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, producers 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–CBC Films Screenwriter 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.
TIFF Producer Accelerator Programme
Two female Canadian producers join Cassian Elwes and his team at #TIFF18, as they meet with decision makers, pitch projects, attend business events, and discuss strategies for success in the marketplace.
Micki Moore Residency
A new programme 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.