Live Projections Program


In partnership with OBEY Convention, AFCOOP presents the Live Projections Program


The Live Projections Program is a training and creation program open to emerging level film and media artists, which provides hands-on-learning in the art of live projection, one-on-one mentorship cash funding, equipment rental and a final presentation at OBEY Convention XII, Thursday May 30th at Art Bar Projects.

The workshops will cover both analog and digital projection techniques with a focus on digital projection using the software Isadora. Participants will be able to access Isadora through the computers available at AFCOOP.


This program is open to emerging artists who are in the early stages of their professional careers. Preferred applicants will have produced a small body of work, have publicly screened something and/or have exhibition experience. Participants who have no experience but show interest and enthusiasm are still encouraged to apply.

In recognition of the way that historic discrimination and disadvantage has created persistent and systemic barriers, applicants will be given the opportunity to self-identify.


The deadline for applications is February 19th at 11:59 PM. In order to apply, fill out the short application form which can be found through the link below.

If anything about this application process presents a barrier for you, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can reach Erin McDonald, the coordinator of this program, at or you can contact Kat Shubaly, executive director of OBEY Convention, at



Applications will be selected by a peer-jury which will assess creative potential, and participant suitability for the program.


Each participant will receive inkind equipment rentals and cash to go towards their project, including: $750 inkind equipment rental from AFCOOP, access to Isadora through AFCOOP’s Media Suite, $250 cash for their project and a $100 cash honorarium for presenting their work at OBEY.


After participants have completed the 6-weeks of workshops, they will be paired with a local media artist who will be able to assist them in the completion of their project.

Tues, FEB 19 – Applications Due
Wed, MAR 6- Applicants informed of acceptance
Mon, MAR 18, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #1 – How to work with Footage: Found Footage, Original Footage & Adobe Premiere
Mon, MAR 25, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #2 – Analog Projection Techniques: Overhead Projectors, Video Mixing & Live Feed
Mon, APR 1, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #3 – Projections in an Installation Setting: Set Builds, Using Physical Materials & More
Mon, APR 8, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #4 – Isadora & Digital Projection Techniques I
Mon, APR 15, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #5 – Isadora & Digital Projection Techniques II
Tues, APR 23, 6 – 9 PM – Workshop #6 – Isadora & Lighting Techniques
APR 15 – MAY 25 – Mentorship & Creation Period
MAY 30 – Final Performance during OBEY Convention
* All workshops will take place at the AFCOOP Office

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY: Workshops will take place at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative located on the main floor of 5663 Cornwallis St. There will be a ramp set up over the two concrete steps leading up to our main entrance. There is a gender neutral bathroom located inside our office space.

SAFER SPACES: AFCOOP wants to ensure our visitors, members, and staff feel safe, welcome, and comfortable in our spaces, on our film sets, and at our events. We require a respectful environment at all times, and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.

We encourage anyone who experiences or witness violations of this policy to speak with identified safe volunteers or AFCOOP staff (identified by wearing safe buttons) who will address the situation, and provide support and further resources. We are striving to be survivor oriented and our response will be to support the survivor.

If you are found violating our policy, you may be asked to leave the space. If this should happen, we ask that you respect our policy and self-exclude yourself from the event. It is AFCOOP’s responsibility to follow up with persons involved in an incident, and an appointment can be made with our director Martha Cooley or a board member after the event is over.

ABOUT AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, community organization dedicated to supporting the production and presentation of independent film and moving image-based work in a collaborative, learning environment.

AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax.

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