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Pan-Canadian Consultation

Telefilm Canada has officially relaunched its Pan-Canadian consultation with members of the industry on the Success Index, the backbone of its program architecture, which will also inform the optimization of its financing programs such as Development and Talent to Watch.

These consultations will be transparent, inclusive and held in both Official Languages. Consultations will take the form of an online survey, virtual townhalls and meetings with established working groups. 

Consultation process

Telefilm wants to hear from a wide variety of creators and industry members from all regions, including established filmmakers and emerging talent, and both existing and aspiring Telefilm partners. Telefilm will continue to pay special attention to the needs of groups that are under-represented (Racialized Persons, LGBTQ2+, Indigenous, OLMC, women, and persons with disabilities).

1. Opinion polls: Between September 18 and 27, 2020, Telefilm will gather the views of stakeholders through three short online surveys.

  1. Talent to Watch Program Survey open to former participants only
  2. Development Program Survey, including the method of allocating selective and automatic funding
  3. Success Index Survey

2. Virtual townhalls:

Talent to Watch Program – Wednesday, September 30, 2020

(Now closed, please find the meeting documents below).

Development Program – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

(Now closed, please find the meeting documents below).

Success Index – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

(Now closed, please find the meeting documents below).

3. By-invitation working sessions: Members of Telefilm’s working groups on diversity, parity and Indigenous issues will be invited to working sessions that may include other association representatives.

List of invitees

English-language work session, November 4th, 3-5 pm.

1. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
2. Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
3. Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
4. Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)
5. Canadian center for diversity and inclusion (CCDI)
6. Canadian Association of Film Distributors & Exporters (CAFDE)
7. Reelworld Film Festival
8. CaribbeanTales Media Group
9. Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
10. BIPOC TV& Film
11. Racial Equity Media Collective (REMC)
12. Independent Media Producers Association of Cinematic Talent (IMPACT)
13. Women in View
14. Women in Film + Television Vancouver
15. DGC Ontario
16. National Screen Institute
17. Doc Canada
18. Quebec English-language Production Council
19. Producer’s Roundtable of Ontario (PRO)
20. Screen Nova Scotia
21. Capilano University Film & Animation Centre
22. Telus Storyhive

4. Discussions with the different partner associations – from early November to mid-December

Agences provinciales | Provincial Agencies
Alliance Québec Animation
Doc Canada
Doc Québec

5. Call for comments

Final step of the pan-Canadian consultations: Telefilm Canada invites its partners to submit written comments on its formal recommendations. These formal recommendations can be found below in the documents section. Written comments can be submitted between March 5 and April 6, 2021 to

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

Presentation documents