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Updates concerning the Screenwriting Assistance Program and the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program

Screenwriting Assistance Program

English-language projects

Please note that there will be no deadlines for this program in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Telefilm Canada will begin accepting applications on May 15, 2006.

New guidelines and eligibility criteria for English-language projects from all regions will be posted shortly.

Telefilm Canada will not be accepting any applications to the Screenwriting Assistance Program until the 2006-2007 guidelines are posted.

French-language projects

The deadline for applicants with French-language projects is: May 2, 2006.

New guidelines and eligibility criteria for French-language applicants from all regions are now online.

In order to reflect the different needs of both language markets, please note that Telefilm Canada has adopted an asymmetrical approach for guidelines and eligibility criteria.


Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program

English-language projects

Please note that there will be no deadlines in the 2006-2007 fiscal year for English-language submissions from the Western, Ontario/Nunavut and Atlantic regions. Telefilm Canada will begin accepting applications on April 17, 2006.

The deadline for English-language submissions from the Quebec region is April 18, 2006.

New guidelines and eligibility criteria for English-language submissions from all regions will be posted shortly.

Telefilm Canada will not be accepting any applications to the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program until the 2006-2007 guidelines are posted.

French-language projects

The deadline for French-language submissions from all regions is April 18, 2006.

New guidelines and eligibility criteria for French-language projects from all regions are now online.

In order to reflect the different needs of both language markets, please note that Telefilm Canada has adopted an asymmetrical approach for guidelines and eligibility criteria.