Screenwriting residency for emerging film artists from Afro-descendant communities in Montreal


Deadline: November 30, 2021, 11h59

The Conseil des Arts de Montréal is partnering with Black on Black Films to offer, for a second edition, a screenwriting residency – « Je me vois à l’écran ». This project, aimed at emerging filmmakers from Afro-descendent communities in Montreal, supports their artistic practice and professional development as well as their access to the film industry.

During the 20 weeks of the program, the creative laboratory will consist of writing and directing workshops, personalized and group mentorship. This residency will allow four Afro-descendant artists who are at the beginning of their career to explore their unique voices with a group of peers. Professional filmmakers will accompany them throughout the writing lab.

At the end of the residency, the artists will have completed the writing of a short fiction or animation film for a youth audience (2 to 16 years old) that reflects their concerns, and which will enrich a corpus of Quebec cinema from a perspective that has not been fully explored to date: that of Afro-descendant filmmakers. They will also receive a
$ 1000 bursary.

For more information and to apply, visit the following address:


For questions
Black on Black Films
Mylène Augustin et Laetitia Angba