POV programming combines hands-on-technical training, one-to-one mentorship opportunities, and social skills development for the next generation of diverse filmmakers and content creators. Working with our network of industry partners and employers, we connect young creatives (ages 18-29) with internships and job opportunities across the content production sector. Our industry-led training programs educate emerging filmmakers and creatives through a rigorous process that prepares them  for successful entry into the content creation industry. Upon leaving our programs, POV continues offering support to our alumni and broader community through our digital platforms including POV Labs, POV Talks, and POV Screens.

POV believes in the creative possibilities of the TV & Film production industry that hinge on a wider and more inclusive talent pool. Since 2007, we have been levelling the field for creative youth from underrepresented communities across the GTA through training, mentorship, and by catalyzing sustainable collaborations that lead to meaningful careers in content production.

Ladan, MTP Alumni 2018
Coming from an immigrant family, and living in low-income housing, entering into an industry where you need money to get money was never an option. POV has opened my eyes to the options that someone like me never thought they had.

Husam, MTP Alumni 2019
POV gave me the space to experiment, to fail, to learn from those experiences and to keep moving forward. It was a huge turnaround for me.

Board Members

Shawn Ahmed
Orville Wallace
Clarence Ford
Ozzy Quiroz
Edie Weiss
Divya Shahani
Ilene Bronsteter
Jennifer Delucia
Helga Stephenson
Scott Mackenzie
Michelle Archer
Franca Piacente
Rem Langan

POV Staff

Biju Pappachan, Executive Director
Naphtali McKenly, Creative Manager
Oyin Olalekan, Programs Manager
Adetobi Aladekomo, Programs Lead
Richard Ashman, Creative Lead
Lauren Glinton, Operations Lead


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