We are Creating Access and Inclusion.

The Reelworld Screen Institute provides year-round initiatives, programs, and events to foster professional development for our Canadian racially diverse talent, to deepen their artistic practice, and to strengthen this creative community and network.

We create more opportunities by focusing on the research, advocacy, policy, and infrastructure changes needed within our industry and government.

Reelworld Institute is working to increase the number of Canadian decision-makers who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, or People of Colour. When we have real representation at high levels, we will be able to create a more level playing field.

Events

Her Frame Matters: Reelworld Town Hall

5PM EST | Apr 13

Her Frame Matters: Reelworld Town Hall

Reelworld Screen Institute presents #HerFrameMatters - a series of programs focused on the depiction of Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian and Women of Colour on Canadian screen. We are excited to invite you to an in-person town hall with Access Reelworld members from Ontario who identify as women on April 13, 2022. We want to hear your thoughts and receive your input on gaps that need to be addressed in the creation of the Reelworld Protocol Guideline - a guideline for industry creatives, producers and executives to identify how various steps in the film and TV business, can contribute to the authentic portrayal of racially diverse women. #HerFrameMatters is supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

May 17 | 1PM EST

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

Reelworld Screen Institute presents Her Frame Matters - a series of programs focused on the depiction of Black, Indigenous, Asian and Women of Colour on Canadian screen. In the first installment of events, we are excited to host a webinar with showrunners of a series featuring a major character who is Indigenous, Black, Asian or a Woman of Colour. Join us on May 17 at 1:00pm EST with R.T. Thorne (Utopia Falls), Mary Galloway (Querencia), Joseph Kay (Transplant) and more on the role of a showrunner in the shaping of a character who is Black, Indigenous, or a Woman of Colour.

Reelworld Emerging 20 Program

Reelworld Emerging 20 Program

Reelworld Emerging 20 (E20) Program has been redesigned. The program has been tailored to support writers and will be streamed into two specific areas: Series and Film. Ten Candidates will be chosen for each stream. The Candidates will be taken through an intense 3-month program to create or polish their idea into a script draft. You will work with story editors and industry professionals who will help guide you through the process and share industry insights into the Canadian screen industry.