Development program

Program overview

The Development Program is aimed at supporting the development of eligible Canadian feature films and is intended for Canadian production companies involved in the production of feature films in Canada. 

It has four streams: 

  • Prequalified Stream 
  • General Stream (formally known as the Selective Stream)
  • Indigenous Stream 
  • Stream for Black and People of Colour 

Please review the Guidelines and the Essential Information Guide for more information. 

Who can apply

Canadian film production companies who: 

  • Have their head office in Canada 
  • Carry out their activities in Canada 

For full eligibility criteria, please review the Guidelines and the Essential Information Guide. 

 

 

Notification to Production Companies Eligible to the Prequalified Stream

All Production companies eligible to the Prequalified Stream will be notified of their eligibility and the maximum amount of funding to which they are eligible via Dialogue on July 6, 2022.

Latest updates

June 23, 2022

Self-Identification Questionnaire

Telefilm’s recently-announced Self-Identification Questionnaire for data collection will apply for all creative team members (producers, writers, and directors) for projects submitted to the Development Program. Completion of the questionnaire by all participants is required for validating project eligibility in the Indigenous Stream and the Stream for Black and People of Colour. Data from completed Self-Identification Questionnaires also contributes to improving Telefilm’s funding programs, and initiatives like capacity building, outreach, and training. 

June 23, 2022

Stream name change

The Selective Stream is now called the General Stream. 

June 23, 2022

Funding Increase

In the Prequalified Stream, Telefilm’s maximum financial participation increases to:  

  • $100,000 for Tier A 
  • $60,000 for Tier B 
  • $30,000 for Tier C

In the General Stream (previously known as the Selective Stream), the Indigenous Stream and the Stream for Black and People of Colour, Telefilm’s maximum financial  participation increases to $30,000 per project. 

Key dates

Opening date
September 12, 2022 at 9 AM EST

Accepting applications for all streams.

Closing date
October 3, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Accepting applications for all streams.

Program applications must be submitted online.

For any question relative to the Stream for Black and People of Colour:

Antoinette Duré

Phone : 438-469-1169
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

For any question relative to the Indigenous Stream:

Indigenous Liaison

Adriana Chartrand

Phone : 647 475-4911
Toll free : 1 800 463-4607

For any question relative to the Filmography:

Contact

For questions regarding the application process or funding program requirements:

Contact

For any other question/inquiry:

Atlantic and Quebec

Raluca Tuturman

Phone : 438 469-1190
Toll free :  1-800-567-0890

Laïla Mezira

Phone : 438-469-1220
Toll free :  1-800-567-0890

Sharmili Mukherjee

Phone : 438-469-1132
Toll free :  1-800-567-0890

Marie Tweddell-Ouellet

Phone : 438-469-1268
Toll free :  1-800-567-0890

Ontario, Nunavut & West

Farran Clements

Phone : 647-475-4861
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Marjan Alizadeh

Phone : 647 475-4912
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Amanda Laukys

Phone : 647-475-4880
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Bethy Moncion

Phone : 438-469-1293
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

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