CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: For the “Being Black in Halifax” program

Nova Scotia , Canada
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: For the “Being Black in Halifax” program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: For the “Being Black in Halifax” program

Nova Scotia , Canada


This program offers professional mentorship in the audiovisual production of a short film with the theme of “Being Black in Halifax.” 5 young, promising filmmakers will be guided through the many steps in audiovisual production....

...(screenwriting, directing, editing, post-production, etc.), and will create a documentary short (maximum 10 minutes). This process will be carried out under the professional tutelage of industry professionals with professional equipment and post production. Their final work will be screened at a special event of the 4th annual Halifax Black Film Festival, from Feb 28 – March 1, 2020. Filmmakers will address the issue of social integration of people from black communities in Halifax through film.

The program addresses emerging creators between 18 and 30, who are from black communities and have a passion for cinema. Potential candidates have a dream to work in the audiovisual field but have not yet had the opportunity, due to social, economic and/or cultural reasons.

Eligibility criteria:

Be between 18 and 30 (included) on the date of application.
Be from a black community.
Have demonstrated an interest in the audiovisual field and documentary filmmaking.
Have concrete career-oriented plans in the audiovisual field.
Demonstrate motivation for the program.
Be available for activities related to the program, particularly from October 2019 to March 2020.
Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Live in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Submit a video or film you made in a non-professional setting (short film, clip, video, etc.).
Submit a concrete documentary project that fits the program theme (250 words).
People who have already created, completed or directed professional videos or films are NOT eligible.

Hurry and send in your application before October 15, 2019, by clicking on the link, to have the chance to participate in this program.


Nova Scotia , Canada

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