Updates to the Talent to Watch Program

Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch Program – Funding of First Feature Films and Narrative Web Projects from Emerging Talent will accept new project proposals from designated industry partners from March 2 to 9, 2020.

This Program, formerly known as the Micro-Budget Program, aims to support a diverse array of emerging filmmakers, and accelerate their career development by giving them the opportunity, and the autonomy, to create their first feature film or web series.

For this 2020-2021 fiscal year, Telefilm Canada is raising its financial contribution for feature film projects to $150,000 to better support projects from emerging talent.

Telefilm Canada would like to advise its clients that web series will not be eligible under this Program starting next fiscal, 2021-2022.

For full eligibility details, please refer to the Program Guidelines.