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Telefilm Canada announces that its pan-Canadian consultations are now complete

19 April 2021

After surveying the Canadian audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada announces that its consultations on the review of the Success Index, the Development Program, and the Talent to Watch Program are now complete.

In September 2020, Telefilm launched extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official Languages on how to modernize some of its programs. These consultations were conducted with the industry through online surveys, public forums, working sessions with members of different Telefilm partner groups, meetings with key professional associations and provincial agencies, and a call for written comments on Telefilm’s formal proposals. This last phase ended on April 6.

A total of 40 written submissions were received from all regions of the country, from Halifax to Cortes Island in British Columbia (listed below), representing a wide range of opinions and points of view.

Telefilm Canada would like to thank all the people and companies who took part in these broad consultations. Although not everyone agreed on all points, respect, openness and listening were always present.

The results of this extensive work will be reflected at the launch of the Development Program this coming summer. Telefilm will take these observations into consideration and will continue to work with the industry for the development and success of Canadian film.


List of individuals and organizations that submitted written comments

Anonymous (3)
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists)
Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA)
Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC)
Alliance Québec Animation
Association coopérative de productions audiovisuelles (ACPAV)
Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM)
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) 
Cineast Film Development, Halifax 
Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
Ema Films, Montréal
Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society
Groupe Vélocité, Montréal
IMPACT (Independent Media Producers of Creative Talent)
La maison de prod, Montréal
Maxime Bernard, producer
M.E.D.I.A. (Médias pour l’Équité, Diversité, Inclusion et Accessibilité)
Morgan Rhys Tams, Cortes Island
National Screen Institute (NSI)
Obscure Film Productions, Victoria
On Screen Manitoba
Parallaxes Média, Québec
Producers Roundtable of Ontario (PRO)
Productions des Années lumières Ville de Québec
Racial Equity Media Collective & DOC Canada
Reelworld Film Festival
Regroupement des producteurs indépendants de cinéma du Québec (RPICQ)
Resolve Films, Toronto
Sartec (Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma)
Screen Nova Scotia
Table de concertation de l’industrie du cinéma et de la télévision de la Capitale Nationale
Triptych Media Inc., Toronto
UPPCQ (Union des producteurs et productrices de cinéma du Québec)
Video Techniques Intl., Toronto
WGC (Writers Guild of Canada) White Bear Films, Winnipeg
Zellco Entertainment, Winnipeg