Digital and TV series screenwriting residency for emerging creators from Afro-descendant communities in Quebec

Deadline: February 28, 2021, 11h59
Deadline: March 5th 2021, 11:59 pm Extension

Canada Media Fund is partnering with Black on Black Films to offer, for a second chapter of its screenwriting residency « Je me vois à l’écran ». This project, aimed at emerging filmmakers from Afro-descendent communities in Quebec, supports their artistic practice and professional development as well as their access to the film industry.

During the 16 weeks of the program, the creative laboratory will consist of writing and directing workshops, personalized and group accompaniment. This residency will allow two Afrodescendant creators at the beginning of their career to explore their unique voices within a group of peers. The candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in industry events and present their project to influential decision-makers in the industry, during a public pitch session. Professionals filmmakers will accompany them throughout the writing lab.

At the end of the residency, the creators will have completed the bible of a Digital or TV series 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