The Women in Post program provides higher-level industry access and professional development for emerging to mid-level creatives working in all areas of post-production. Programming focuses on creative and technical skills building, and hands-on mentorship at a post-production company or with a post-production-related role.
The Women in Post program is presented by Netflix and supported by Canada Media Fund and RBC Foundation in support of RBC Emerging Artists, and industry partners Company 3 and Rocket Science VFX.
The program components include an observer/mentorship placement at a post-production company or with a post-production-related role, and a six-part online learning module, consisting of panels and workshops with industry professionals while also allowing participants to form peer-to-peer relationships.
The post-production observer placement is a curated mentorship/shadowing opportunity within the specific post-production area of interest, secured by the Academy for the Participant.
All participants will have the opportunity to attend the CCE’s EditCon 2023, to access the various panels, workshops and networking events.
The 2022/2023 Women in Post participants will also be invited to attend the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast show and participate in Canadian Screen Week activities if possible under current health and safety measures. All selected participants will receive a one-year voting membership to the Canadian Academy.
This is a bilingual program. Participants may choose their preference for English Language or French Language observer and/or mentorship placements and online modules, however some program components will be conducted in English.
MODULES AND PLACEMENT
Online Learning Modules
Scheduled between October 2022 – April 2023
The online learning modules are a virtual 6-part series scheduled during the program. Each session will feature a different guest speaker(s) and provide an opportunity for participants to discuss current challenges, opportunities, and strengthen their network together.
Post-Production Observer / Mentorship Placement
Scheduled anytime between October 2022 – September 2023
It is understood that this component is subject to the schedule and demands of the professional screen-based industry in Canada, and to the health and safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Placement timelines and COVID-19 guidelines will be navigated on a case-by-case basis with successful applicants and the post-production company or project.
The Academy endeavours to find placements with established post-production companies, roles or projects, specifically within the areas of interest for each Participant. The average length and nature of each placement may vary for each Participant, and there is no minimum or maximum guarantee. Notwithstanding emergencies or project-related limitations, the Academy’s expectation is that the Participant will prioritize the observer / mentorship placement in their schedule, for the duration of said placement.
CCE EditCon – March 2023
Dates and Programming: TBC by CCE
- Applicants are required to submit all documentation through the Women in Post Program application portal here: academy.ca/womeninpost
- Please note that a Google account will be needed in order to access the portal and submit an application.
- Completed submissions will receive a confirmation-of-submission email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received a submission receipt. If the submission receipt is not in your spam folder, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your application has been submitted properly.
- 150-word Professional Bio
- Headshot (optional)
- 2 links to prior artistic work
- 2 professional references
- IMDb Link
- In-depth questions about your area of interest within post-production, and your career goals (available in the application portal)
There are no fees to apply for or participate in the Women in Post program.