Telefilm Extends the Final Consultation Phase: Call for Written Submissions

Telefilm Canada is extending the period for submitting written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, Development Program, and Talent to Watch Program by 10 days. This is the final phase of an extensive consultation process that began months ago. The initial period for submitting written comments was from March 3 to March 26. The period has now been extended to Tuesday, April 6.

Telefilm’s proposals can be viewed online. Telefilm invites its partners to submit comments to refine its recommendations and improve them as much as possible. At this stage, Telefilm is seeking written comments on its formal proposals. The consultations with industry members are now complete. After this final step, Telefilm hopes to implement the changes by the summer of 2021.

The proposals are the result of cross-Canada consultations with industry members conducted from mid-September to mid-December 2020 through online surveys, public forums, sessions with members of various working groups, and meetings with key professional associations and provincial agencies.

To send your written comments, please upload your documents to the following link:

Through these extensive consultations, Telefilm’s goal is to verify that its funding programs are well adapted to the multiple transformations that the Canadian audiovisual industry is undergoing, that the values of diversity, parity, and inclusion are adequately reflected in the films it supports, and that it continues to support the careers of a wide range of creators.

If you have any questions about Telefilm’s formal proposals, please consult the related FAQ document online.