FUNDING FILMS – Feb 24, 12pm – Carlton Cinema


Every filmmaker we’ve ever met wants two things; more time, and more money. Given the inescapable link between proper funding and resources and the time artists have on set, a workshop on film financing felt like a no-brainer. Shant Joshi has an incredible resume and a proven track record of getting through closed doors. As part of Pendance Doctrina’s mission, this workshop extends a tradition of free workshops for emerging and established filmmakers. Space is limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Shant Joshi

Shant Joshi is an award-winning producer and president of Fae Pictures, based in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, on a mission to decolonize Hollywood.


His credits include Oscar-nominated (To Kill A Tiger) and longlisted films (Framing Agnes, In Flames), award winners at Sundance, Berlin (International Dawn Chorus Day), Red Sea, Iris Prize (Scaring Women at Night), Durban (Runs in the Family), and premieres at Cannes, Toronto, Canneseries (Streams Flow From A River), Aspen (I Live Here), Palm Springs (Diaspora), Hot Docs, Black Star, Bentonville, and BFI London.


Shant currently sits on CMPA’s Restructuring, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Committee, and previously was Co-Chair of the BIPOC TV & Film Board, and co-founder of the Future of Film Showcase.


He is an alum of the Canadian Film Centre, Rotterdam Lab, and Osgoode Hall Law School, and was named a MIPTV Producer to Watch, Reelworld Trailblazer, nominated for an Indiescreen Award, and to York University’s Top 30 Changemakers under 30.

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