Magazine article Screen International

Telefilm Canada Updates Its Development Programme

Magazine article Screen International

Telefilm Canada Updates Its Development Programme

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The announced changes come as Telefilm aims to increase diversity among Canadian productions.

Telefilm Canada has expanded the eligibility criteria for its Development Programme to support its objective of achieving a representative and diversified feature film portfolio by 2020.

The new updates to the programme in 2017 include additional funding for women-led projects, support for emerging talent, as well as a new partnership with Creative BC.

Women have now been identified as a targeted group for the programme. Production companies submitting women-led projects will now have access to additional development funds.

Telefilm Canada has also expanded eligibility to production companies that have already produced a film under the micro-budget production programme and to creators who have already produced a theatrically released documentary.

New support is being offered for creators from British Columbia due to a joint initiative with Creative BC. …

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