Situated in historic downtown St. John’s, The Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative (NIFCO) is an association of independent filmmakers.

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Our members originate and execute film projects using NIFCO equipment and facilities. There is a strong emphasis on sharing experiences and providing assistance to first time filmmakers.

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Exciting news! NIFCO is offering an 8 part (1-2 evening sessions per week) Documentary Class starting July 28th and running to Sept 4th. Exact Class dates to follow. The instructor for this course will be filmmaker Brad Gover.

BIO – Brad Gover makes dramatic films, documentaries, and interactive media. As co-founder of Mad Mummer Media, his producing credits include Bubble Dancers (2014), an interactive documentary for the National Film Board of Canada that explores the lives of ten people who work in the dish pits of St. John’s and reveals the human existence behind this so-called dead-end job, as well as The Needle and the Damage Undone (2012), a television documentary produced in association with CBC that investigates the impact harm reduction has on the lives of people who use injection drugs in Newfoundland and Labrador. More recently, he directed a follow-up to that documentary, Sister Morphine (2014), which is about Newfoundland nurses who siphon drugs from the provincial healthcare system to feed their personal addictions. Brad is currently in post-production on Away From Everywhere (2016), a feature film based on Chad Pelley’s novel, directed by Justin Simms. He also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for NIFCO, the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative and is a former President of the Nickel Independent Film Festival.

See attached Course Outline for more detail.

Course Fee is $225.00 for the 8 part course.

Please contact Anna Petras – Program Director – NIFCO at to register.


Happy 40th Anniversary to us!!! NIFCO officially turns 40 this year and we have a great line-up of screenings, exhibits, classes and PARTIES coming up to celebrate – stay tuned!

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Wednesday, August 12th
7 pm

Over the past 40 years, NIFCO has provided the support for up and coming filmmakers to tell their stories. Celebrate the art of storytelling with a series of short film such as as When Ponds Freeze Over (1998, 24 min), by Mary Lewis and Punch Up at a Wedding (2006, 17 min) by Justin Simms.

TICKETS  $10.00 and $7.50 for Rooms members