The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program
The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

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The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program
The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

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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.

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

Leanne Wang

A Family of Three

Toronto, ON

Qaseem Fazal

Qaseem Fazal

The Family Value

Surrey, BC

Jerry Wolf

Jerry Wolf

We Are Not The Monsters

Woodstock, ON

Abdullah Malik

Abdullah Malik

Infidels

Edmonton, AB

Sina Sultani

Sina Sultani

Trace

Vancouver, BC

Eva Grant

Eva Grant

Entity

Winnipeg, MB

Emma Cheuk

Emma Cheuk

Late Bloomer

Toronto, ON

Shirley Yip

Shirley Yip

Orchid Dream

Montreal, QC

Kosa Akaraiwe

Kosa Akaraiwe

No Medals

Toronto, ON

Ivan D. Ossa

Ivan D. Ossa

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Toronto, ON

Series Participants

Shakil Jessa
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Shakil Jessa

Bad Influence

Vancouver, BC

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

Jouv Darl
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Jouv Darl

Holy Vamps

Toronto, ON

Rabiya Mansoor
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Rabiya Mansoor

Queer Guide to Matchmaking

Toronto, ON

Daniel Foreman
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Daniel Foreman

Daughters of the Wolf

Edmonton, AB

Arshad Khan
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Arshad Khan

Sana's Basement Beauty Solutions

Montreal, QC

Mostafa Shaker
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Mostafa Shaker

Finding Farida

Vancouver, BC

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

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Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events

NABET Info Session #2: Props

NABET Info Session #2: Props

Reelworld is partnering with NABET 700-M UNIFOR to provide an in-depth understanding of how to join various below-the-line departments within the screen industry. In continuation of series of webinars, join Michelle Braham, Property Manager, and explore the world of Props. This discussion will cover different roles and responsibilities that exist within the Props Department and what a typical day on set might look like. The session will also cover the pathway to working on sets in film and television, how to get unionized, as well as information about NABET apprenticeships. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

#herframematters

#herframematters

After almost a year of behind the scenes research, this panel reveals Reelworld Foundation’s industry wide analysis of how racialized women are perceived and received in Canadian Media in front and behind the screen. #HERFRAMEMATTERS hopes to identify systemic barriers and stereotypical depictions of women and develop a Protocol Guideline that can be used by producers, distributors, and industry professionals to make a monumental change in the landscape. By attending this panel, you will learn more about the research from the team behind the scenes and discover how you add meaningful contributions to this study.