The RIFFA Screenwriters Fellowship is a new program offered by RIFFA Academy, an educational arm of the Regina International Film Festival and Awards Foundation.
The fellowship is designed to provide emerging screenwriters with the tools and support needed to bring their creative vision to life. Our commitment is to identify and empower three writers each year who started a feature-length film screenplay.
Through personalized editorial support, including consultations, edits, and fine-tuning, our selected writers will be able to elevate their work to the next level.
As part of the program, writers will participate in a series of virtual workshops and networking opportunities with leading writers, script editors, and key industry figures. These events are specifically designed to provide our writers with the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to become commission-winning script creators.
At the end of the six-month process, our writers will have a professionally reviewed, finished script that is ready to pitch to a group of active film producers and independent production companies at the prestigious Regina International Film Festival and Awards August 20-24 of 2024.
Our focus is on empowering emerging writers and providing them with the necessary support to succeed in a competitive industry. We are committed to helping our writers achieve their goals and realize their potential. With the RIFFA Screenwriters Fellowship, our writers can take their first steps towards creating award-winning scripts and making their mark in the world of screenwriting.
Awards and Prizes:
The three winning writers will attend a series of four monthly virtual workshops beginning in February 2024.
The package also includes:
-Financial support for travel to attend 2024 RIFFA
-Hotel stay for five days
-A second RIFFA all-access passes for a guest
-Collective script feedback/review booklet
-Certificate of Fellowship completion will be awarded at the annual RIFFA Awards ceremony
How to apply:
Submit both a one page summary of your story (an elevator pitch) and 10 pages of your screenplay through the FilmFreeway platform.
Both documents must be submitted as a PDF.
Preference will be given to screenwriters from Saskatchewan.
Participants must adhere to all the given dates and participate in all fellowship activities in order to attend the Regina International Film Festival and Awards.