Breaking Through The Lens (BTTL) is a grassroots initiative focused on measurable actions to overcome the greatest barrier to women and non-binary directors – access to finance. From over three-hundred submissions across fifty-four countries, ten feature films in late stage development have been selected to pitch in front of leading sales, distribution and investment executives during this one-hour program. You will hear an overview from each filmmaking team, covering the creative vision, project status, and what they’re seeking. Should you wish to schedule a meeting with any of the projects, please visit:

BTTL is proudly sponsored by One Two Twenty Entertainment, Ramo Law, Concord Originals and TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign. There is a shift occurring in the film industry, a moment that must be seized, and it will be deeds not words that bring about this change. Inclusivity is not a 'trend', it is the new way of doing business. Join us as Breaking Through The Lens leads the way.


Industry Conference

SPOTLIGHT 2022 Breaking Through The Lens Finalist Presentations


Mon Sep 12