Telefilm Canada awarded for its digital transformation

Toronto, August 15, 2018 – Last night, Telefilm Canada received the 2018 Digital Transformation Award for the Information System Redesign project, developed jointly with the Canada Media Fund (CMF).

Through this project, Telefilm and the CMF simplified the business processes of both funding organizations, while maintaining the highest levels of diligence, efficiency and transparency for audiovisual industry clients. The results of this project was the implementation of our newest application management platform, known as Dialogue, launched progressively as of December 2015.

“Our new application platform was created with the industry on top of mind,” says Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada. “The success of this project is thanks to the collaborative effort of our CMF partners and, of course, the dedication of both organizations’ employees. This award is accepted on behalf of all of you!

“I’d like to personally thank Valerie Creighton and her entire team for partnering with Telefilm in this digital transformation.”

“Dialogue enables the CMF’s program administrator, Telefilm Canada, to deliver our programs in a more efficient manner,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “This digital transformation was not only necessary to work towards continuously improving clients’ user experience, but will further allow us to develop administrative efficiencies. We thank Telefilm for their longstanding partnership with the CMF and for their commitment to delivering excellent client service.”

Dialogue’s benefits:

 Improved collaborative environment for clients to apply and manage their applications

  • Accessible from any device, at all times
  • Improved data security, integrity and transparency
  • More efficient application process
  • The tool and processes created can be used beyond the current scope of funds and programs. No matter the direction, the platform can adapt.

About Telefilm Canada—See bigger.

Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.