The Micki Moore Residency programme was established to elevate and support women who are outstanding Canadian feature-film screenwriters. Each year, one writer will be provided with the opportunity to work and be mentored in the heart of Toronto’s dynamic downtown district, so they may develop their feature-film screenplay. A jury of leading screen-industry professionals will decide the winner. The Residency began as a five-year initiative in 2018, and is being generously supported by Toronto-based actor, journalist, and author Micki Moore, in response to TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign.
Sarah Gadon (Canada) is an award-winning actress and producer. Her passion and dedication to cinema began as a Film Theory student at The University of Toronto. Her body of work is distinguished by its commitment to working with auteur filmmakers. Gadon is known for her work in Mary Harron’s highly acclaimed Netflix limited series Alias Grace. She has received critical recognition for her starring roles in films such as David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars, Cosmopolis and A Dangerous Method, Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, Amma Asante’s Belle, Xavier Dolan’s The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan, and Lawrence Levine’s Black Bear. Gadon most recently served on the Competition Jury at the 78th Venice Film Festival and also as a juror for the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural 2020 Amplify Voices Award. Gadon’s upcoming films include Michael Mann’s Ferrari and Carly Stone’s North of Normal, which will premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.