Film festival taking mentorship applications

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2019 RBC Mentorship program. 2019 marks the beginning of a two year partnership between RBC and YFF to support the development of emerging filmmakers throughout Canada.

“We are ecstatic to continue moving forward with RBC and the generous support they’ve provided to continue to deliver this program,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden. “Being able to play a role in identifying and supporting emerging talent throughout our country has been such a rewarding experience, not only for our mentees, but for the mentors and for us as well.”

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The mentorship program is a participant-driven program that connects emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals who can provide expert level advice and networking opportunities to help emerging talents in Canada’s creative industries. The program is a 52 hour mentorship and guidance program that connects the participants with their mentor through in-person and digital means.

“We’re excited to extend our partnership with Yorkton Film Festival to support this mentorship program, said Trevor McLachlan, RBC Community Manger. “Mentors provide a wealth of real life experience-based advice that is invaluable to helping emerging filmmakers advance and succeed in today’s changing industry. We’re thrilled to help connect established and emerging filmmakers through the RBC Mentorship Program.”

RBC provided the funding for this project as part of a two year program to foster investment in Canada’s creative sector by supporting emerging talents.

The deadline for applying for the 2019 Program is April 8, 2019.

Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 22, and all successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend and take part in the 2019 Yorkton Film Festival.

Applicants are encouraged to go to www.yorktonfilm.com for further information and to submit their applications.

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