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Telefilm Canada supports the creation of six Indigenous feature films

22 July 2022

Montreal, July 22, 2022 Telefilm Canada announces its support of six Indigenous projects through the Indigenous Stream submitted under the Theatrical Documentary Program and the Production Program, for a total commitment of over $3 million. An annual commitment of $4 million is made available to creators from Canada’s Indigenous communities, with the remainder amount reserved for Indigenous projects applied through the Talent to Watch Program and the Development Program. 

Projects applying to the Indigenous stream must demonstrate that they are Indigenous projects majority owned and controlled by Indigenous creators. They are assessed by an Advisory Committee comprised of Indigenous film professionals. Names of the Advisory Committee members will be published on the Telefilm website once decisions for all the programs using the Advisory Committees have been announced. 

To learn more about Telefilm’s Indigenous efforts and details to help directors, screenwriters and producers from Indigenous communities apply to the various funding programs available at Telefilm, please visit the Indigenous Initiatives webpage. 

Angela’s Shadow (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Jules Koostachin
Production company: AaSheNii Productions Inc.
Province: British Columbia 

Anicinabe Park 1974 (documentary)
Director: Shane Belcourt, Tanya Talaga
Screenwriter: Jordan Wheeler

Production company: Makwa Creative Inc.
Province: Ontario 

Nechako (documentary)
Director and screenwriter: Lyana Patrick
Production company: Nechako Films Inc.
Province: British Columbia  

Pow Wow Summer (family drama/comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Darrell Dennis
Production Company: Orca Cove Media Inc.
Province: British Columbia

Seeds (drama/comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Kaniehtiio Horn
Production company:  Kaniehtiio Horn-Batt Entertainment Inc. & New Real Film Inc.
Province: Ontario  

Stoney Nakoda Film Project (documentary)
Director and screenwriter: Cody Lefthand
Production company: Stoney Film Project Ltd.
Province: Alberta 

About Telefilm Canada 
As a Partner of Choice, Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation dedicated to the success of the Canadian audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence through programming that supports cultural resonance and public engagement. Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent in Canada and around the world, always with an eye to equity, inclusion and sustainability. In addition, it makes recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage regarding the certification of treaty audiovisual co-productions, and administers the Canada Media Fund programs. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations that are primarily used to support emerging talent. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 


Media contact:  

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada