The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the biggest and most important events on the film festival circuit, and it's using its sway on Hollywood to help combat the industry's issues through the 'Share Her Journey' campaign. Variety recently reported that TIFF has dedicated a $3 million fund for a three-month residency for women filmmakers, a speaker series about women in film, and for creating classroom resources for educators looking to tackle Hollywood's gender issues with their students.
The fund will reach out to individual and corporate donors over the course of five years. It has already gained high-profile support from filmmakers, producers, and writers like Omoni Oboli ('Okafor's Law'), Carol Nguyen ('Jump Cuts'), Jennifer Baichwal ('Manufactured Landscapes'), and Oscar nominee Deepa Mehta ('Anatomy of Violence').
TIFF's 'Share Her Journey' is Fund Offers Resources for Women Filmmakers
1. Gender Equality in Film - Opportunities for creating content focused on gender equality and female representation in film.
2. Diversity in Film - Opportunities for promoting diverse filmmakers and varied perspectives in film-making.
3. Female Empowerment in Film - Opportunities for creating content that empowers women in film and breaks gender stereotypes.
1. Film Industry - Creating platforms and opportunities for promoting gender equality and diversity in film-making.
2. Education Industry - Creating resources for educators looking to tackle Hollywood's gender issues with their students, and for increasing diversity in film education.
3. Technology Industry - Developing new technologies and tools that can support and empower women and diverse communities in film-making.