TIFF announced today that this year’s Festival will include conferences with six themes, in addition to the reigniting their SHARE HER JOURNEY Program.
The 2021 Conference comprises six distinct sections: Visionaries (formerly Master Classes), offers inspirational sessions with prominent individuals who are forging new creative and business pathways in the industry; Dialogues will take the shape of intimate conversations on craft between creators, including directors, actors, writers, showrunners, and more; Perspectives features moderated and focused discussions on the current state and future of the industry in relation to the panelists’ area of expertise; Microsessions are curated discussions that highlight new technologies and new ways of doing business; Spotlights highlight talent, incentives, and pitches from around the globe; and, new this year, Connections are sessions for emerging to mid-career filmmakers to interact with experts and gain practical knowledge to move their projects, as well as their understanding of the industry, forward. TIFF’s Industry Conference is supported by media partners including The Hollywood Reporter for the Visionaries section, Variety for the Dialogues section, and Screen International for the Perspectives section.
SHARE HER JOURNEY began in 2017 as a five-year campaign and commitment to address gender parity and championing women in front of and behind the camera through TIFF’s Festival and year-round initiatives. It has since evolved into a permanent TIFF initiative, supporting creators at every stage of their professional journey. This global movement is dedicated to building frameworks, empowering creators, and forging paths for women to succeed as storytellers who help shape our cultural landscape.
TIFF ’21 runs September 9-19, 2021.
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