Academy Programming.

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Executive Residency Program

The Canadian Academy’s Executive Residency Program is a new initiative dedicated to providing industry access for mid-career professionals from underrepresented communities matching high-level executives (such as Vice Presidents, Executive Producers, Development/Production Executives) with emerging leaders to develop their creative, business and leadership skills, and make meaningful connections in the industry.

The Executive Residency Program is presented by our Supporting Partner Telefilm Canada; Collaborative Partners Bell Media, CBC, Comweb Foundation, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Canada Media Fund, and Boat Rocker; and Community Partners BIPOC TV & Film, The Black Academy, and imagineNATIVE.

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WOMEN IN POST

The Women in Post Program provides higher-level industry access and professional development for emerging to mid-level creatives working in all areas of post production. Programming includes strategic learning modules, creative and technical skills building, and hands-on mentorship at a post production company or with a post production-related role.

The Women in Post Program is presented by Netflix and supported by Canada Media Fund and RBC Foundation in support of RBC Emerging Artists, and industry partners Company 3 and Rocket Science VFX.

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WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program

The WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program is a talent roster initiative focused on experienced Canadian directors from underrepresented communities. This initiative is for those individuals who have been proactively taking steps in their career to direct television episodic series in any genre. Participants will gain unprecedented connections to and industry knowledge from WarnerMedia executives and creators.

This program is a multi-year initiative supported by Warner Bros. Discovery and administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

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WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program

The WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program is a professional development initiative focused on experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities. This program will support a maximum of 12 individuals seeking to advance their careers in episodic television or feature film through the development of a specific project; mentorship and community-building opportunities; and connections to and industry knowledge from WarnerMedia executives and creators.

This program is a multi-year initiative supported by Warner Bros. Discovery and administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada.

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MVP Project

The Music Video Production (MVP) Project, with support from the RBC Foundation, was established to promote the intersection of emerging Canadian Recording Artists and Filmmakers through Music Video Production Grants valued between $5,000 and $15,000.

The MVP Project, a joint RBCxMusic & Prism Prize initiative, is committed to supporting emerging artists. The MVP Project is administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

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Resources.

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Academy Talks

Academy Talks events are designed for film, television, and digital media professionals looking to engage with contemporary creatives and ideas and are open to participation by individuals with a range of experience. Events are open to the public and available digitally from anywhere, with tickets available for purchase online.

They are free for all Academy members.

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Members Lounge

An annual five day industry conference during Canadian Screen Week featuring networking, panels, and conversations with our industry’s most forward-thinking minds.

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Cinema Reignited: Podcast & Digitization Project

Welcome to Cinema Reignited, a new podcast by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, powered by Telefilm Canada, explores a different Canadian film that’s been digitized as part of the Canadian Cinema – Reignited initiative.

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Making the Case for Canadian Film

In May and June 2021, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television hosted a symposium dedicated to discussing and debating the future of feature filmmaking and distribution in Canada. Distinguished panelists and experts from across the sector explored domestic and international approaches to new distribution mechanisms and discussed the challenges and strategies for Canadian film to thrive alongside the rise of streaming platforms.

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Where to Watch

The Where to Watch initiative, presented by Telefilm Canada, spotlights diverse Canadian content available to be streamed online, shedding new light on remarkable films, television shows, and digital media. With a new theme each month, these lists will feature new releases, upcoming festival selections, and Canadian classics.

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Academy Screens

An ongoing screening series showcasing pre-releases and premieres from the best in world film and television. Screenings are free and exclusive to Academy members.

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Past Programs.

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Women Directors

The Canadian Academy Directors Program for Women bolsters the professional development of Canadian directors by providing hands-on experience in a wide range of activities, including an exclusive professional development symposium, a six-part online learning module, and curated on-set director observer placements with established production companies and high-profile directors.

The Canadian Academy Directors Program for Women is presented with the generous support of Netflix, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Canada Media Fund, RBC Emerging Artists Project, Company 3, William F. White International Inc., and the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Academy Deep Dive: Global Strategies Conference

The Academy Deep Dive: Global Strategies Conference, presented by Netflix, was a two-day in-person event in Toronto, which took place on October 28th and 29th, 2022. It consisted of six producer-focused sessions, and was open to a curated audience of 21 attendees.

Through a series of interactive discussions, emerging and mid-level producers and filmmakers were invited to learn how to expand their creative and business strategies, to reflect a more global approach and perspective. Guest speakers shared insight into how filmmakers can position themselves and their content for broader appeal in the international streaming marketplace.

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