About the Mentorship:
Are you an emerging female Canadian director? Do you have a feature film project in development, but need connections and market-training? Apply for the DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.
The DGC Ontario Director Mentorship is a two-phase training opportunity that provides one emerging Canadian female director with market-ready skills and one-on-one mentorship with an experienced DGC Ontario Director member.
Phase one: Business training leading up to the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), including one-on-one meetings with an experienced industry advisor.
Phase two: A creative mentorship taking place post-TIFF. The mentee will be paired with a DGC Ontario Director member and will receive invaluable advice and guidance on overall skills and/or project specific creative approaches.
When does the mentorship take place?
The first phase of the mentorship takes place prior to the start of TIFF in August 2017. Phase two runs during the festival from September 7-17, 2017, and continues after the festival within a period of 5 months.
What are the benefits?
- Complimentary 2017 TIFF Industry pass with access to professional seminars and training
- Pre-TIFF business mentorship with an experienced industry professional
- Post-TIFF mentoring with a DGC Ontario Director
- One-on-one orientation with the DGC Ontario National Director – Member Services to learn about how to become a DGC Ontario member
- On-stage mentee recognition at the 2017 Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon
Who Can Apply?
- Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant
- WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application)
- Emerging Canadian female director (recommended 5-10 years of experience)
- At least one feature film project in development
- At least one short, feature, or episodic work screened at a film festival within the past 3 years. Candidates with less than 5 years of experience but who meet all requirements may be considered
- Able to participate in all mentorship activities
- Able to complete a final report within two weeks of mentorship conclusion
Note: this mentorship is most beneficial to directors with a project already in development, and those who can set and meet their own deadlines.