TIFF AND NETFLIX TO SUPPORT NEXT GEN FILMMAKERS

Nov 06, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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The Toronto International Film Festival has struck a deal with Netflix to financially support the next generation of film makers.

The streaming giant has made a three year commitment to back TIFF’s Industry programs which provide professional development and business opportunities for burgeoning talent.

Netflix will subsidize TIFF’s Talent Accelerator Initiative, which gives six female film makers access to industry events designed to boost participation and skills for women in the industry. Further contributions will go towards the TIFF Filmmaker Lab, a series of workshops and networking events that happen during the annual film festival.

This latest initiative is part of a $25-million pact the streaming company made in 2017 to invest in events and activities designed to help Canadian creators over five years.

Financial details of the latest agreement were not disclosed.

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