2014 TIFF RISING STARS - APPLICATION FORM

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OVERVIEW
Launched in 2011, TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian acting talent at the Toronto International Film Festival. Designed to find the next generation of Canadian actors poised for international careers, TIFF Rising Stars draws homegrown talent into the bright spotlight provided by the annual September Festival. Alumni include Sarah Allen, Katie Boland, Evelyne Brochu, Charlie Carrick, Cara Gee, Sarah Gadon, Connor Jessup, Tatiana Maslany, Keon Mohajeri, Megan Park, Johnathan Sousa, and Charlotte Sullivan.

The initiative immerses four selected actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings at the Toronto International Film Festival. They receive intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives. Moreover, the Stars will be front row centre at some of the biggest red-carpet events at the Festival. Conducted over three exciting days, TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage.

TIFF Rising Stars is produced in partnership with the Brian Linehan Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY
TIFF Rising Stars is open to any Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident under the age of 40 years (born no earlier than January 1, 1974).
»» Applicants must have at least three screen credits with a principal role (short films, feature films, or scripted broadcast TV shows). At least one of these screen credits needs to be a feature film.
»» Priority will be given to candidates who have a principal role in a feature film submitted (!) to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS/MATERIAL

In order to be considered, applicants must provide the following material in support of their application:

»» Copy of filmography in pdf format
»» 1 high-res head shot file in color (format: jpg; minimum resolution: 300dpi)
»» 3 high-res stills from films in which the applicant has starred (format: jpg; minimum resolution: 300dpi)
»» 2 clips from films in which the applicant has a principal role. Maximum length of each clip: 3 minutes.
»» 1 Video Self Interview; maximum length: 3 minutes (see below).

Video Clip Submission Protocol

All clips and the video self interview have to be submitted electronically (!). We recommend that applicants use WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com). 

Format:
- Quicktime H.264
- Minimum resolution: 1080x720 pixels.

Clips and self-interviews need to be clearly identified in their file names:
- "NAME OF APPLICANT - Clip from FILM TITLE"
- "NAME OF APPLICANT - Self Interview"

IMPORTANT: Please note that we no longer accept physical DVDs, only electronic files. Failure to comply with the clip submission protocol results in automatic disqualification of your application.

Video Self Interview
Applicants will be asked to answer the following questions in a video self-interview. Maximum length of the entire video should be no longer than 3 (!) minutes.

Format: Quicktime H.264, minimum resolution: 1080x720 pixels.


1. What do you hope to get out of TIFF Rising Stars?
2. What do you think is the biggest hurdle facing emerging actors in Canada?
3. If you could work with anyone in the film industry, who would it be? Why?
SUBMISSION DEADLINES

1. Submit the online application form by 5pm on Wednesday, June 4.


2. Submit film clips and video self interview electronically(!) to risingstars@tiff by Friday, June 6.


 

QUESTIONS? Visit tiff.net/industry or email risingstars@tiff.net



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APPLICANT INFORMATION 



CONTACT INFORMATION









REPRESENTATION INFORMATION CANADA










REPRESENTATION INFORMATION OUTSIDE CANADA










FILM CREDITS

Please provide more information about the two films, from which you will be sending us a clip.

Role #1










Role #2










Current/Upcoming Project
Please provide information on one current or upcoming role.







Additional Experience

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Supporting Documents





Self Interview
Please answer the following questions in a video self-interview. Maximum length of the entire video should be no longer than 3 (!) minutes.
Format: Quicktime H.264, minimum resolution: 1080x720 pixels.

1. What do you hope to get out of TIFF Rising Stars?
2. What do you think is the biggest hurdle facing emerging actors in Canada?
3. If you could work with anyone in the film industry, who would it be? Why?

Video to be submitted electronically to risingstars@tiff.net by Friday, June 6, 2014.


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