Norman Jewison, CFC founder and internationally acclaimed filmmaker

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CFC Provides an Intensive Professional Experience for Creative and Business Leaders

Our unique programs emphasize the importance of fusing artistic and creative considerations with the realities of the screen-based entertainment industry. By facilitating the transformation of talent and innovators into full-fledged content professionals and flourishing companies, the CFC positions you for success in film, television, screen acting, music and digital media.

Through intensive, practical hands-on programs guided by experts and industry professionals, we encourage you to constantly challenge yourself, and your teams, both creatively and commercially.

Our track record is exemplary; over 92 per cent of our residents go on to work in their respective disciplines within the film, television, digital media, music and acting communities. CFC’s connections within the industry offer you and your company unparalleled opportunities to network, cultivate professional contacts, regularly showcase your ideas and work to become influential industry players.

As an alumni, you will leave the CFC with an impressive portfolio of material, numerous industry connections and the expertise necessary to build your business or cultivate a long and meaningful career.








CFC Film provides an intensive creative and professional experience for filmmakers from across Canada to learn from leading industry experts, forge essential long-term partnerships and create exciting new works for the international marketplace.

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TIFF Diary: BENJAMIN Director Sherren Lee

September 23, 2015

Chair, CFC Film Programs

“Programs like these are vital in helping make sure that filmmakers will have all the right tools to make their mark on the world.”

Paul Haggis

Chair of CFC Film programs; Writer, "Crash", "Million Dollar Baby"
Alex Gibson


CFC TV is the broadcast industry's primary source for professional series writers, emerging TV creators, showrunners-to-watch and original series content.

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Blain Watters - TV Program Page

“[In the writers room] I learned how to formulate ideas with a goal and to follow through on an idea to its completion.”

Blain Watters

Co-Writer, Netflix Series BETWEEN
David Leyes

Media Lab

The CFC Media Lab is a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media content developers, practitioners and companies. We encourage innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit to expand the entertainment and business opportunities in the interactive space.

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"Being part of ideaBOOST has been one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made."

Greg Nisbet

Creator, RadioMogul

ideaBOOST Cohort 3

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The CFC Actors’ Conservatory offers actors a transformative artistic experience that strengthens the performer’s instrument for the screen and builds a professional skill set.

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Matthew Owen Murray

“I left the program doing the best acting I've ever done."

Matthew Owen Murray

Actor, "Rookie Blue", "Kevin at Work"
David Leyes


Music creators are integral to the storytelling process. The Slaight Family Music Lab is designed to bolster the integration of composers and songwriters into the onscreen process while also fostering unique business opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film, television, interactive and digital properties.

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Allie X - The Slaight Family Music Lab Quote

"The Jim Vallance masterclass was amazing. I was completely riveted from the moment he walked in the room."

Allie X

2012 Songwriter alumna, the Slaight Music Residency
Claire Harvie