Are you a young emerging filmmaker looking to get your web series off the ground? Have a great idea that you need help developing into a web series? The Regent Park Film Festival is currently looking for 6 talented young filmmakers to join our Writing the Web Series Intensive!

Along with artist, writer and educator Motion, the Regent Park Film festival will be running Writing the Web Series Intensive which will take place over 7 months and will offer sessions to support emerging filmmakers in creating the best foundation for their web-series creation, and access to some of the best film festivals and conferences in Toronto.

Writing the Web Series Intensive will guide 6 emerging filmmakers to:

-Create character and story arcs over an entire season of their developing web series
-Work through issues of representations to create complex and rich characters and storyline
-Write a pilot episode
-Host a public reading of their pilot episode at the 15th annual Regent Park Film Festival
-Gain familiarity with and access to the web-series and filmmaking world by providing passes to film festivals and conferences in the city.

Timeline & Dates:

Every Thursday evening in May and June, from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Regent Park Film Festival offices (Exact dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Writing Break: July & August
3 additional sessions in the fall (TBD)
The 15th annual Regent Park Film Festival will take place Nov 15-18.
Participants will attend the following festivals and conferences:

T.O WebFest – May 25 – 27
TIFF – Sept 7 – 14th
Reel World Film Festival – Oct 11 – 15

cropped-26-web.jpgMotion is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and storyteller. Her work has been screened at the ReelWorld Film Festival and Africa International Film Festival, and staged at Factory Theatre, Theatre Center, bcurrent’s Rock.Paper.Sistaz, Rhubarb Festival’s Black Lives, Black Words and Obsidian’s International Black Playwrights Festival. She is also an alumna of the Canadian Film Center. Motion is our lead facilitator, guiding participants through the process of developing their stories and scripts, and navigating new interactions and opportunities made available through the Intensive.

raniaphoto-e1490146075518-150x150Rania El Mugammar is a Writer, Arts Educator, Community Organizer and Equity,Anti-Oppression and Inclusion Educator, who will engage with participants in working through difficult questions of representations as they set out to write their scripts and create their arcs.

Photos by: Zahra Siddiqui

This writing intensive is FREE for participants. To apply, participants must fill out the following application form and submit all related materials by 12am on April 9th, 2017.

If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate/possible accommodations please contact us at info@regentparkfilmfestival.com

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