Errol Williams Filmmaker Award

March 1, 2023

Background: Errol Williams was a pioneer and award-winning international filmmaker who was introduced to filmmaking at the NB Film Co-op in the late 1980s. He produced dramas and documentaries. After his untimely death in 2007, a special award was set up in his honour by his friends, past NB Film Co-op President Chris Campbell, and long-time Film Co-op ED Tony Merzetti in partnership with the NB Film Co-op.

Award Breakdown:

$400 cash from Errol Williams Fund

$300 cash from the NB Film Co-op

$400 cash from the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund

$700 equipment deferral

Eight professional development workshops.


Creation of short dramas or documentaries 10 minutes or less.

Eligible applicants: New Brunswick residents who are black and people of colour.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants are asked to submit the following materials by email (Word or PDF documents):

Treatment for story or Script


Director's Statement

Crew/Cast list

Production plan

Applicants bio or background

Email: for assistance.