The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) hosts the Emerging Directors’ Pitch Competition, inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit a proposal for a new project! This exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent and filmmakers, and gives them a chance to pitch a new project to a jury of industry experts.
The winner receives a development deal from CBC* and $1,000 from RBC to be put towards their production.
The Emerging Directors’ Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages, and to directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles.
We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.
We are currently not accepting submissions for Emerging Directors’ Pitch Competition.
*Development at CBC
Entering into a development agreement with CBC means that you are granting CBC the first and exclusive option to pick up your project. This means that you will have to withdraw your project from consideration for development with other commissioners (unless agreed by CBC). During development, CBC and you will agree upon creative deliverables which could be a script, a demo, a research report etc. Once a creative deliverable is completed and sent to CBC, the 12 month option period begins. At any time during the 12 months, CBC may exercise its option to do some further development or to green light your project for production, where you and CBC will enter into negotiations for the license of your program.