Code of Conduct

Top of the South Filmmakers Incorporated - Updated July 2024

Code of Conduct

The Top of the South Filmmakers Inc. (hereafter ‘We’) are a community of passionate, like-minded people who push the boundaries of creative collaborations. In order to foster a positive and respectful environment, TSF members are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct that outlines the acceptable and unacceptable standards of behaviour: 

Respect and Inclusivity:

We respect and value the diversity of our fellow members, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, and experience level. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated.

Collaboration and Support:

We believe in the power of collaboration and support among filmmakers, encourage constructive feedback, sharing of knowledge, and helping each other grow in our craft.

Creating a Safe Environment:

We are to refrain from engaging in behaviour that could potentially harm others physically, emotionally, or psychologically.


We are expected to conduct ourselves with professionalism in all interactions. This includes being punctual, reliable, and courteous in our communications and commitments.

Online Conduct:

We are to maintain respectful and constructive communication on all online platforms associated with TSF and avoid spreading misinformation or engaging in behaviour that could harm the reputation of TSF or its members.


We are expected to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information shared within the society, including project details and personal matters. Consent should be obtained prior to sharing any confidential information outside the society.

Constructive Criticism:

We value constructive criticism as a means of growth and improvement. Feedback should be given in a respectful and considerate manner, focusing on the work itself rather than the individual.

Community Engagement:

We are expected to exhibit active participation and engagement within the society, whether through attending events, participating in projects, sharing resources, or contributing to discussions. Together, we can build a vibrant and supportive filmmaking community.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations:

TSF members are expected to comply with applicable laws and regulations, both in their filmmaking endeavours and their interactions within the society.


TSF members are expected to take responsibility for their actions and their impact on others.  Violations of this Code of Conduct may result in consequences, including warnings, suspension, or expulsion from the society, depending on the severity of the offence.