessions


At the FILM 5 Info Sessions you will learn how the program works and have questions about the application process answered.

FILM 5 Screening & Info Session (on Zoom)
Tuesday August 11th, 2020 6pm
Join us for a screening of a few short films made through the FILM 5 program over the years and stick around following the screening for an info session about the program.
Hear from recent participants Lisa Buchanan & Adam Myatt (Producer and Writer/Director of FILM 5 2018/19 film Baggage).

FILM 5 Info Session (on Zoom)
Tuesday September 29th, 6pm
Get your last minute FILM 5 application questions answered at this info session.


These prep courses will help to guide you so that your application will be as best as it can be. All of the prep courses are free. Plus, with each prep course you attend you get $10 off of the program’s $30 application fee.

FILM 5 Prep Course – Script Clinic (on Zoom)
Tuesday August 18th, 6pm
Do you have an idea for a FILM 5 script? Join us for this basic introduction to screenwriting, followed by an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your idea from an experienced screenwriter. Feel free to attend with or without and idea for a short film. All are welcome.
Instructors: Iain MacLeod

FILM 5 Prep Course – Producing is Fun! (on Zoom)

Tuesday August 25th, 6pm
Three active and experienced producers will join us to discuss being a creative producer on a short film. Whether you have a budding interest in filmmaking, are a director looking to expand your skill set, or are an emerging producer, all are welcome to attend. Come find out why these three busy producers love their jobs!
Producer Panel: TBA

FILM 5 Prep Course – Creating your Dream Team (on Zoom)
Tuesday September 1st, 6pm
Are you looking for someone to apply to FILM 5 with? Come to this informal, welcoming meet-and-greet to connect with other applicants!

More Info: Application Form & GuidelinesSelection ProcessWriting TipsBudget TipsFAQsPhase OnePhase TwoTrainee Component