TIFF is excited to announce the launch of TIFF Series Accelerator at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. This programme will offer tailored mentorship for four emerging Canadian series-creator teams from under-represented communities to refine their pitches and develop a business plan for their projects.
The one-day mentorship intensive will have two priorities: refining the pitch and project materials with mentorship from a pitch coach and industry professionals; and developing ideas and strategies for finding international partners and moving projects forward. Teams will receive guidance on topics such as:
These meetings will feed into developing a business strategy so that participants can use the remainder of the Festival to identify and pitch to partners, and further develop their project.
Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents:
Please note: TIFF’s Industry team takes applicants’ confidentiality seriously and will ensure that submitted materials (excluding headshots and bios) are not shared with any third parties without the owners’ explicit consent. The material will be downloaded by the TIFF Industry team and the selection committee.