Who can apply?

An eligible applicant to this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Self-declared as Indigenous, Francophone or Woman.  BANFF reserves the right to request evidence of the participant's citizenship, ancestry, and native language.
  • A Canadian citizen and resident 
  • Available to attend BANFF from June 9 to June 12, 2019 inclusive.


Program Participant Qualifications

The goal is to achieve a strong mix of both emerging and established participants.


Emerging participants must already have produced, directed and/or written at least one finished project (i.e. 30 minutes or less) but must not have professional screen credit in a creative or producer role on a commercial television, film or digital media project.



Established participants may have professional screen credits but may not be owners, operators or employed by an established media production, broadcast or digital media company with more than three (3) full-time employees.


Pitch Program Qualification (25 Participants)

Participants chosen for the enhanced DOV Pitch Program (25 of the participants) will be selected based on the commercial strength of their submitted projects as determined by the program selection committee.


Project Guidelines

Every applicant must submit one (1) project that they wish to develop and sell with the support of this program.  (See Submission Guidelines).

Projects must meet these criteria:

  1. It is currently under Canadian ownership and Canadian executive and creative control;
  2. It is currently under the financial control of Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  3. The applicant owns all rights (including copyright) and options necessary for the production and its distribution and retains an ongoing financial interest in all components of the project