TIFF Studio offers a unique opportunity for talented Canadians to hothouse their projects and to build their understanding of the screen industry. Since 2012, TIFF Studio has provided up to 12 local practitioners with a programme of monthly workshops with Canadian or International experts on key topics and trends. Participants have peer to peer sessions and gain privileged access to the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2017 the emphasis of the programme will be on writers and screen craft, including adaptations, genre and creating memorable characters. We invite screenwriters and writer-directors to apply by 5pm April 8.2017
TIFF Studio’s programmer maintains close relationships with highly regarded international filmmakers and well-aligned industry experts. Guests have included John Sloss (Cinetic), Cassian Elwes (Producer), Chris Selak (Lionsgate), Johnnie To (Director), Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes (L'Ouverture), Katerina Cizek (Director), Sarah Gadon (Actress), Charles Gilibert (Producer), Rachael Horowitz (Producer), Franklin Leonard (The Black List), Razvan Radulescu (Writer), Kari Skogland (Director), Andre Rouleau (Producer), Jennifer Kawaja (Producer) and many more.
TIFF Studio is an integration of public and private programming at TIFF Bell Lightbox, in order to provide participants with a fulsome curated experience. The program is a space for filmmakers to be inspired, consolidate skills, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges in a collaborative environment. This program is curated with the intention of allowing candidates to take their careers to the next level, via creative and business skill development.
TIFF Studio is generously supported by The Harold Greenberg Fund, The Directors Guild of Canada and Ivan Reitman.