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Pan-Canadian Consultation

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

Taking place from May to June 2020, these consultations were transparent, inclusive and held in both Official Languages. Consultations took the form of an online survey, virtual townhalls and meetings with established working groups. 

Consultation process

Telefilm heard 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 continues to pay special attention to the needs of groups that are under-represented (Racialized Persons, LGBTQ2+, Indigenous, OLMC, women, and persons with disabilities).

Opinion polls

Between September 18 and 27, 2020, Telefilm gathered 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

Virtual townhalls

Talent to Watch Program – Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please find the meeting documents below.

Development Program – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Please find the meeting documents below.

Success Index – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Please find the meeting documents below.

By-invitation working sessions

Members of Telefilm’s working groups on diversity, parity and Indigenous issues were invited to working sessions that included other association representatives.

List of invitees for the English-language work session:

  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
  • Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
  • Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
  • Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)
  • Canadian center for diversity and inclusion (CCDI)
  • Canadian Association of Film Distributors & Exporters (CAFDE)
  • Reelworld Film Festival
  • CaribbeanTales Media Group
  • Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • BIPOC TV& Film
  • Racial Equity Media Collective (REMC)
  • Independent Media Producers Association of Cinematic Talent (IMPACT)
  • Women in View
  • Women in Film + Television Vancouver
  • DGC Ontario
  • National Screen Institute
  • Doc Canada
  • Quebec English-language Production Council
  • Producer’s Roundtable of Ontario (PRO)
  • Screen Nova Scotia
  • Capilano University Film & Animation Centre
  • Telus Storyhive

Discussions with the different partner associations

List of invitees:

  • Agences provinciales | Provincial Agencies
  • Alliance Québec Animation
  • AQPM
  • APFC
  • ARRQ
  • CMPA
  • Doc Canada
  • Doc Québec
  • DGC
  • FRIC
  • PRO
  • QEPC
  • WGC

Call for comments

Telefilm Canada invited its partners to submit written comments on its formal recommendations. Written comments were submitted between March 5 and April 6, 2021.

These formal recommendations can be found below.

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