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.

The Talent to Watch Program – Funding of First Feature Films and Web Projects from Emerging Filmmakers aims to support emerging filmmakers, accelerate their career development, and to allow them to develop an expertise in digital marketing and promotion of audiovisual projects.

The maximum contribution amount through this program is $125,000 for feature films and narrative-based projects of over 75 minutes.

Support under this Program is provided through three separate streams: the Selective Stream, the Festival Selection Stream and the Fast Track Stream. [source: Telefilm Canada web site]

Creative Women Workshops Association / WIDC is one of the designated partners and will be nominating up to 2 feature films and 1 web series.

To be eligible, at least one of the applicant team MUST be a current participant or an alumna of the WIDC program. The director must be female identified.

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 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 including the criteria listed in the Telefilm Application Guidelines plus a cover letter to the WIDC peer jury to: directors@widc.ca

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.

Further, while Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch is open to both narrative fiction and documentary formats, it should be noted that the WIDC program focuses on narrative fiction project development.