Pan-Canadian Consultation

Telefilm Canada has officially relaunched its Pan-Canadian consultation with members of the industry on the Success Index, the backbone of its program architecture, which will also inform the optimization of its financing programs such as Development and Talent to Watch.

These consultations will be transparent, inclusive and held in both Official Languages. Consultations will take the form of an online survey, virtual townhalls and meetings with established working groups. 



Telefilm wants to hear from a wide variety of creators and industry members from all regions, including established filmmakers and emerging talent, and both existing and aspiring Telefilm partners. Telefilm will continue to pay special attention to the needs of groups that are under-represented (Racialized Persons, LGBTQ2+, Indigenous, OLMC, LGBTQ2+, women, and persons with disabilities).

  1. Opinion polls: Between September 18 and 27, 2020, Telefilm will gather the views of stakeholders through three short online surveys.
    1. Talent to Watch Program Survey open to former participants only
    2. Development Program Survey, including the method of allocating selective and automatic funding
    3. Success Index Survey


  1. Virtual townhalls:

Talent to Watch Program – Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9:30-11:00 am     French

3:00-4:30 pm       English

Development Program – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

9:30-11:00 am     French

3:00-4:30 pm       English

Success Index – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

9:30-11:00 am    French

3:00-4:30 pm      English


  1. By-invitation working sessions: Members of Telefilm’s working groups on diversity, parity and Indigenous issues will be invited to working sessions that may include other association representatives.


Talent to Watch Program – Wednesday, October 21, 2020

9:30-11:00 am     French

3:00-4:30 pm       English

Development Program – Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:30-11:00 am    French

3:00-4:30 pm      English

Success Index – Wednesday, November 4, 2020

9:30-11:00 am    French

3:00-4:30 pm      English


  1. Call for comments: (more details to come)