Aspiring Canadian filmmakers wanting to put some industry training under their belt can apply as part of a program offered by Winnipeg-based Canada’s National Screen Institute (NSI).
The program prepares filmmaking teams for production through customized, intensive training and mentoring with industry professionals. It aims to help filmmakers hone their script while also understanding the business aspects of feature film development.
The teams chosen for the program are not required to pay tuition fees or relocate and, after initial training, learning opportunities are developed close to home.
Up to four teams are chosen for this 10-month, three-phase program and are selected based on the strength of their film concepts and the potential development and packaging of their film projects. The curriculum includes script and story development, market research, legal requirements, pitching, financing, distribution as well as marketing and sales training.
Teams must apply here with a feature film script by 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.