March 20, 2017
The Yorkton Film Festival is accepting applications until the end of the month for its 2017 RBC Mentorship program.
The RBC YFF Mentorship Program is a three year initiative designed with the intent of connecting emerging filmmakers with mentors to provide them with a yearlong mentorship to help guide their careers into the national film and television arena.
Up to five (5) participants will be chosen per year.
Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted a film to the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival May 25 –28, 2017.
Participants will receive up to 52 hours of mentorship and guidance over the course of one year, which includes a minimum of 28 hours of festival attendance and networking. YFF will use best efforts to ensure the first meeting between participant and mentor will take place in person at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival (May 25 – 28).
YFF will work with the participants and mentors to monitor the mentorship.
YFF will make best efforts to publicly screen any film created as part of the RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program.
YFF must receive your application by 5:00 pm CST March 31, 2017
YFF will notify successful applicants by April 13, 2017.
YFF will cover successful applicants festival registration as well as airfare, accommodation and shuttle costs associated with attendance at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival.
In addition to this application, you will require the following support materials (to be submitted with the application):
A Curriculum Vitae stating your production experience, including a detailed description of your role on each production and the following information about each project: the writer/producer/director, genre, production company, if it was a student film, final running time, any broadcasts and/or theatrical release; if it is in development, production, post or completed.
A Letter of Intent that speaks to your interest in the program. Please include a description of what you hope to achieve by participating in the mentorship program, both within the program and after. Include your thoughts about the particular skills you would like to improve, and how you plan to do so during the program.
A Reference Letter from an established Executive Producer, Agent, Broadcast Executive or equivalent within the Media Industry. Ideally this person should be able to speak to your most recent successes and your readiness for this program.