Telefilm Canada announces an interim initiative for creators that received support through the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

Montreal, November 29, 2011 − Telefilm Canada announces an interim initiative to ensure its ongoing support to creators from Canada’s Aboriginal communities.

Following the launch of its new corporate plan in April, one of Telefilm’s priorities was to initiate a complete redesign of its programs in order to simplify and optimize its processes and to ensure a better alignment between its programs and its new strategic priorities.

This process is progressing faster than expected, and we realize that the renewal proposal made to the industry advisory committee is not completely aligned with this redesign.

Before making a decision on the future direction of the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program,Telefilm is proposing an interim measure to maintain its support to creators and to help advance projects already begun over the past three years.

Applications must be submitted on or before Monday, January 16, 2012 by means of the application form available on Telefilm’s Website.

For further information about this initiative and its eligibility criteria, please consult the program guidelines and Qs & As by clicking on the following link: http://www.telefilm.ca/en/funds-and-programs/featuring-aboriginal-stories-program