Citytv Sponsors CFC Feature Film Project for $1 million

Toronto, February 5, 2009 - CFC (Canadian Film Centre) today announced a new, five-year, $1 million dollar sponsorship initiative with Citytv that will play a significant role in fostering emerging Canadian feature film talent. The advanced training program, known as the CFC Feature Film Project (FFP) and now supported by Citytv, is recognized within the industry as a comprehensive, development and production focused mentorship program, for up and coming Canadian feature filmmakers. Established by the CFC in 1992, and acting as Executive Producer, the FFP is dedicated to overseeing and providing 100% of the financing and mentorship needed for the successful development, production and marketing of dramatic feature films.

“We are grateful to Citytv for their generous support and commitment they are giving to this program which has helped to launch the careers of so many Canadian filmmakers - Clement Virgo, Paul Fox, Vincenzo Natali, Damon D'Oliviera, Ingrid Veninger, Charles Officer, Randall Cole, Holly Dale, Steve Hoban and many more “, said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. “Citytv's contribution assists in funding emerging Canadian artists and strengthening our national cinema.”

In addition to launching many careers, the films of the FFP have registered successes on both critical and commercial levels, with several titles also having cultural impact. CFC feature films have screened at more than 75 of the world's most prestigious festivals; including renowned venues such as Cannes, Sundance,Berlin and the Toronto International Film Festival. NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY, CFC's 17th feature film, directed by Charles Officer, will open theatrically in Toronto and VancouverFebruary 6, 2009.

CLICK HERE for program information and application criteria.