Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative presents: ‘LANGUAGES OF NOVA SCOTIA SCREENING’
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Languages of Nova Scotia short films, is a film training initiative celebrating language diversity in Nova Scotia, presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP). As part of the program short films were made in Farsi, French, Gaelic (Scottish), Maritime Sign Language/American Sign Language, and Mi’kmaq.
The filmmakers and their films are:
- “The Party” by Jinos Akhtarkhavari (Farsi)
- “L’Acteur” by Jana Doiron (French)
- “Slighe Agnais/A Journey for Agnes” by Jenny MacKenzie (Gaelic)
- “Return Flight” by Suzan Oram (Maritime/American Sign Language
- “Apija’simk” by Trevor Gould (Mi’kmaw)
The films were all made last summer (2018), across Nova Scotia. This is a FREE admission event.
Languages of Nova Scotia was funded through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Province of Nova Scotia.
AFCOOP is an accessible member-run centre for the production and presentation of creative films. We offer an e-newsletter, two web sites, socials, screenings, festivals, and volunteer opportunities in a collaborative, learning environment that acts as a resource centre for media artists where people can meet, network, view films, and exchange ideas. AFCOOP also has the most accessible film production equipment and facilities in Nova Scotia, providing our members and the public with access to a wide range of equipment and facilities at reasonable rates, 24-hours a day.
We are a registered charity with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our use of peer assessments for grant and program applications strengthens the quality of our decision-making, our engagement in professional arts practitioners, as well as our relevance and responsiveness. Innovation and creative control are the most important considerations when AFCOOP awards financial grants and program entrances.
Our organization’s core activities are film production programs, workshops, and screenings, including the 16mmOne Minute Film Program, the 35 mm FILM 5, the Filmmaker In Residence Program, and the Open Grants Program. These activities serve filmmakers and media artists at all experience levels and all ages, including under-served and Aboriginal artists through various outreach programs. AFCOOP also offers dynamic programs for artists of other disciplines to try filmmaking for the first time, and we provide outreach programs to develop new audiences and new artists. AFCOOP annually presents one of the largest slates of film workshops in Canada, covering a myriad of topics, and our film training programs are some of the most comprehensive in the country. Our screening presentations are diverse, challenging, and engaging.
Artistic development and expression and the pursuit of excellence and innovation is at the heart of AFCOOP. Media artists at all levels of development receive funding, equipment, training and education, and professional presentation opportunities through AFCOOP. Our staff works to create opportunities so that filmmakers can control more of the process of creating and screening artistic and challenging films of exceptional quality.