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Industry advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund
Writer’s First

The English-language component of the Screenwriting Assistance Program has been renamed Writer's First. The name of the French-language component remains unchanged, Programme d'aide à l'écriture de scénarios (PAES).



2006-2007 guidelines available on Telefilm Canada's website

Highlights of changes for 2006-2007

  • There have been significant changes to the eligibility criteria. (See sections 3 and 4 of the guidelines);

  • There remain two phases for Writer's First, but they have been changed to: Outline to 1st Draft and Treatment to 1st Draft;

  • The selection process will no longer be administered by a jury; decisions for Writer's First will be made internally by Telefilm Canada staff;

  • There are no longer any deadlines for Writer's First. Telefilm will begin accepting English-language applications for fiscal 2006-2007 as of Monday, May 15, 2006; and

  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document relating to the 2006-2007 Writer's First guidelines will be available shortly.