Filmmaker Boot Camp

Developed in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Filmmaker Boot Camp gives filmmakers the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their experience at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Boot Camp is open to Canadian filmmakers who are attending the Festival for the first-time with their feature or short films in Official Selection.

Watch some of last year's sessions:

Opening Remarks
Cameron Bailey – Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival


Have a Strategy
Jane Schoettle – International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival


Festival Strategy for Producers


Keynote Address
Ira Deutchman – Professor of Professional Practice in the Graduate Film Division at Columbia University, where he is the Chair of the Film Program; Managing Partner of Emerging Pictures; Founder of Fine Line Features; Co-Founder of Cinecom