This program is currently closed. Telefilm unveiled the eight first finalists for its Micro-Budget Production Program in February. A new launch date for the second year of the Program will be announced shortly. As was the case last year, projects to be submitted to Telefilm for evaluation will be recommended by a pan-Canadian network of industry partners, made up of recognized educational and training institutions.
The Micro-Budget Production Program, launched on June 27, 2012, targets emerging talent in Canada’s audiovisual industry and will support them in the production and release of a first feature-length film, with an emphasis on digital platforms and their potential for wide distribution and audience involvement.
As part of this Program, Telefilm will support eight to ten projects this year, through a non-repayable financial contribution of up to $120,000 per project.
This contribution must be used to produce, distribute and promote a feature-length film that will be available to the general public through one or more distribution platforms, with a primary focus on digital platforms.
Projects to be submitted to Telefilm for evaluation will be recommended by a diverse group of industry partners. The list of partners is available under Useful Tools.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a student or a recent graduate of a production program offered by one of the Program’s partners, or an active member of a film cooperative that is listed as a partner in the Program.
For more details, please read the Guidelines and FAQ available below.