Industry engagements

We are committed to holding a continuous open dialogue with the industry and its diverse members.

We consult with and inform industry stakeholders and our clients regarding strategic opportunities, the common challenges we face, and any important changes we may undertake.

Whether with film producers, distributors, broadcasters, professional associations, federal and provincial agencies, or our talented directors and screenwriters, we strive to stay connected to the industry from every corner of the country.

Commitment towards Gender Parity for 2020

Telefilm continues its commitment to create a more inclusive and representative entertainment landscape. Announced in 2016, Telefilm will, for projects of equal quality, prioritize projects whose key creatives (director and/or writer and/or producer) reflect the diversity of the country in terms of gender, Indigenous communities or cultural diversity. Telefilm aims by 2020 to achieve a balanced production portfolio (at all budget levels) that reflects gender parity in each of the key roles.

Telefilm Canada has released the results of its gender parity initiatives for projects funded during the 2018/2019 fiscal year.

Industry members working with Telefilm Canada:

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) (also representing CUES – Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen)
Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM)
Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ)
Canadian Association of Film Distributors & Exporters (CAFDE)
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
Réalisatrices Équitables
Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC)
Union des artistes (UDA)
Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)
Women in View
Women in Film + Television Vancouver

The full report can be found below:

Communications with the industry takes place through:

  • outreach sessions to consult with and inform the industry
  • the presence of key personnel and executive management at industry events around the world
  • being available for one-on-one conversations with our stakeholders

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