Watch The Highlights from Our 'Behind The Lens' Event

Gfw Staff,

Last month, we teamed up with TIFF to put on an event in Toronto called 'Discovery Sessions: Behind The Lens', where we invited four highly talented, critically acclaimed filmmakers to share their unique filmmaking stories. J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower), Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) and Rola Nashef (Detroit Unleaded) each spoke about their personal experiences of getting their debut films made – all of which premiered at TIFF. 

Interestingly, many of the directors spoke about how their short films worked as a platform for exposing themselves to the industry, to future funding, ultimately allowing them to make their debut features. With this in mind, we're continuing to support emerging talent this year by running a 'Shorts Showcase' competition, encouraging all kinds of filmmakers to submit their short films and be in with a chance of winning a host of prizes to aid their future film projects. (For more info on our shorts competition, prizes and how to enter, head here.)

And without further ado, here are some highlights from the insightful night...

For more info on the directors, their films and our event, head over here

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