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Backgrounder

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a leader in developing Canada’s creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries. CFC accelerates the careers of the brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media. A charitable organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent, providing exhibition, financial and distribution opportunities, and fostering industry collaborations and creative partnerships.

HISTORY

Founded by seven time Academy Award® nominee and Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award recipient Norman Jewison in 1988, CFC originally opened
its doors as a film school with one program attended by 12 filmmakers. A quarter century on, the CFC has more than 100 residents a year in 16 different programs and initiatives, with over 1,600 alumni creating groundbreaking content in Canada and internationally.

     
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