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Assessment of Industry Survey on Authentic Storytelling 

Earlier in spring 2022, Telefilm Canada announced the creation of an industry subcommittee focusing on Authentic Storytelling. The announcement was made following a meeting with its external Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. 

Telefilm continues to work together with the industry in building more representative screen-based storytelling. In collaboration with a third-party agency – AndHumanity – and independent consultant – Dorothy Alexandre – Telefilm launched a survey. The purpose of the survey was to learn more about what members of our industry are currently doing to further authentic storytelling, as well as receive feedback on roles that Canadian institutions like Telefilm can play in establishing best practices. 

As shared via this document, through this exercise Telefilm aimed to: 

  • Get an understanding of how those in the industry perceives authentic storytelling;   
  • Learn more about how Canadian filmmakers are currently practicing authentic storytelling; 
  • Invite feedback on how existing best practices could or should be adapted and/or applied to Telefilm; and 
  • Invite innovative new ideas around authentic storytelling that Telefilm could further investigate in the Canadian film industry. 

Participants were able to provide invaluable feedback on what authentic storytelling could look like in the context of the Canadian film industry. 

The feedback will help inform how Telefilm approaches authentic storytelling in the future and how it can support the Canadian industry in their evolution and education. 

Assessment of Industry Survey on Authentic Storytelling

For a more detailed look at our process and background, consult the Authentic Storytelling page.