The TIFF–CBC Films Screenwriter Award will provide $15,000 to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature-film screenplay, supporting them to develop their project. The Award is open to experienced screenwriters who are from equity-deserving communities, women, and/or persons with a disability. Applicants must have a writer or director credit on a feature film that has been presented at one of this Award’s recognized festivals. Our commitment is to fund the development of high-quality productions that reflect, represent, and reframe diverse perspectives through character-driven stories at the centre of the Canadian experience.
The winner of the 2022 Award was Boris Rodriguez, for his screenplay Zoila and Andy.
Eligible applicants must:
The Award is open to experienced screenwriters who are from equity-deserving communities, women, and/or persons with a disability.
Submissions must be original works in English, written solely by the applicant. Adaptations of books, plays, or magazine articles are eligible, provided the applicant has secured the necessary legal rights. There is a limit of one submission per applicant.
In order to be considered for the Award, the applicant must submit all of the materials listed below via the online application by 11:59pm EST on January 9, 2023
Applicants should carefully read the Terms and Conditions set out on the application form on FilmFreeway and abide by these.
Thank you for your interest. Applications for 2023 have now closed.
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