January 26, 2022
Call for Submissions: AccessCBC
Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
AccessCBC is a national CBC initiative for Deaf and disabled creators developed in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto that will provide training, mentorship and, on select projects, financing support to create scripted and documentary screen-based content.
This program’s understanding of disability embraces The Accessible Canada Act definition which is inclusive of visible and invisible disabilities, permanent, temporary or episodic in nature.
AccessCBC is open to creatives who are:
- Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- 18 years of age or older
- Deaf and/or Disabled
- Interested in the media industry*
- Not currently employed by the CBC
*The eligibility criteria of “interest in the media industry” includes employment in any media industry position, internships, workshops, job shadowing, learning spaces, storytelling experience and more.
Deadline for submission is January 26th, 2022 for both the Scripted stream and Short Documentary stream.
CBC is committed to accessibility. Please let us know what we can do to make this program accessible to you in your application (e.g. closed captioning, ASL interpretation, alt formats and more).