Participants will learn about distribution, dissemination and marketing for short films through social media, film festivals and video-sharing websites.
Price: $40/50 (AFCOOP members / non-members)
Instructor: Nelson MacDonald
Nelson MacDonald is a Halifax-based producer and programmer. His short films have screened across Canada and internationally at festivals including TIFF, VIFF, Festival du Noveau Cinema, Whistler Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, and Stockholm International Film Festival. His first short film, Rhonda's Party won CBC's Short Film Faceoff and was named to TIFF's Top Ten Canadian Shorts. Nelson was also an associate producer of the Claude Jutra award winning feature film Blackbird. He has attended many of the world's premiere festivals including TIFF, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, and the Worldwide Short Film Festival. In 2013, he joined the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival as coordinator and programmer.