NEW THIS YEAR: From our Dark Side is shifting to an Advanced Development model, and will now only accept full-length feature scripts instead of 5-page concept outlines.
Submit your full-length genre script by November 20 for the chance to be selected for an incubator program designed to advance your feature film project and increase your knowledge of the genre market.
Genre films are categorized as horror, thrillers, westerns, science fiction, and fantasy – or any imaginative combination of these.
A jury of top genre creators will select five projects. Projects will participate in the From our Dark Side incubator program from March to July 2021.
From our Dark Side is designed to advance your career and your genre project through:
Workshops & conferences starting at the virtual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) in March 2021
Consultations and group meetings on packaging, financing and pitching between March and July 2021
Participating experts will include: a pitch coach, a digital marketing strategist, a genre producer with expertise in independent budget & financing, a graphic artist to initiate the design of marketing materials.
The program will conclude at the Frontičres International Co-Production Market in July 2021 at the Fantasia international film festival in Montreal. Projects will participate in a special From our Dark Side pitch session and meet with leading international genre industry professionals (*please note that participation details and available travel stipends will be subject to the structure of Frontičres 2021; activities may be offered in a virtual setting only)
Women in Film and Television Vancouver believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all participants and contributors feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a program that reflects Canada's diversity of all of our communities and prioritizes voices from the Indigenous, BIPOC and LGBTQIA2 members of the Canadian genre industry.
This WIFTV program is produced by Lindsay Peters, with Board members Sharon McGowan and Peggy Thompson, under the guidance of an Advisory Board of genre film experts that has included directors such as Karen Lam, Amanda Tapping, Rachel Talalay and Rupert Harvey.
You will be asked for the following submission package in ONE PDF document:
Questions? Please contact Lindsay Peters, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org