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New Enhanced Filmmaking Skills & Techniques Course is now Accepting Applications

Enhanced Filmmaking Skills & Techniques Program Fall 2016 (3 Month Term)

We are excited to announce our next intake for our Enhanced Filmmaking Skills & Techniques Course is now accepting applications for our Fall Term. In partnership with Red River College we are scheduled to begin classes October 3rd. Deadline for applications is September 12, apply early. You can seek funding with third party band sponsors, employment & training programs, and other available funding opportunities. 

You will work with film industry experts and professionals that make up our teaching faculty with years of experience and accomplishments. Learn the film industry as a producer, director, writer, actor; study the techniques of film management, scouting, casting, budgeting, scriptwriting. Learn how to be a technical with video and audio equipment, learn to edit and manage digital media. The potential is endless, even get first hand guidance from ABFI President & Founder Adam Beach. 

Apply soon! Click on the image above to begin your application process!  For more information or questions, email us at: abfilminstitute@gmail.com

Telefilm Canada announces 18 Micro-Budget Production Program finalists for 2016-2017

Montreal, June 16, 2016—Telefilm Canada today announced the 18 finalists, representing all regions of the country, for the Micro-Budget Production Program for 2016-2017. Telefilm also announced that the Talent Fund, a private donation fund, is financing 77% of the Program this year, thanks in particular to numerous donors and principal partners Bell Media and Corus Entertainment. Technicolor is also continuing to offer free digital distribution encoding to finalists.

Hartley T. Richardson, Chair of the Talent Fund Advisory Committee, stated: “Investing in emerging talent means investing in innovation, creativity and passion. Members of the advisory committee witnessed this when they recently met with the teams behind two projects funded through the Program, Cardinal and The Space Between. We were tremendously impressed by their vision and engagement. The Talent Fund provides Canadians with a unique opportunity to support homegrown talent and realize that their investments have a profound impact.”

Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, added: “The Micro-Budget Production Program shows that Canada’s new generation of filmmakers is diversified. After the success achieved at both Canadian and foreign film festivals by Christian Sparkes (Cast No Shadow), Julie Lambert (Un film de chasse de filles), Kyle Thomas (The Valley Below), Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy (The Editor), Suzanne Crocker (All the Time in the World) as well as Aboriginal filmmakers Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Le dep) and Adam Garnet Jones (Fire Song), it’s worth noting that two films funded through the Program will be screened at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival: The Devout (Connor Gaston) and The Space Between (Amy Jo Johnson).”

This is the fourth annual round of projects in the Micro-Budget Production Program. The Program supports emerging filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films and emphasizes the use of digital platforms and developing the films’ potential for distribution and audience engagement. Project budgets are capped at $250,000.

Three of the projects for the fiscal year are by filmmakers from official-language minority communities and two are Aboriginal projects. For the first time, Web content was an eligible format; four narrative works created especially for digital distribution are funded by the Program.


Board of Directors

ABFI Board of Directors welcomes you to the Adam Beach Film Institute website. We encourage you to explore our site, and the Adam Beach Foundation website. We are also available on Twitter & Facebook. Thank you for your interest in the Adam Beach Film Institute.


New INTAKE Class scheduled for October 3-December 10. Stay tuned for details and official announcements

ABFI would like to welcome Jurgen Valiquette as a member of the Board of the Directors. His years of work in the communications & publishing business will be an asset to our development team.

Our dream & vision is solidifying a positive future, A new redesigned website is in the works. Stay tuned! Have a great Summer season! 


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