TIFF runs tailored professional development programmes to help talented filmmakers fast-track their careers and projects. The range of programmes on offer includes bespoke opportunities for writers, directors, and actors.
TIFF’s talent development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women, behind and in front of the camera.
TIFF Filmmaker Lab
Held annually during the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Filmmaker Lab is an artistic development programme intended for aspiring Canadian and international filmmakers.
Micki Moore Residency
A new program for outstanding Canadian female screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. The residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist, and actor Micki Moore.
TIFF–CBC Diverse Screenwriters Award
A cash award is provided to the Canadian writer of an outstanding feature-film screenplay. Presented in partnership with the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund.