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Telefilm Canada announces funding for 19 additional medium to large-scale film festivals

12 October 2023

Second round of decisions of the brand new program

Telefilm Canada is supporting 19 additional Canadian film festivals, under the Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program (second round of decisions), for a total of 44 festivals supported under this program this year (25 film festivals were supported through the first round). This second intake of the program represents an additional investment of $1.78 million, bringing the total to $3.46 million.

These decisions were made as part of the promotion program modernization, which began in 2021 in collaboration with the industry, to allocate funding more efficiently and transparently. As announced in September 2022, the promotion program has been segmented by the type of activity into different programs to better meet different needs and to meet clear criteria. For the Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program, internal representatives evaluated the applications with the input of external advisors to ensure fair and equitable evaluations.

Telefilm’s Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program provides financial support to long-established medium to large-scale Canadian film festivals that help promote Canadian films and talent and stimulate demand for our multiscreen content. As a partner of choice, Telefilm is committed to advancing the development of the industry and reaching audiences where they are. Through this Program, Telefilm supports film festivals across the country and remains committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion to foster and support an industry that is representative of all communities in Canada.

List of all Medium to Large-Scale film festivals supported by Telefilm in this second intake of the program (festivals with start dates between April 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024):  

  • Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke 2024
  • 2024 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
  • 2024 Hot Docs Festival
  • Festival Fantasia 2024
  • Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique 2024
  • Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec 2024
  • 2024 Atlantic International Film Festival
  • 2024 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
  • 2024 Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Festival international de cinéma et d’art Les Percéides 2024
  • 2024 ICFF – IncluCity Festival
  • 2024 Images Festival
  • 2024 Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2024 Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • 2024 Edmonton International Film Festival
  • 2024 Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 2024 Inside Out Film Festival
  • Festival International du Film Black de Montréal 2024
  • 2024 Gimli International Film Festival

About Telefilm Canada  

As a Partner of Choice, Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation dedicated to the success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence by delivering programs that support cultural resonance and audience engagement. With a lens of equity, inclusivity and sustainability, Telefilm bolsters dynamic companies and a range of creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund raises private donations which principally support emerging talent. Follow us on X at and on Facebook at  



Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations
Telefilm Canada