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


Deadline : November 29, 2020

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 accompaniment. This residency will allow four Afro-descendant artists at the beginning of their career to explore their unique voices within a group of peers. Professionals 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 film that reflects their concerns and which will enrich a body of Quebec film from a perspective that has not been fully explored to date: that of the Afro-descendant filmmakers. They will also receive a $ 1000 bursary.

For more information and to apply, consult the following documents



Black on Black Films
Mylène Augustin et Marie Ka