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Telefilm Canada invests $535,000 in 57 film festivals across Canada

15 January 2024

Telefilm Canada’s General Admission Festivals Program is supporting 26 film festivals (in its second round of decisions) for a total of $220,000.  

In total, the two enrollments in this program for the fiscal year 2023-2024 amount to a combined investment of $535,000, backing 57 film festivals across Canada. Overall, Telefilm received a total of 79 eligible applications during this fiscal year, with 34 from the second intake of this program. 

The General Admission Festivals Program provides streamlined funding to small and/or emerging film festivals that are aimed at the general public.  

The first round of decisions were announced on July 11, 2023. 

List of all General Admission Festivals supported by Telefilm in this second intake of the program (with start dates between April 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024): 

  • 2024 African Movie Festival in Manitoba 
  • 2024 Animation Festival of Halifax (AFX) 
  • 2024 Blue Mountain Film Festival 
  • 2024 Calgary Black Film Festival 
  • 2024 Calgary Underground Film Festival 
  • 2024 Comox Valley International Film Festival 
  • 2024 DOXA Documentary Film Festival 
  • Festival Courts d’un soir 2024 
  • Festival de films pour l’environnement 2024 
  • Festival du film du Saint-Séverin (Festifilm de la Beauce) 2024 
  • 2024 Festival Émergence de Montréal 
  • Festival international du film ethnographique du Québec 2024 
  • Festival international Présence autochtone 2024 
  • Festival Vues sur mer 2024 
  • FFAVM 2024 
  • 2024 Hudson Festival of Canadian Film 
  • 2024 image+nation. festival courts queer short film fest 
  • Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2024 
  • 2024 Okotoks Film Festival 
  • 2024 Reel 2 Real International Film Festival   
  • 2024 Reel Rave International Film Festival 
  • 2024 Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival 
  • 2024 Toronto Arab Film Festival 
  • 2024 Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 
  • 2024 Weengushk International Film Festival 
  • 2024 Yorkton 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   


Media Contact

Joyce Richards 
Advisor, Public Relations 
Telefilm Canada