Whitby-raised filmmaker duo wins Durham Region International Film Festival’s $30,000 incubator prize
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:30 AM
Whitby, ON – Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) is proud to announce Van Wickiam and his short film ‘Heap’ as the winning submission of its inaugural filmmaker incubator contest. The Shifting the Narrative: Emerging Filmmaker Incubator will provide Wickiam and his team with $30,000 cash, mentoring and in-kind services to produce their film and have it screened at DRIFF’s August 18 drive-in event in Whitby.
“This program not only provides a substantial opportunity for emerging filmmakers...
Tap into Durham Region talent to propel your business forward
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 02:12 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The demand for a talented workforce has never been greater. In Durham Region, our post-secondary schools provide an opportunity for businesses to tap into quality talent, offering energetic graduates, leading-edge training facilities, innovative research and development capabilities.
Durham Region is home to three renowned post-secondary institutions: Durham College, Ontario Tech University, and Trent University Durham GTA. With more than 30,000 full-time students...
A snapshot of Durham Region’s economy in 2021
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022 09:04 AM
The Region of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism division is responsible for supporting the growth of our Regional economy through creating and retaining jobs. To do this, Invest Durham promotes the region as a great place to do business, provides business services to attract new investment, enables a vibrant tourism industry, and provides agricultural and rural economic development programming in the northern townships.
The 2021 Economic Development and Tourism Annual...
Durham Region International Film Festival offers $30,000 to an emerging filmmaker
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 03:36 PM
Whitby, ON: Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) is seeking candidates to take part in its first filmmaker incubator, which will provide one emerging filmmaker with $30,000 cash as well as in-kind services to produce a short film that will be screened at DRIFF’s August drive-in event. The chosen filmmaker will also receive mentoring by industry experts.
The Shifting the Narrative: Emerging Filmmaker Incubator is presented by DRIFF with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Film...
Global Leader Autocrypt Commits to 1855 Accelerator as its Corporate Location in Canada
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 09:58 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Autocrypt, a global leader in smart mobility cybersecurity solutions headquartered in South Korea has selected the Town of Whitby, in Durham Region, as the location for its newest Canadian office.
Toronto Global and Invest Durham — in collaboration with 1855 Accelerator and the Town of Whitby — helped to bring this investment to the region.
“1855, Toronto Global and Invest Durham provided a very welcoming approach by expediting partnership access, ecosystem capabilities, business...