The Directors' Workshop is
Closed to Submissions

Current Resume

Your resume should include all past work experiences, directing related and beyond. (pdf format)

Short Composition

A short composition is no longer than a page, double spaced and in size 12 font. It should tell us why you want to be a television director and how your background will add a unique perspective to television. (pdf format)

Two Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from industry professionals. (pdf format)

Directing Portfolio

Applicants must upload materials to Vimeo that satisfy one of the Director Type categories. No sizzle reels, please.

Director Type

Feature
A feature length film that has either received distribution or was accepted to a top-tier festival (See full Festival List below)
Documentary
A feature length documentary that has been accepted to a top-tier festival AND a narrative short film (See full Festival List below).
Music Video
A music video for a Billboard-ranked artist AND a short narrative film
Commercial
A national commercial spot AND a narrative short film
Narrative Short
A narrative short film that has been accepted to a top-tier festival (See full Festival List below)
Television
An episode of scripted television (can have previously directed no more than two episodes) AND a narrative feature or short.
Festival List
  • AFI FEST (California, USA)
  • ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION [GENIE] (Canada)
  • ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES [Student Academy Awards] (California, USA)
  • ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL (Michigan, USA)
  • ASPEN SHORTSFEST (Colorado, USA)
  • ATHENS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Ohio, USA)
  • ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Georgia, USA)
  • AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (Texas, USA)
  • BERLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)
  • BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS [BAFTA] AWARDS (England)
  • CANADIAN FILM CENTRE’S WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • CANNES FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM (France)
  • CHICAGO INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Illinois, USA)
  • CHICAGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Illinois, USA)
  • CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (France)
  • CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ohio, USA)
  • EDINDOCS
  • ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (U.K.)
  • FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Australia)
  • FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Florida, USA)
  • FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland)
  • FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, EXPRESION EN CORTO (Mexico)
  • THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
  • HOTDOCS
  • INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM
  • KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL (Poland)
  • LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • LOS ANGELES INT’L. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
  • MELBOURNE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
  • MONTREAL FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA (Canada)
  • MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • MORELIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Mexico)
  • NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Tennessee, USA)
  • NORDISK PANORAMA - 5 CITIES FILM FESTIVAL (Five Nordic Countries)
  • OTTAWA INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • PALM SPRINGS INT'L FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS (California, USA)
  • RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Rhode Island, USA)
  • RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil)
  • ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Missouri, USA)
  • SAN FRANCISCO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • SANTA BARBARA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Washington, USA)
  • SHORTSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
  • SIGGRAPH (USA)
  • SILVERDOCS
  • SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Utah, USA)
  • SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (Texas, USA)
  • SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Utah, USA)
  • SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
  • TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
  • TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • UPPSALA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Sweden)
  • USA FILM FESTIVAL - NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION (Texas, USA)
  • VENICE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)
Please note! You will have 60 minutes to complete your application. Please make sure you have all documents (pdf format) and directing material ready to upload BEFORE you begin. Apply Now