Call for Applications: TELEFILM CANADA NEW VOICES AWARD


 

Deadline: 20 March 2020

 

The TELEFILM CANADA New Voices Award are awarded to five emerging screenwriters from across Canada. The award provides each winner with a complimentary registration to the ninth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) (April 25-26, 2020) plus an exclusive lunch with TSC Founder, Glenn Cockburn, and an executive from TELEFILM Canada.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
  • Must have ownership of creative rights, and be able to demonstrate proof of original concept
  • Must be available to attend the exclusive luncheon (April 24), and Toronto Screenwriting Conference (April 25/26), in Toronto (please note we are unable to cover the costs of travel)
  • Must have written at least two (2) projects: digital series episode, TV episode, short film, feature film, or a play of which one (1) has been produced
  • Must submit one (1) feature length screenplay or TV series pilot as part of your complete application
  • Must not have previously been awarded the TELEFILM Canada New Voices Award

APPLICATION

Applicants are asked to include the following information in the form of a complete package. Please note that incomplete packages will NOT be reviewed by the jury.

Please provide the following enclosures in your application:

  • Completed Application Form (Including Signature), with declaration of ownership
  • A letter of intent and interest outlining how you will use the opportunity to further your goals (maximum of 1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae that includes screen credits, relevant education and training; please also include a short bio (maximum 300 words), in addition to your CV
  • A two-page synopsis that describes your script submission. Include story, characters, genre, format and target audience (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Writing Sample: One (1) original script for a TV-series, or feature film

SUBMISSIONS

Applicants are asked to submit their full application package via email to: kim@torontoscreenwritingconference.com

When collating your application, please ensure that you submit your package in three (3) PDFS.

  1. Completed Application Form (download link below)
  2. Enclosures: Letter of Intent/Interest, CV, bio, two-page synopsis
  3. Writing Sample

Award winners will be notified of selection by April 13, 2020.

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