Applications for the Film4Ward program’s 2022 stream of short film production funding is open. Short films are often considered the calling cards of a filmmaker’s career and, since its launch in 2018, Film4Ward has funded and supported the production of 15 PEI-made short films.
This year, emerging and professional filmmaking teams are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 of funding toward their narrative or documentary project’s production. The four successful teams will also have access to on-the-job training opportunities and workshops facilitated by FilmPEI, as well as targeted mentoring opportunities by industry professionals.
“Film4Ward has been integral to building crew capacity in PEI’s film sector,” Renee Laprise, executive director of FilmPEI, said. “It’s also helped to develop the creative visions of new and established local storytellers. We can’t wait to see what our filmmakers come up with this year.”
For a glimpse of the 2020 and 2021 productions, check out the two-minute highlight reel:
The deadline to apply for the 2022 Film4Ward stream is January 17.