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Get More Involved!

Are you a Film Co-op member in good standing and are interested in getting more involved with the NBFC behind the scenes? We are looking for volunteer members for our 2 committees and 8 advisory groups. Terms are for 1 year, and they run from September to August. Work on a committee or advisory group counts towards your volunteer hours. Meetings are online to be inclusive. There are guidelines for the groups who were specifically created to help the staff.

Deadline for applications is September 1. To check out the different groups: CLICK HERE

Email Membership Services!
Silver Wave Film Festival Deadline has PASSED.

Before we know it, the 2022 annual Silver Wave Film Festival will be upon us, running November 3-10 (3-6 will be in person, and virtual screenings will be available until November 10th.
Silver Wave Film Festival Website HERE
Check Out Our Members in Good Standing So Far for 2022

If renewed and new members would like bios with their names on the member's list, please email your bios to Cat at

The 2022 Members List is under the Members header link on our new website.

A new online member Cast/Crew Database is being built and will launch in several months. 

Our Members List Here
The NB Film Co-op wants YOU Back!

Cartoon by Saint John member Will Beckett

Membership renewals are due for the year for returning Film Co-op members. Pick the membership that best suits your life and schedule. We are set up on Paypal, and you can use your credit card as well on the link. Cheques mailed to us work too. We are not set up for e-transfers. 
Renew HERE
Join for the First Time HERE


Filmmaker/Co-op President Jillian Acreman

Check out our recorded workshops and last year's Silver Wave 'In conversations' and panels on our Silver Wave Youtube site below.
Recorded Workshops & In Conversations HERE

Our News!

Anyone can check out past e-news issues on our website as well as our ongoing blog articles from our e-news
E-news Archives HERE

Crew Call for Short Film Venture Film

Filmmaker: Rebecca Tremblay
Project: Good Mom (Short Film Venture Program Recipient - Sponsors: New Brunswick Film Co-op, Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture, and Telefilm Canada)
Location: Fredericton, NB 
Dates: September 2022, TBD
Filmmaker: Rebecca Tremblay

Seeking the following film crew positions to be filled on a volunteer basis for the short comedy film Good Mom being shot in September 2022:
Production Coordinator
Production Assistant
Assistant Director (1st AD)
Script Supervisor
Assistant Camera

Email Rebecca

New Member - Vladimir Filin

Vladimir Filin is a director of photography, camera operator, and camera technician. 

(VGIK) All-Russian University of Cinematography. 
Cinema studios Mosfilm – Cameraman\1AC courses.

Vladimir has shot commercials, and short films. He has a good eye for composition and lighting, and has experience with hand-held camera work. Vladimir is also an excellent colourist and can grade his content. 

Extra skills: DMX operator HOG4, Grand 

Check out Vladimir's resume here

Casting Call for Short Comedy!

Filmmaker: Rebecca Tremblay
Project: Good Mom (Short Film Venture Program Recipient - Sponsors: New Brunswick Film Co-op, Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture, and Telefilm Canada)
Location: Fredericton, NB 
Dates: September 2022, TBD

Looking for Volunteer ActorsWe are committed to diverse and inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from the BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and disabled communities. Everyone is welcome to submit!
To apply for an acting role, please email your headshot to the filmmaker Rebecca Tremblay at: and indicate which role you’d like to audition for, by August 25th. 
We will reply to your e-mail with instructions and sides to film your self-tape. Note: The ages indicated don’t have to be your real age. You just need to look that age.

Speaking Roles Available:
Gender: Male
Age: 37-55
Bearded, friendly dad. Proud New Brunswicker, lumberjack vibes.
Gender: Female Presenting
Age: 35-65
Good at her job, professional, understanding.
Gender: Male
Age: 5-8
Energetic, happy, generally well-behaved. 
Gender: Female
Age: 8-12
Tim’s daughter, outgoing, likes to have fun, very smart, figures out Riley (main character) isn’t who she says she is long before her dad.

Young Employee
Gender: Male Presenting
Age: 15-19
Teenager who works at the ice cream stand. Has an awkward exchange with Riley (main character).  
Gas Station Attendant
Gender: Any
Age: 30-55
Works at the cash register.
Teenage Girl #1
Gender: Female
Age: 11-16
Is enjoying the day playing mini golf with her best friend. Is suspicious of Riley (main character).
Teenage Girl #2
Gender: Female
Age: 11-16
Is enjoying the day playing mini golf with her best friend. Unsure of Riley (main character)'s intentions.
Man who owns an RV
Gender: Male Presenting
Age: 40-65
Relaxed man talking on the phone.
Background Roles Available:
Person in line at the gas station
Gender: Any
Age: 20-70
Mom with two kids (looking for a real family if possible)
Gender: Female
Age: 35-50
Kid 1
Gender: Any
Age: 4-11
Kid 2
Gender: Any
Age: 4-11
Gender: Male 
Age: 60-80
Gender: Female
Age: 6-12
Staff Member
Gender: Female Presenting
Age: 40-55
Email Rebecca Here
Member Updates: Brenda Malley

Poster by Gary Weekes

Brenda Malley has received funding through Bell Media to shoot an 8-episode, 8-10 minute per episode series called The Town Clown. Production will take place mainly in Oromocto over six months, one weekend per month beginning September 24th, 2022. It will air on Bell Fibe 1 in the fall of 2023. Saint John Member Brian Finlay and Drawn To It Studios have been hired to provide all technical production and post-production needs.

Brenda is still looking for extras and some child actors. If interested, contact Brenda.
Email Brenda Malley Here

2022 NB Cell Phone Film Challenge is Coming UP!

The 2022 NB Cell Phone Film Challenge is a chance to do just that and create a movie with the amazing tool you carry all the time: your cell phone! You really don’t need fancy equipment to make a film, you just need your cell phone and a story. This challenge puts everyone on a level playing field where no one has any of that fancy, expensive filmmaking stuff. It’s just you, your phone and your wild creative spirit.

Who can enter?

All residents of NB of any age can participate!

How much does it cost to enter?

It is FREE!

Is there a big red carpet event?

No…. but there is a $100 prize for the best film as selected by our panel of judges! 

How does this work?

Step 1: Put together a team of 1-3 NB residents.

Step 2: Register from July 8 until August 25 at

Step 3: On Thursday August 25 at 6:00pm you will receive an inspiration package from which to create your film and the 72 hour countdown begins.

Step 4: Write your script. Shoot it. Edit it. Upload it (link will be provided) by Sunday August 28 at 6:00pm.

Facebook Page: CLICK HERE

Click Here to Sign Up!

DGC ARC Seeking Business Agent

The DGC ARC is seeking a full-time, experienced Business Agent to work with local and national staff and the ARC Executive Board to manage collective agreement(s), manage the DGC ARC office, foster our continued growth, and both represent and serve our many Members.
As an inclusive, proactive employer, the DGC ARC encourages applications from all members of our diverse community. We offer a unique employment opportunity, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits program. 
If this sounds like the job for you or someone you know, click 
HERE for more details.
View our website with the posting 

Click Here to Read More
Jane LeBlanc Artist  Support Scholarship 

Deadline: September 1, 2022
Award: $1000 Cash Award
By Peer Jury

A cash subsidy for struggling New Brunswick artists in any creative discipline (emerging, mid-career, or seasoned).

Open to students.

‍Eligible costs: Rent, Art supplies, Food, Gas, Equipment, Online program subscriptions, Bills.

Submission Guidelines
Artist bio.
Samples of work.
Letter describing why financial assistance is needed.

Email submissions to:
Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award

Deadline: September 1, 2022
Award: $2,080.00
By Peer Jury

(for first and second time NB filmmakers).
$200 in workshops from the NBFC (2023).
$800 cash.
$1000 in equip and post services.
$80 (NBFC membership for two years).
Workshopping of winning screenplay.

Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund. 

Submission Guidelines
Submit a 4-6 page script for a short video project with small budget, including a short paragraph talking about your objectives; what the project means to you, and why the grant is essential for you

Email submissions to:
Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund Website Here
Applications open: TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute. Grow your TikTok presence, hone your storytelling skills and learn the building blocks for a successful digital career.
Details Here

2022 Demonic Brilliance Film Fest
Deadline: Open

Horror freaks & evildoers, come out, come out, wherever you are!

The Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is an international horror film festival brought to you by Creeker Films and Steam Powered Studios. As horror filmmakers ourselves, we strive to highlight the best horror films and the people who make them!

Submit Here
Canada Council Grants
More Info

Berlin Revolution Film Fest
Deadline: Aug 20

Berlin Revolution Film Festival is an annual event where we promote and celebrate films not tied to big production companies, institutions or TV stations. We look for unconventional auteur-driven films made with a personal voice and style. Simply put – we're looking for the next generation Art House!

Submit Here
Stamped Film Festival
Deadline: Aug 20
Stamped Film Festival is a multi-day festival which provides educational outreach to the Gulf Coast region, specifically Pensacola, Florida, regarding LGBTQ+ content.
Submit Here
Derby Film Fest
Deadline: Aug 20
Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and well known industry figures, Derby Film Festival is four days long.
Submit Here
artsnb Grant Deadlines!
SEPTEMBER 01: Career Development
SEPTEMBER 15: Equinox Program For Indigenous Artists
OCTOBER 01: Creation
OCTOBER 01: Documentation
artsnb website
Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund Awards coming up:
Artist Support Scholarship ($1000): September 1
Filmmaker Award ($800): September 1
Music Composer Award ($600): September 15
Check Deadlines Here

Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards
Deadline: Aug 20

The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming TV and web-series writers, as well as to empower and educate passionate and talented screenwriters still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream TV industry.

Submit Here
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