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The Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative is designed to offer a professional springboard for 100 Francophone, Indigenous, and women and non-binary creators and producers 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).


  • A Full Access pass to BANFF 2020
  • 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