CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST Accelerator welcomes six new startups to its fifth cohort

Programs

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.

TALENT ACCELERATION

PROJECT ACCELERATION

COMPANY ACCELERATION

PRODUCTIONS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Film

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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Festival Watch: May & June 2016

May 10, 2016

Film Producer, Killer Films

"Just walk through the door that opens for you. If you thought you wanted to work in narrative but you get offered a job in documentary, take it 'cause then you're in the world."

Christine Vachon

CEO, Killer Films
Sonia Recchia

TV

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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Executive Producer in Residence

"Read scripts and write them. Repeat over and over. And one final thing: don't just watch TV, watch people."

Avrum Jacobson

Executive Producer in Residence
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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Actors

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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Actor

"Every character starts from you and you have to figure out who that is before you can really be free and without self-awareness."

Giacomo Gianniotti

Actor, "Grey's Anatomy"
David Leyes

Music

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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Lesley Barber

Mentor, Slaight Music Residency