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WorkPrint — July 2021

IN THIS ISSUE Director’s Report: One New Year by Martha Cooley Short: AFCOOP Year in Review by Henry Colin Feature: Kevin Hartford and the Weekend Feature

WorkPrint — The HIFF Edition

IN THIS ISSUE Short: HIFF 15th Anniversary Video Feature: 15 Years of HIFF by Gen Oliver Screen Memories with Henry Colin The Shot List Calls, Grants,

WorkPrint — May 2021

IN THIS ISSUE Short: On Set With The Year Long Boulderby Iain MacLeod + Josh Fifield Feature: Practicing Imperfectby Evan BowerScreen Memorieswith Gen Oliver The Shot

WorkPrint — April 2021

IN THIS ISSUE Director’s Report by Martha Cooley Short: Self Portrait by Molly Bowes Feature: A Vengeful Path to Feminist Righteousness by Tara Thorne Screen

WorkPrint — March 2021

IN THIS ISSUE Director’s Reportby Martha Cooley Short: Self Portraitby Sylvia Mok Feature: An Oral History of Wormwood’s Cinemaby Evan BowerScreen Memorieswith Samira Eblaghi The

WorkPrint — February 2021

IN THIS ISSUE Director’s Report: WorkPrint Is Back!by Martha CooleyFeature: Greenhouse Arthouseby Evan BowerScreen Memorieswith Iain MacLeod The Shot ListCalls, Grants, Opportunities WORKPRINT IS BACK!

AFCOOP Filmmakers Job Board

AFCOOP’s brand new Filmmakers Job Board launches next week! Before it goes live, we’d love to invite you to submit a job posting in advance

AFCOOP New Member Connect

AFCOOP is looking for existing Full and Lifetime Members to volunteer to welcome new members through our New Member Connect initiative! Like any organization, when

FILM 5 — Call for Applicants

Nova Scotia’s renowned training opportunity for emerging filmmakers. Deadline for applications: Monday September 20th, 2021 11:59PM The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative invites emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers

Filmmaking with Plants

Saturday, August 7th, 2021 (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM) (Rain date: August 14th) Registration: $20 AFCOOP members, $25 non-members REGISTER HERE Make films with the


July 22 @ 6:30 PM on Zoom REGISTER HERE This year’s Annual General Meeting is coming up on July 22 at 6:30pm! Similar to our

Summer Programs Assistant – Job Call

Deadline for Applications: May 17th, 5pm, 2021Time-line: 13 weeks June – Aug. 2021 (dates are flexible)Hours: part-time (approximately 21hrs / week)Pay: $6,500 flat rate for

AFCOOP Spring GM 2021

Please join AFCOOP staff, board and membership for our Spring GM, Apr. 22nd @ 6:30pm on Zoom. At this meeting, staff will provide updates on what AFCOOP has been up to


Last summer, AFCOOP received a large equipment donation from a veteran filmmaker in the community. The donation included lighting, camera, sound, and other miscellaneous film

WorkPrint — July 2022

In this month’s WorkPrint, we get part two of Lulu Keating’s essay on making CITY SURVIVAL, hear from Abner on analogue’s best open secret, and remember our friend Michael Wohlfahrt.

WorkPrint — June 2022

The first time I heard about the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative was when I was going to Ryerson in 1977. That private screening in the crowded offices of the co-op changed my life forever. It was as simple as that.

WorkPrint — May 2022

In this issue, Sylvia Mok talks about her upcoming short Good Grief, the first film made through the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival’s Open Field Grant.

WorkPrint — April 2022

The writer, director, and occasional actor Stephanie Joline lived the local filmmaker’s dream this spring: In April, her feature film Night Blooms had a two-week run at Cineplex Park Lane.

WorkPrint — February 2022

If you’ve seen something filmed in Nova Scotia in the past five years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Koumbie. The Halifax actor and director has been a regular presence in TV shows like Mr. D and Diggstown, and appeared in local features from Black Cop to Bone Cage to Tin Can. But for the moment, Koumbie’s focus is squarely behind the camera—she’s just weeks away from shooting her debut feature, Bystanders.

WorkPrint — January 2022

Sure, we all know New Year’s resolutions can be hokey, but what this month’s feature boldly proposes is: maybe they don’t have to be?

In late December, we put the call out to local filmmakers to hear what they hope to accomplish, attempt or leave behind in their filmmaking practices this year.

WorkPrint — November 2021

Rose Schoonhoven can’t really be sure when the need to film is going to strike. Sometimes it’s planned months in advance after meticulous location tracking, other times it emerges impromptu when she happens upon a patch of particularly striking lupins.

WorkPrint — October 2021

In this month’s WorkPrint, we dig into the lineup of this year’s Hellifax Horror Fest with Angus Swantee and get Halloween film recommendations from horror aficionados Nicole Steeves and Struan Sutherland!

WorkPrint — September 2021

In this month’s WorkPrint, DP Kevin A. Fraser tells us about his time shooting TIN CAN, fresh off its FIN award win for Best Atlantic Cinematography. Plus AFCOOP’s Abner Collette takes us through the trade-offs of 1080p vs. 4K!

AFCOOP Films at FIN!

Last week, the folks at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announced the lineup for this year’s edition, which will hit town September 16–23 and take place both online and in an honest-to-goodness theatre. The program features over 30 films from AFCOOP members (!), including six shorts created through our FILM 5 program.