Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program

Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program2018-06-27T18:15:46+00:00

WIDC Nominee for
Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program

TelefilmAs determined by the CWWA Board, all WIDC Director alumnae are eligible to apply for this nomination. Application requirements are the same as on the Telefilm Canada website.

This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, or digital short form work (aka web series) with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.

Telefilm Canada will support between up to 50 projects through three streams . Support will be through a non-repayable financial contribution of up to $120,000 per project. Projects to be submitted to Telefilm Canada for evaluation will be recommended by a diverse group of industry partners

[of which Creative Women Workshops Association / WIDC is one and will be nominating up to 2 feature films and 1 web series].

The lists of Telefilm’s partner organization and general program information are available under Useful Tools below.

To be eligible, an applicant MUST be a current participant or an alumna of the WIDC program.

The WIDC Nominee applications will be adjudicated by a jury of WIDC peers.  In order to strengthen the chances of her project being selected by Telefilm Canada in their adjudication process, the WIDC Nominee director and her key creative team (writer, producer as the case may be) will be automatically awarded a WIDC  Mentorship, specially tailored to the needs of the team.  Once selected, the Nominee will be required to complete a WIDC mentorship agreement, and submit to WIDC, any additional supporting materials listed in the criteria check list, if she has not already done so.

WIDC Nominee Application Deadline

January 15, 2019 (revised according to deadlines and the Telefilm Canada criteria).

How to Apply

Send a link to the criteria listed in the Telefilm Application Guidelines below to:

Telefilm Micro Budget Program Useful Tools

Program FAQs (PDF) | Application Guidelines (PDF)

N.B. This Telefilm Canada program, criteria and deadlines are all subject to change and/or cancellation at the sole discretion of Telefilm Canada.  WIDC reserves the right to change any part of or cancel this program accordingly.