June 3, 2015
From June 1 to 5, the second edition of the French-Canadian writing residency Emergence invites two projects to the university campus in Banff.
The French Institute and the Embassy of France in Canada are collaborating to coordinate the seminar at the Banff Centre. In just 5 days, participants work through intensive sessions with mentors from both countries.
Last year at the same time, two participants Guillaume Herbault and Charles Trahan were selected to participate. This year, Elisabeth Rüll and Sean Michaels travel to Banff.
This year’s mentors are:
Sue MacKay – VP Corus Entertainment
Morgan Bouchet – VP digital pleased and innovation at Orange
Jerome Hellio – former director of content and platforms Radio Canada
Antonin Lhôte – Project Coordinator within Scripture New France Télévisions
David Dufresne – that Prison Valley, Fort McMoney
Organizers of the event include Greta Heathcote for the Banff Centre, Sarah Arcache to the French Institute, Julien Lamy, audiovisual attaché in Ottawa and, last but not least especially, his predecessor, Denis Erika, initiator of the operation the last year and now a consultant.
On Screen Manitoba supports the Emergence Lab 2015, a joint initiative between the Banff Centre, the French Embassy and the French Institute in Canada that is taking place between June 1st and 5th during the World Media Festival in Banff. Emergence Lab is a bilingual residency designed to promote new and emerging forms of storytelling. Two storytelling projects were selected for the program and six participants and eight mentors will form two creative teams that will workshop on the projects. The Emergence Lab is expected to offer a better understanding of how to develop a multiplatform story while keeping and eye on production considerations. http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1586