Board of Directors


Patrick Hampton, Summit Director & Founder

We, the Canada International Screenwriters Summit, are currently looking to fill our board with qualified and passionate members of the growing screenwriting community! Please send a cover letter and resume to summit director Patrick Hampton at We thank you for your interest.

About CISS

The inaugural Canada International Screenwriters Summit, taking place in Calgary in August 2017, (CISS) is a three-day conference about the art of screenwriting. It’s our goal to cultivate the craft of screenwriting, to protect and prepare screenwriters for the next level of development.

A screenplay is the soul of a film, and the original legal document for the product in the business. A billion-dollar industry surrounds the art of the story, and audiences are craving content more than ever; it’s our mission to empower and inform the creators on how to take their material and make it into a marketable product, by helping to promote and cultivate the film scene in Calgary, Canada, and the world.