A new residency program for outstanding Canadian female feature film screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. Each year, one female writer will be provided with the opportunity to live, work, and be mentored in the heart of Toronto’s dynamic downtown district, so she may develop her feature-film screenplay. A jury of leading screen industry professionals will decide the winner. The program will begin in 2018, running annually for five years until 2022. The Micki Moore Residency is generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist and actor Micki Moore, in tandem with TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign. http://www.tiff.net/shareherjourney
Female candidates for the program will represent the industry’s brightest emerging talent with a narrative feature-film project. The selected resident must be a writer whose existing work has gained some attention. This could include: online or television work with significant audience views; a short or feature that has been selected for major festivals; a project that has been developed through a leading international script lab; or a feature that has gained momentum through box office or foreign sales. Applicants must reside in Canada and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Submissions are due by April 27, 2018. The Micki Moore Resident will be announced in mid-June 2018. The residency will take place for 10 weeks, from September to December 2018.
With your application, please include the first 15 pages of your feature-film script, and a synopsis of your project (max. 500 words). Submissions should also include a creative vision for the project, a log line, and information on any above-the-line attachments.