The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is partnering with RBC for the fourth year to present the 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition.
Five artists were chosen from a group of filmmakers from the four-day TIFF Talent Lab. Each filmmaker was given a $500 bursary donated by RBC to make a short anywhere from one to five minutes long on the topic of memory.
The 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition finalists are:
Rafael Balulu from Tel Aviv, Israel, for My Name Is Solomon Hagos;
Kevan Funk from Vancouver, Canada, for Destroyer;
Mako Kamitsuna from Los Angeles, US, for The Lull Breaker;
Dan Popa from Montreal, Canada, for Tales Of Santa Fe; and
Christoph Rainer from Vienna, Austria, for Requiem For A Robot.
The winner and honourable mentions will be announced on Sept 4 at a press conference prior to the start of the festival.
The winner will receive $20,000 and the honourable mention will receive $10,000.