Monday, April 1, 2013

Call for submissions: TIFF Talent Lab

Toronto – Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Talent Lab is an intensive multi-day artistic development programme that provides emerging talent with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the world's best film artists.

Making use of the Festival's strong relationships with acclaimed filmmakers from around the world, Talent Lab involves participants in group discussions on a range of topics that focus on the artistic side of filmmaking, sharpening the skills and confidence of a new generation of filmmakers.

The selected participants will benefit from the guidance of esteemed Talent Lab Artistic Governors and special guests. Previous Artistic Governors have included Olivier Assayas, Jennifer Baichwal, Danny Boyle, John Collee, Lee Daniels, Miranda July, Don McKellar, Deepa Mehta, Michael Ondaatje, the late Bingham Ray, Jason Reitman, Gus Van Sant, Stephen Woolley, and Edgar Wright. Guests have included directors Edward Burns, Jane Campion, Laurent Cantet, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Brian De Palma, Atom Egoyan, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Davis Guggenheim, Paul Haggis, Michael Haneke, Neil Jordan, Nadine Labaki, Kim Longinotto, Guy Maddin, Steve McQueen, Fernando Meirelles, Mike Mills, Gaspar Noé, Sarah Polley, Nicolas Winding Refn, John Sayles, Frederick Wiseman and Michael Winterbottom; and producers Ted Hope, Aamir Khan, Robert Lantos, James Schamus, Tilda Swinton and Christine Vachon.

We are now accepting applications for Talent Lab. Download the application form here.

If you have any questions about Talent Lab or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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