Saturday, July 10, 2010

2010 ReelWorld Indie Film Lounge Call For Submissions

Many film festivals host events and parties during the Toronto International Film Festival to piggyback on the fact that there are so many industry people from around the world in one place at the same time. The ReelWorld Film Festival goes an extra step and runs an event called the Indie Film Lounge which connects emerging filmmakers with many of the gathered established industry professionals. 

Twenty writers, directors, producers and actors will be selected and given the opportunity to undergo some training sessions in advance of TIFF. Then during TIFF, there is a cocktail reception and two days of one-on-one meetings, brunch and panel discussions. I have participated in this event before and is an invaluable experience for a very reasonable cost of $50. 

The ReelWorld Film Festival's supports diverse filmmakers but you don't have to be a minority yourself if you submit with a project idea that demonstrates your support of diverse talent. Here is ReelWorld's call for submissions:

Submit now and be a part of IFL this September!

Are you ready to be one of our Emerging 20?  If you are, a director, a screenwriter, or producer, and interested in meeting key people from the film and television industry, ReelWorld is proud to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime: 15 minute meetings this September to meet key Canadian and International industry professionals! These meetings are held during our Indie Film Lounge (IFL) at our Face2Face (F2F) initiative.

Learn pitching techniques.
Discover what’s new in the business and how you can leverage your abilities to achieve greater success.
Network with key power brokers from all facets of the entertainment industry.

Every September Toronto becomes the nexus of the entertainment industry. Register now and become one of the Emerging 20 “E20”, and take part in:

ReelPrep Training:
In-depth sessions taught by an industry professional.  Learn the "How to's" to pitching:  How to take a meeting; How to present your project; and How to present yourself.

ReelWorld Indie Film Lounge Reception:
As an E20 you will be invited to the exclusive reception party with over 200 industry movers and shakers.

Face2Face Meetings (September 2010):
A minimum of 2-3 meetings at ReelWorld Indie Film Lounge. Build relationships with invited mentors in a climate that is burgeoning with possibilities.

ALL FOR ONLY:  $50.00
To apply to be one of our Emerging 20 simply fill out the submissions form.

ReelWorld Film Festival is an annual five-day event celebrating cultural and racial diversity in film, video and new media. Hosted in Toronto, Canada in April, the event showcases the enriching, provocative, culturally-based work of emerging talent in the industry. By creating forums designed to foster mentoring, networking and support for new and established Canadian filmmakers including panel discussions, trade shows and workshops, the festival nurtures the growth of diversity in moving pictures.  Submissions for our 2011 festival are now open, go to to submit.

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