The Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative is designed to offer a professional springboard for 100 Francophone, Indigenous and women creators from across Canada.

The goal of the initiative is to jump-start and accelerate individual careers and help projects at all stages move forward. Over the long term, the festival aims to foster a legacy of greenlights and international sales for the program participants and the partners who work with them. Read more about the program here.

Support for the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative comes from Netflix, as well as the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).


All selected participants will receive:

  • A Full Access pass to BANFF 2019
  • Inclusion in a customized professional development program
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with senior media industry executives

Select “Pitch Program” participants also receive a travel stipend and additional mentorship & networking opportunities

Submissions are now closed.