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2023 Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program

Website Winnipeg Film Group

Deadline: May 1, 2023

The deadline to apply to the Winnipeg Film Group is April 3rd, 2023, by 11:59 pm. No extensions will be considered.

Telefilm Canada Submission deadline is from April 17th to May 1st, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

The Telefilm Talent to Watch Program supports emerging filmmakers looking to finance the production stage of their first feature film project(s).

Emerging filmmakers can apply to the Talent to Watch program through three different streams: the Industry Partner Stream, the Festival Selection Stream, and the Filmmaker Apply-Direct Stream.

As a Designated Industry Partner, the Winnipeg Film Group is eligible to recommend a first feature film (fiction or documentary) to each of the following components of the Talent to Watch program (one creative team per component):

Main component (English only – Applications in French can apply to On Screen Manitoba)
Indigenous Component

Telefilm’s funding will be in the form of a non-repayable financial contribution that may cover up to 100% of the project’s financing. The maximum contribution amount is set at $250,000 for fiction feature films and $150,000 for documentaries.

The Winnipeg Film Group will choose which projects to recommend to Telefilm and provide a recommendation letter to the team to include in their funding application to Telefilm. Recommendation decisions will be made by an internal assessment jury.

Teams whose projects get recommended by the Winnipeg Film Group must now submit their applications directly to Telefilm Canada along with the Winnipeg Film Group’s letter of recommendation.

Info Webinars:

Telefilm will be holding webinars for the Talent to Watch Program on March 28, 2023. Details and the link to register will be available on the program’s webpage by March 10, 2023.

More Info:

Read Telefilm’s Essential Guide for more information.
Read Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Guidelines .

Visit the Winnipeg Film Group’s website HERE! to learn more about the program and how to apply.

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