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TIFF Talent Accelerator is a programme that provides year-round mentorship to a select group of women who are emerging producers, directors, and screenwriters in Canada. A shortlist of candidates, created through an internal nomination system from TIFF’s network of industry contacts and alumni, will be presented to a committee that will select six outstanding women: two producers, two directors, and two screenwriters. With the goal of fast-tracking careers and projects, TIFF Industry will provide programming to spur artistic, professional, and project development.

This opportunity is made possible by generous donations to TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign.

What’s Included

  • Expedited acceptance into our Writers’ Studio or Filmmaker Lab programmes, or market support for an international market, depending on the participant’s profession
  • A $2,000 stipend, paid in instalments, provided in partnership with Netflix
  • Mentorship from TIFF’s programming teams and expert guests
  • Complimentary access to the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Complimentary access to the Festival Industry Conference, Business Centre, and Delegate Resources
  • Access to year-round Industry events during the period of the programme
  • Access to films screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the programme
  • Access to TIFF’s renowned Film Reference Library and archival collection

Although we are not soliciting applications, we are accepting emails from creators looking to promote their eligibility.

If you think the above information applies to you, please email your bio or resume to industry@tiff.net.