2024 Reelworld Directors Immersion Program


Thank you for your interest in applying for the Reelworld Directors Immersion Program in partnership with NBCUniversal.

Please complete the information on each page, review and submit your application. 

Keep in mind that:
  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the application are required.
  • This opportunity is only open to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Directors.
  • Review the full application before filling it out, the form must be completed in one sitting. You will be required to list references and a 1-minute video about your goals for the program. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you have submitted your application. 

Applications close on July 22nd. 

Access Reelworld

In order to start your application, you must be a member of Access Reelworld. If you do not have a profile, please create one and share the link to your profile below. 

The Reelworld Directors Immersion Program, in partnership with NBCUniversal, is an opportunity for emerging directors to take part in a 4-month training initiative. 4-6 selected participants will take part in virtual and in-person training sessions. The purpose of the program is to help the participants gain directing credits for their resumes, to build relationships with industry professionals, and to learn how to navigate a successful career in the Canadian screen industries. After the training, the participants will have an opportunity to apply to shoot content for Reelworld, including testimonials from other participants and stakeholders, covering the 2024 Reelworld Film Festival and Summit, and directing the Reelworld Awards presentation. 

Program Dates: August - November 2024

Selected participants will:

    1. Take part in a designated Face2Face networking event to meet producers, showrunners and agents
    2. Attend the 2024 DGC Awards in October
    3. Have the opportunity to direct and shoot footage of Reelworld events including the Reelworld Film Festival Virtual Awards Presentation
  • Applicants must be Black, Indigenous, South Asian, East Asian, or a Person of Colour 
  • Participants must be Canadians based in the GTA
  • Applicants must be between 18-30 years old
  • Participants must be available to participate in virtual meetings once a week
  • Participants must submit a demo reel of work
  • Applicants must be available to take part in in-person sessions in October/November

Applicant Information


Definition: Individuals who self-identify as racialized persons / persons of colour are persons who are non-white in race, regardless of place of birth or citizenship.

Please provide a link to a Google Drive with the following materials:

 Please ensure your Google Drive access is not restricted and is set to "Anyone with the link"
  1. Director's Reel
  2. 1 or more examples of Directing Work
  3. A Current resume/CV
  4. 1 minute video on your reasons for applying and explain how this opportunity will advance your career.

Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview.