Have you previously produced, directed and/or written at least one short film and now you're contemplating your first feature film? CineFAM is looking for 6 women of colour for their feature film incubator program. Key members of your crew must be Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents. You can find more info here: http://cinefam.ca/feature-film-incubator/
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CineFAM, a new Toronto-based company dedicated to supporting bold original storytelling by women of colour film creators, has announced its inaugural Feature Film Incubator, that will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Ryerson University's School Of Image Arts.
Women of colour are woefully underrepresented and underpaid in the North American film industry -- including Canada, where relevant statistics do not even exist. A 2018 University of Southern California study found that less than 1% of directors were women of colour, based on statistics related to the top-grossing 1,100 films and 1,233 directors in America, 2007 to 2017.
CineFAM’s inaugural Feature Film Incubator will be a one-day mentoring workshop that will develop the creative, business and financial skills filmmakers need to master the complex and challenging world of feature film production. The women of colour Incubator participants are Chrisann Hessing, Maya Annik Bedward, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Melanee Murray-Hunt and Muna Deria.
“The participants were chosen from a wide application intake, based on the strength and confidence of their storytelling, and originality of their voices. We want to encourage women to express their perspectives fearlessly,” said Maya Bastian, CineFAM Coordinator.