Financing for new filmmakers to create online content

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About the program


Get a contribution of up to $150,000 provided through 1 of 3 streams for the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film longer than 75 minutes.

The Talent to Watch Program has three streams:


Industry Partner Stream: For projects that are recommended by a Designated Industry Partner.

Festival Selection Stream: For emerging filmmakers who have directed a short film that was selected at a recognized film festival.

Filmmaker Apply-Direct Stream: All Key Members of the Creative Team must be:

  • Indigenous.
  • Black.
  • People of Colour.
  • Women.
  • Gender-diverse individuals.
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Persons with disabilities; and/or
  • Members of an Official Language Minority Community

Canadian-controlled companies that:

  • Operate as a film production company.
  • Are owned and controlled by one or more members of key creative team of the project.

Key members of the creative teams of all submitted projects must be emerging talent.

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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