Calling all Black Female Identified Filmmakers & Media ArtIsTS!

Black Women Film! Canada wants to take you to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept 7 - 16, 2018!

Applications due August 17 @ midnight.

This fall Black Women Film! Canada is back with another amazing opportunity for Black female-identified film and media artists! As part of our ongoing ELEVATE series, we are bringing together a cohort of 14 Black women filmmakers to navigate the festival as a group and receive fully subsidized passes to the 2018 TIFF Industry Conference, with access to special industry events, networking opportunities, and select screenings during TIFF, one of the world’s premiere film festivals. 

Apply today to join us as we navigate exclusive masterclasses with some of the world’s most celebrated professional panels, industry parties, networking events, and screenings. Get ready to ‘elevate’ your career, develop a new network of collaborators, meet an incredible group of Black women content creators and rub shoulders with top industry experts from around the world.

Be a part of the new generation of Black female-identified movers and changemakers in film, television, and media arts! 

This exciting opportunity is open to emerging and mid-career Black female-identified film and media artists who have created at least one film or media arts project exhibited in a professional context*. Programming will be held during the week of the Industry Conference and on select dates throughout the Festival. Candidates must be able to commit to all dates.

Black Women Film! Canada 2018 TIFF Industry Conference and Film Festival Access created in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival

Application deadline is August 17, 2018 at midnight

Successful applicants will be notified by August 21, 2018

*candidates who have already attended the TIFF conference with Black Women Film are not eligible for this opportunity.


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Selected participants are required to participate in all activities during Black Women Film! Are you able to commit to the following dates: Sept 7 - 12 (daytime conference and some evening screenings?) *
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