Telefilm Canada releases its 2020-2021 Annual Report and announces its virtual annual public assembly

The 2020-2021 Telefilm Canada Annual Report is now available. The report can be consulted online. Telefilm will hold an annual public assembly in a digital format where the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team will discuss results as well as priorities going forward.
2020-2021 Annual Report Highlights:
  • Overall, $173.5M in COVID-19 relief funding was administered by Telefilm Canada.
  • The projects covered by the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) represent more than half a billion dollars in Canadian production budgets, supporting approximately 4,500 full-time equivalent jobs.
  • To support an industry on hold due to the pandemic, Telefilm redirected funds to finance all eligible projects submitted to the Development Program. Its budget was increased to support 607 projects for $11.5M.
  • Pan-Canadian consultations on the Success Index, the Development Program and the Talent to Watch Program were held with over 800 participants in 6 public forums and over 500 surveys were completed.
  • Telefilm created the Equity and Representation Action Plan and updated the organization’s hiring practices, funding allocations and programs to enhance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives within them.
  • New guidelines for the Production Program were published, designed to support the industry and producers who require financing for upcoming productions.
  • The inaugural Development Stream for Racialized Persons (now Black and People of Colour) saw over $2.5M invested in 143 projects from 93 companies.
  • Telefilm hosted 10 virtual international Canada pavilions.
  • 95 national festivals were supported as they pivoted to online and hybrid formats.
  • The newly launched See It All webpage brought together Canadian and Quebec content on streaming platforms in one place.

Invitation to attend the annual public meeting:

When:
Friday, January 21, 2022
1 p.m. (EST)

Where:
Videoconference via our Facebook page

As part of the Questions and Answer period, you are invited to send your questions to Telefilm’s Board of Directors or senior management before the event at questions@telefilm.ca.