The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program
The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program

The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program

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The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program
The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program

The 2022 Reelworld E20 Program

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The 2022 Reelworld E20 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.

Applicants must be able to participate in all events which will take place virtually. Some experience in the industry is preferred. We are on the lookout for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or any Person of Colour from diverse backgrounds and perspectives which are underrepresented in today's media.

V. T. Nayani

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I am eternally grateful to Reelworld Film Festival for its support and faith in me, as a first-generation Tamil filmmaker. I've been working in the screen industries for just over 10 years now and it is only with Reelworld's nomination through the E-20 Program, that I was in the position to receive funding for my first feature drama This Place, through Telefilm Canada's Talent to Watch Program. For artists like me, who did not go to film school or follow a "traditional" path, Reelworld is a space that creates direct access for marginalized and often-excluded filmmakers to realize their dreams. I entered the program with the hopes that I could work towards making my dream of bringing this project to fruition. Through the mentorship I received, I submitted the project for consideration, which was then championed by the Reelworld team, resulting in our success in receiving funding to finally make the film.

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V. T. Nayani

Artist and Story Teller

Access to Funding

E20 Alumni qualify to apply to Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program through the Industry stream with Reelworld and if selected offers up to $250,000 for fiction feature films and $150,000 for feature length documentaries.

The E20 program provides workshops and mentorships geared towards preparing a final script.

Skills Training

Pitching Opportunities

E20 participants are given the opportunity to meet, and pitch their projects at personal, one-on-one meetings with executive producers, directors, broadcasters, funders, agents, distributors, and union reps.

E20 participants have the opportunity to network with Reelworld Producer Program participants and foster collaborative relationships with the goal to move their script into development.

Networking

Film Participants

Leanne Wang
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Leanne Wang

A Family of Three

Toronto, ON

Qaseem Fazal
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Qaseem Fazal

The Family Value

Surrey, BC

Ivan D. Ossa
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Ivan D. Ossa

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Toronto, ON

Abdullah Malik
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Abdullah Malik

Infidels

Edmonton, AB

Sina Sultani
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Sina Sultani

Trace

Vancouver, BC

Kosa Akaraiwe
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Kosa Akaraiwe

No Medals

Toronto, ON

Eva Grant
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Eva Grant

Entity

Winnipeg, MB

Shirley Yip
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Shirley Yip

Orchid Dream

Montreal, QC

Jerry Wolf
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Jerry Wolf

We Are Not The Monsters

Woodstock, ON

Emma Cheuk
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Emma Cheuk

Late Bloomer

Toronto, ON

Series Participants

Shakil Jessa
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Shakil Jessa

Bad Influence

Vancouver, BC

Mostafa Shaker
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Mostafa Shaker

Finding Farida

Vancouver, BC

Jouv Darl
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Jouv Darl

Holy Vamps

Toronto, ON

Arshad Khan
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Arshad Khan

Sana's Basement Beauty Solutions

Montreal, QC

Rabiya Mansoor
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Rabiya Mansoor

Queer Guide to Matchmaking

Toronto, ON

Meghan Swaby
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Meghan Swaby

Higher Marks

Toronto, ON

Diane Johnstone
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Diane Johnstone

Desperate Church Wives

Toronto, ON

Preeti Torul
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Preeti Torul

Demons

Toronto, ON

Mahlena Rae Johnson
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Mahlena Rae Johnson

Welcome to Elle

Toronto, ON

Daniel Foreman
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Daniel Foreman

Daughters of the Wolf

Edmonton, AB

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Canada Media Fund
Telefilm Canada
Bell Fund
Ontario Creates

Upcoming Reelworld 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.