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Talent to Watch Program for fiscal year 2023 – 2024: Guidelines now available

02 March 2023

Telefilm would like to inform industry members that the Talent to Watch Program guidelines, essential information guide and other supporting documents for the 2023-2024 fiscal are now available. 

The main changes to this Program are: 

  • It is no longer necessary to have an incorporated company to apply for funding under this program. However, if a project is selected, the team will have to incorporate in order to sign the Telefilm financing agreement; 
  • Teams wishing to apply to the Industry Partners Stream must now submit their applications directly to Telefilm Canada along with the partner’s letter of recommendation; 
  • The list of designated industry partners for the Industry Partner Stream has been updated. 

Reminder of the Opening Dates: 

The Program will be open from April 17 to May 1, 2023


Telefilm will be holding webinars for the Talent to Watch Program on March 28, 2023. Details and the link to register will be available on the program’s webpage by March 10, 2023

The Talent to Watch Program supports emerging filmmakers looking to finance the production of their first feature film project. 

To learn more about this program, please click here