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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.
Reelworld Market Ready
Market Ready provides Reelworld delegates with training, prep and access to key markets such as TIFF, Prime Time, Cannes Film Festival, Banff World Media Festival, Content Canada and Content London. These markets open doors to forge deals, build new relationships that lead to development, and help attendees gain visibility in an industry where who you know matters.
The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program
The Reelworld Emerging 20 is tailored to support writers and is streamed into two specific areas: Series and Film. Ten Candidates will be chosen for each stream. The Candidates will be taken through a part-time 6 month program to polish screenplays into a final draft. The E20 program wraps up in September with one-on-one pitch sessions designed to hone their pitching skills and develop their network. The program offers an excellent opportunity to work with story editors and industry professionals who help guide the writing process and share industry insights into the Canadian screen industry.
Meridian Artists Apprenticeship
The Meridian Artists Apprenticeship program returns for its 3rd year. This hands-on opportunity offers a 4-week paid mentorship-training, where the participant will see first hand how a service agency functions. Through a combination of assignments, shadowing of client and business affairs interactions, and one-on-one meetings with senior- level Agency team members, the apprentice will experience what it is like to be a Talent Agent.
Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program
The Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program is a training initiative for Black casting directors, agents, managers, and producers in Canada. This first of its kind program provides transformational business advisory services, training, paid apprenticeship, capital investment, and networking opportunities.
Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events
June 5-8 l 7PM
Community Film Screening
Join us June 5-8 for a night of community as we explore the changing neighbourhoods around us. Through the power of film we will spark conversations about how we can support each other during these uncertain times.
We will screen the short film On the Fence and the feature-length film Unarmed Verses, followed by an informal discussion about important topics such as housing, home ownership and community. Our moderator Sapphire Woods will lead the discussion, which will also feature a special guest from your community!
Take advantage of this FREE event, connect with your neighbours, and learn from each other. We hope to see you there. Refreshments will be provided.
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