JL Errol Williams Filmmaker Award

August 1, 2024
$2200 (cash and in-kind services)

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.

$500 cash from the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund (for film mentor).

$800 in-kind (equipment).

$200 in-kind (10 professional development workshops).


Creation of short dramas, video poems or documentaries 10 minutes or less.

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

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

Applicant's bio or background: Tell us who you are.
Treatment for story or Script: Tell us your story.
Director's Statement: Why do you want to do this project, why is it important to you? 

Email: catmaryleblanc@gmail.com for assistance or to inquire and submit.