2021 RBC YFF Mentorship Program

The RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program is a two ­year initiative designed with the intent of connecting emerging filmmakers with mentors to provide them with a year­long mentorship to help guide their careers into the national film and television arena.

Up to five (5) participants will be chosen per year.

Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted a film to this year’s Yorkton Film Festival May 27 – 30, 2021.

Program Design

Participants will receive mentorship and guidance over the course of one year, which includes a minimum of 28 hours of festival attendance and networking, and up to two hours per month which will include phone calls, emails, and development consultation on creative projects with your mentor. YFF will use best efforts to ensure the first meeting between participant and mentor will take place in person at this year’s Yorkton Film Festival (May 27 – 30).

YFF will work with the participants and mentors to monitor the mentorship.

YFF will make best efforts to publicly screen any film created as part of the RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program.


YFF must receive your application by 5:00 pm CST March 31, 2021

YFF will notify successful applicants by April 23, 2021.

YFF will cover successful applicants festival registration as well as airfare, accommodation and shuttle costs associated with attendance at this year’s Yorkton Film Festival.

Support Materials

In addition to this application, you will require the following support materials (to be submitted with the application):

A Curriculum Vitae stating your production experience, including a detailed description of your role on each production and the following information about each project: the writer/producer/director, genre, production company, if it was a student film, final running time, any broadcasts and/or theatrical release; if it is in development, production, post or completed.

A Letter of Intent that speaks to your interest in the program. Please include a description of what you hope to achieve by participating in the mentorship program, both within the program and after. Include your thoughts about the particular skills you would like to improve, and how you plan to do so during the program.

A Reference Letter from an established Executive Producer, Agent, Broadcast Executive or equivalent within the Media Industry. Ideally this person should be able to speak to your most recent successes and your readiness for this program.

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