The Trans Film Mentorship provides five trans and/or non-binary youth ages 18-29 with mentorship, training and paid work experience working on set of the feature film Something You Said Last Night, on location an hour and a half from Toronto, from September 7 – October 1, 2021. The film is written and directed by trans filmmaker Luis De Filippis. More info about De Filippis and the dedicated team behind this project below.

Mentees can apply to receive mentorship and work experience in one of the following departments.

  • Production Management Department (Mentor: Assistant Director)

  • Art Department (Mentor: Production Designer)

  • Costumes (Mentor: Costume Designer)

  • Makeup (Mentor: Key Hair and Makeup)

  • Camera Department (Mentor: Director of Photography)

Production will take place on location an hour and a half from Toronto where mentees will be provided with food and accommodation.

Prior to production, participants will receive preliminary training, meet their heads of departments and be engaged in the pre-production process. After working the production, participants will receive support with career mentorship and planning their next steps.

Outside of working directly with the keys of their respective departments, mentees will have a consistent workshop facilitator and coordinator in Anna Daliza, a trans woman, writer and educator. Anna will facilitate the workshops, coordinate placements and support mentees in making the most of their mentorship experience.

Who Should Apply?

This program is intended for trans and/or non-binary folks between the age of 18-30 with a strong desire to work in film and television production.

While film, media, arts and/or related experience is an asset, it is not a requirement! There are many transferable skills from other sectors and jobs. In your application, you will have the opportunity to indicate your experience and/or related skills and experience.

In order to apply, applicants must:

  1. Identify as trans and/or non-binary

  2. Be between the ages of 18-30

  3. Be an Ontario resident

  4. Be available for:

  • Four two-hour training workshops between July 12 – Aug 5.

  • Between two to seven prep days in August

  • Ability to work full-time on production for 1 month between September 7 – October 1. This production will take place in on location an hour and a half from Toronto where mentees will be required to remain at production accommodations for the duration of the production. Lodging and accommodation will be provided in addition to your wages.