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About Telefilm

Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere.

Canada is brimming with talent! The cinematic gems made in our own backyard, which each year garner over one hundred awards worldwide, clearly demonstrate the quality of our filmmakers and the interest they generate.

First and foremost, Telefilm Canada is a team of some 200 professionals serving the industry from four offices located across Canada. Dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Telefilm, through its various funding and promotion programs, supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world.

Telefilm’s driving goal is, as it has been since 2011, to continue to stimulate demand for and access to Canadian productions – in Canada and everywhere, from big screens to those still being invented, and every platform in-between.

Entitled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere., our current strategic plan continues to be based on the same four pillars set out by our previous plan Fostering Cultural Success:

  1. Leader;
  2. Promoter;
  3. Funder; and
  4. Administrator.

As such, Telefilm’s strategic intent is to shift more resources to the promotion of Canadian productions that audiences in Canada and around the world want to see.

Since 1967, Telefilm has also managed coproduction agreements on behalf of the Canadian government. At present, Canadian producers may create joint works with their counterparts in more than 50 countries. Between 2010 and 2014, 295 coproductions (111 films and 184 TV programs) were produced, with a total average annual budget of $486M and an average Canadian share of $236M.

Telefilm also administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. 

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