Our free Industry Panels create networking and professional development opportunities for emerging and BIPOC filmmakers and storytellers. 

2019 Industry Panels

Our focus in 2019 will be on Writers, Filmmakers, Shadowing/Mentorship, and Kid’s and Family Content Creation. Held from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Toronto Reference Library, Reelworld Industry Panels create networking and professional development opportunities for emerging and underrepresented filmmakers and storytellers. Each panel features prominent BIPOC industry leaders and gives audience members the opportunity to ask questions and facilitate discussions with the artists. Participants will be able to sit in on insightful discussions, while also getting the chance to participate and network with panelists.

Sponsored by Telefilm, Ontario Creates and the Writer's Guild of Canada

Reelworld Industry Panels

Friday October 18th 1-6pm   Toronto Reference Library

How Writers and their agents build a strong relationship

If you are interested in being in a writing room, then getting an agent is crucial. Once you have that agent, you want to make sure you’re both on the same page. Learn how to pick a good agent for you and how to best communicate with your agent. Find out how best to strengthen that relationship, work together, and achieve both your goals. 

Join us for a very special case study with Sedna Fiati as we take a deep dive into the production of Gloria Ui Young Kim’s feature debut, Queen of the Morning Calm, a film about a Korean sex worker trying to make ends meet while dealing with her rambunctious daughter.

Telefilm Case study -

"Queen of the morning calm"

Come Shadow Me: Mentorship and shadowing in the Industry

Shadowing is a great way to learn your craft from the inside out - but how does one get a foot in the door?

The Lucrative business of Kids and family content creation

The newly launched DHX-CMF Kids and Family Development program is bringing funding to projects in a genre that has decreased over the years. This panel brings together top-level leaders in children’s programming to discuss these challenges.

Adapting to A career in tv

Are you interested in transitioning into a career in television? The Adapting to a Career in TV panel hosts Directors, Writers and Filmmakers who have made the jump from music videos, theatre, short and feature films to directing broadcast television series. Join in for an in depth conversation discussion how each made their transition.

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REELWORLD Industry Podcasts

Learn from those who have done it all! These podcasts focus on FILMMAKERS, WRITERS, FUNDING, and THE PITCH. 

The LeaP

What does it take to breakthrough to the next level? Join Charles Officer, Cory Bowles, and Joyce Wong as they share what allowed them to leap from shorts to first feature, from shorts to directing TV, and from directing Canadian TV to US TV.  Moderated by Film and Industry Programming Manager Allison Wilson-Forbes.

Pitch & Fund

A very special case study with Dan Lyon, Telefilm Regional Feature Film Executive for Ontario and Nunavut, Lenin Sivam (writer/director), Warren Sinnathamby and Raji Nair  (producers) about the development of Roobha, the first Canadian feature to explore a young transgender Tamil’s experience.

The Showrunner

Showrunners truly are the creative force driving a television series.   Join Producer Joan Jenkinson as she talks with three vibrant Showrunners and Creators on the scene today: Marsha Greene (Mary Kills People, The Mighty Quinns); Ins Choi (Kim’s Convenience); and Samantha Wan (Second Jen).

The LeaP

Industry Programming Coordinator Andy Marshall talks with Inspirit Foundation, the OAC, Ontario Creates and the Toronto Arts Council about new Funding Programs; developments and trends from a funder’s perspective; tips for grant applications; and how to stay informed of funding opportunities.

Reelworld Film Festival
20 Richmond Street East

suite 600  Ontario, 

M5C 2R9