Announcing the launch of the 2nd Annual Black Women Film! Leadership Program.

This one of kind program will once again offer emerging women filmmakers and media artists of African diaspora, the opportunity to forward their careers in film and media arts through in depth industry workshops and mentorship with Black women industry leaders from the film, television and media arts sector. This year’s program will offer a range of hands-on presentation on dramatic storytelling in film, directing, producing and fund development, production management, script writing, cinematography, experimental media arts practices, plus transmedia and web series development.

The Black Women Film! program will be hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox and the National Film Board Head Office from October 28 – November 8, 2017. The program will be held on weekends and evenings and offer small group mentorship from award winning writers, directors and producers; plus meetings with funders and broadcasters and the opportunity for participants to screen work at the Carlton cinemas as part of an exciting new partnership with Reel Girl Talk (November 8, 2017). 

Prior to the leadership intensive, this years fully subsidized program includes tickets to the TIFF Industry Conference, Black House Foundation events, networking opportunities and select screenings during the festival.

Application deadline is Aug 25, 2017 @ 5 pm.
Successful applicants will be notified by Aug 28th

Participants must be available for all scheduled dates.

Note : Successful applicants have prior training in film and/or media arts and not be currently enrolled in a film training program.


September 7, 2017 : Participants Meet & Greet (lunch hour)

September 8 - 13 : TIFF Industry Conference (day time). Black House Foundation events and select screenings (specific times and days will be

October 28 - November 10, 2017 : Black Women Film Leadership Program (evenings & weekends)


While Black Women Film! is heavily subsidized, there is nominal participation fee of $40 CDN. We can work with applicants to pay in instalments if need be. Travel expenses and accomodation is not included. Food is provided during workshop sessions in October and November. For further questions please do not hesitate to contact:

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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 - 13 (daytime conference and some evening screenings?), October 28 - Nov 8 (evenings and all day weekends). *