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Telefilm Canada announces funding for 25 medium to large-scale film festivals

10 May 2023

First decisions of the brand new program

Telefilm Canada is supporting 25 film festivals, under the new Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program (first round of decisions), for a funding total of $1.7 million.

These funding 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, the promotion program has been segmented by the type of activity into different funding 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. Further funding decisions will be announced later this year.

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 (starting between October 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024):

  • 2024 Available Light Film Festival
  • Carrousel international du film de Rimouski 2024
  • 2023 Devour! The Food Film Fest
  • Festival de films francophones CINEMANIA 2023
  • Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2023
  • Festival du film de l’Outaouais 2024
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma 2023
  • Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie 2023
  • Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal 2024
  • Festival International du Film sur l’Art 2024
  • Festival REGARD 2024
  • 2023 Forest City Film Festival
  • 2024 Halifax Black Film Festival
  • 2023 image+nation. festival film LGBT2SQ+ Montréal
  • 2023 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
  • 2024 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  • Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2024
  • 2023 Reelworld Film Festival
  • Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2023
  • 2023 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
  • 2024 Toronto Black Film Festival
  • 2023 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2023 Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2024 Victoria Film Festival
  • 2023 Whistler Film Festival