Film 4Ward Program


FILM 4WARD 2020/21  IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS . (see links below for more information) NOTE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 7, 2020!!!

Check out info on the 2018/19 projects in our NEWSLETTER.

FilmPEI is excited to announce the 2020/21 iteration of the Film 4Ward program, an incubator program for film production and skill capacity building for both emerging and mid-career filmmakers.  Leveraging industry expertise across PEI and Canada, participants will be trained by industry professionals through a series of workshops and job shadowing opportunities. Four filmmaking teams will be chosen in a juried process and given funding and support to complete their films.

The Film 4Ward program was designed to develop talent and content from emerging to mid-career PEI filmmakers to make them more competitive at a national and international level and forward the creative careers of these filmmakers in a meaningful and strategic way. From this program, creators will have calling card films they can use to enter international festival circuit/digital distribution and help them move their career forward to larger budget projects including feature films.

NEW FOR 2021

1.  Due to volume of production and lack of crew during peak production times, Film 4Ward is discouraging the submission of FICTION projects that are obviously in need of shooting during the high season (May – September). PLEASE ENSURE YOUR FICTION SCRIPT CAN BE SHOT IN THE OFF SEASON.

For those submitting DOCUMENTARY projects there will be more leeway for spring production due to the lower number of crew required. But filmmakers must still adhere to the delivery deadline.

2. Due to foreseeable Covid 19 restrictions, working with directors not living on the Island and hiring crew that live outside the Atlantic bubble is not encouraged.

3. For 2021 only, Film 4Ward will allow past Film 4Ward producer/director
currently living on PEI to apply for this year’s competition.

4. Productions will be required to have Covid 19 Operational Plans and work
within the Provincial protocols at the time of shooting.

The  Film 4Ward  WINTER WORKSHOPS will be announced on an on going basis.


Film 4Ward Guidelines

Film 4Ward Application

Film 4Ward Budget Template

Film 4Ward Frequently Asked Questions

The following videos are from year 1 and will be updated soon but until then these are still fairly relevant.

Film 4Ward VIDEO Presentation for Emerging Applicants 

Film 4Ward VIDEO Presentation for Mid-Career Applicants (note: video’s slate is wrong)

Film 4Ward is funded by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture through Innovation PEI and the Culture Action Plan, with additional funding provided by Telefilm Canada and CBC.