Banff – A Call For Entries has been issued for the CTV National Fellowship Programme, with an application deadline of 5pm EST, Thursday April 30th, 2009. CTV National Fellowships are intended to encourage professional development in the television industry by enabling emerging creative talent including producers, writers and directors – i.e., program makers – to attend the Banff World Television Festival. Fellowships are not intended for established professionals, nor are they intended for entry-level candidates. Applicants must have a minimum of one significant production credit.
CTV National Fellowships cover the following: full festival registration, including admission to all seminars, workshops, and on-demand screenings; all official social events; and air transportation (transportation allowance based on lowest airfare available). Accommodation and all other costs of attending the festival are the responsibility of the fellowship recipient.
To provide a more enriching experience and an enhanced professional development experience for selected fellows, the CTV National Fellowship program will also provide a limited mentorship program prior to Festival opening. Previous winners may apply, but applicants who have been awarded Fellowships in the past will not be given a high priority. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Each application will be judged according to the merits of the project that will be brought to Banff; the applicant’s strategy for maximizing opportunities at Banff; and the applicant’s financial need. As part of CTV’s commitment to employment equity, and to better reflect Canadian society, CTV invites applications from all qualified individuals residing in Canada.