Script Development Program
With the support of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, Telefilm Canada, and The Harold Greenberg Fund, the Atlantic International Film Festival’s Script Development Program has become one of Atlantic Canada’s most regarded professional development opportunities for emerging filmmakers. Over the course of four months, four writers have taken their feature film outlines to rough first draft scripts under the guidance of renowned Atlantic writer and director, Michael Melski.
2019 Script Pitch
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2:00PM – The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, The Admiral Room
In this exciting live event, writers pitch their first draft scripts to a room of national producers. Having trained to hone their pitching technique, the writers will compete for a $10,000 development prize, along with story editing support, to ultimately bring the winning rough draft into a polished first draft script.
2019 Projects & Participants
BREEDER - Nicole Slaunwhite
JERKY - Amy Trefry & Brent Braaten
JUNKYARD GIRLS - Katerina Bakolias
LILY - Mike Fardy