Inclusivity Initiative: From Start to Screen

As a celebration of our commitment to diversity and equity, SeriesFest has partnered with the Royal Bank of Canada to launch opportunities to make our festival more accessible to all content creators.

Beginning with the submissions process, SeriesFest has instated a number of evaluation tools to identify projects that exhibit a commitment to engaging underserved communities.

Projects may be eligible for:

Applications are closed. They will re-open when we begin accepting submissions for SeriesFest: Season 11 in the fall of 2024. To receive updates, subscribe to our newsletter.

If you believe your project may be eligible, please complete the form below. Your submission will be evaluated based on your thoughtful and thorough answers. Each submission will be evaluated individually.

Forms must be submitted by January 9, 2024 to be considered for SeriesFest: Season 10.


Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artists

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a longstanding supporter of the arts and film around the globe. Through its RBC Emerging Artists Project, RBC has supported over 24,000 alumni since 2015. To date, more than $90 million has been donated through the RBC Foundation to benefit thousands of arts organizations around the world.

“Through the RBC Emerging Artists Project, we strive to support organizations that will provide the best opportunities for artists to accelerate their career trajectory,” said Mark Beckles, Vice-President, Social Impact and Innovation, RBC. “Our partnership with SeriesFest will help to provide the much-needed opportunities that underrepresented artists require to take their next step — as we believe all artists deserve equal and equitable opportunity to meet their full potential. We look forward to watching their careers unfold in the years ahead and hearing the stories informed by their diverse perspectives.”


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