APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 3rd ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN FILM! CANADA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & TIFF ACCESS PASS - Due July 26 @ midnight
Black Women Film! Canada announces the
2nd Annual BWF Leadership Program
in partnership with
Toronto International Film Festival and National Film Board of Canada!
Application deadline is Aug 25, 2017 @ 5 pm.
Successful applicants will be notified by Aug 28th
To register please go to
Website : http://www.blackwomenfilm.ca/apply/
LAUNCH & FILM FESTIVAL
September 7 – 17, 2017
TIFF Industry Conference, Black House Networking Event & Festival Screenings
October 28 – November 10, 2017
Location : TIFF Bell Lightbox and National Film Board of Canada
(Toronto) August 4, 2017 - Announcing the launch of the 2nd Annual Black Women Film! Leadership Program (blackwomenfilm.ca), created by Black Women Film! Canada in partnership with TIFF®, National Film Board of Canada and other industry partners with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Now in it’s second year and one of the only programs of its kind, the Black Women Film! leadership 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 10, 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.
CHECK OUT THE LAUNCH PHOTOS! 40 Canadian Black Women Filmmakers and media Artists came together on Friday, April 29 for the inaugural launch and opening workshop of the Black Women Film! Leadership Program. 15 participants were selected from 35 applications for this new program supporting the development of emerging Black women filmmakers of all ages. Program runs May 21 - 31
The first of its kind, the Black Women Film! leadership program will offer emerging women filmmakers and media artists of Canadian African diaspora, the opportunity to forward their careers in filmmaking, documentary storytelling and media arts through in depth workshops and mentorship with Black women industry leaders from the film, television and media arts sector.