The Fabienne Colas Foundation is launching a call for applications for its program “Youth and Diversity”, in collaboration with the Halifax Black Film Festival.

This program, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, offers professional mentorship in the production of a short film with the theme of “Being Black in Halifax.” Filmmakers will address the issue of social integration of people from black communities in Halifax through film.

5 young, promising filmmakers will be guided through the many steps in audiovisual production from screenwriting, directing and editing to post-production and more, with the end goal being to create the very own documentary short. This process will be carried out under the professional tutelage of filmmaker Juanita Peters with professional equipment from AFCOOP (Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative). The participants’ final work will be screened at a special event of the 3rd Halifax Black Film Festival, presented by TD from March 1 to 3, 2019.

The program addresses emerging creators between 18 and 30 who live in the Halifax Regional Municipality, 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. The deadline for submission is November 23, 2018.

Find out more and APPLY HERE!