TIFF announces Writers’ Studio Class of 2024, and we are proud to share that Transatlantic client Rebecca Fisseha has been selected to join!

The Writers’ Studio is a prestigious annual program fostering the next generation of storytellers. 

This year marks the 13th edition of the collaborative, five-day intensive lab, designed to empower Canadian and international screenwriters and writer-directors. From a fiercely competitive pool of more than 200 submissions, TIFF has selected a cohort of exceptional talents, including Rebecca Fisseha!

Rebecca Fisseha author of DAUGHTERS OF SILENCE, is an Ethiopian Canadian writer whose short stories, creative non-fiction, personal essays, and articles appear in various publications, most recently in Addis Ababa Noir, the Humber Literary Review, and Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language. 

Born in Addis Ababa and raised there and in Austria and Switzerland, Rebecca is now based in Toronto, where she is working on the screenplay adaptation of her first novel, DAUGHTERS OF SILENCE (Goose Lane Editions, 2019), and on completing her second novel, ONLY BECAUSE IT’S YOU (Doubleday Canada, Spring 2025). Fisseha is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School’s program in Writing for Film & Television.

Learn more about the Writers’ Studio and the 2024 class: https://tiff.net/press/news/tiff-announces-writers-studio-class-of-2024

Rebecca is represented by Marilyn Biderman.

Congratulations Rebecca!