TIFF Filmmaker Lab brings together some of the world’s most promising filmmaking talent during the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Over a four-day period, selected participants learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers and guests, deepening their industry understanding and empowering them to move forward with their projects. Past mentors and speakers include: Julie Dash, Jane Campion, Juliette Binoche, Jim Stark, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Ivan Reitman, Atom Egoyan, Sandra Oh, Darren Aronofsky, Lone Scherfig, Mia Hansen-Løve, Claire Denis, Agnieszka Holland, Jia Zhangke, Wim Wenders, Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay, Cassian Elwes and Jean-Marc Vallée.
Applications are now closed. We thank all who applied.
IMPORTANT: TIFF Filmmaker Lab does not cover travel costs for selected participants. Transportation, including flights, train rides, etc. are the responsibility of the participants. Upon request, where visas are required for participating filmmakers, TIFF will use its best efforts to assist with the visa process. Should the selected participants reside more than 50km outside of the City of Toronto, TIFF Filmmaker Lab will provide up to five nights of accommodation in a downtown hotel.
TIFF Filmmaker Lab focuses on narrative storytelling and filmmaking.
Questions? Contact us at 416-599-8433 ext 2407 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.