CFC alumnus Clement Virgo in conversation with filmmaker Spike Lee
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Film

CFC Film offers advanced creative and business accelerators for filmmakers and their projects

Filmmakers will work with industry experts, forge essential long-term relationships and create exciting new works for the international marketplace. 

We launch our talent into the global media landscape with the entrepreneurial skills necessary to build successful, enduring careers. Our unique programs emphasize the importance of fusing artistic and creative considerations with the realities of the film industry.

CFC Film invests in the creative and business leaders of tomorrow.

TALENT ACCELERATION

PROJECT ACCELERATION

COMPANY ACCELERATION

PRODUCTIONS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SPECIAL PROJECTS

CFC Features

CFC Features invests in filmmakers from across Canada who have engaging stories for the big screen. This program offers an unparalleled opportunity to make your movie a reality.

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Sara St. Onge

“This program is an unparalleled opportunity for filmmakers to make a film in Canada. I am extremely grateful for the experience of MOLLY MAXWELL.”

Sara St. Onge

Director/writer, MOLLY MAXWELL
Photo courtesy of the National Post

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program

The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program champions original voices, entrepreneurism and collaboration. We encourage filmmakers to take creative risks and help them develop and package original content for the global entertainment market. 

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"I would have killed to have attended CFC when I was starting out. It would have saved me an unimaginable amount of time and heartache."

Ruba Nadda

CFC Mentor; Director/writer, "Inescapable", "Cairo Time"

Short Dramatic Film Program

The Short Dramatic Film Program (SDF) provides a forum for filmmakers to produce high-quality engaging films, which showcase their talent and the commercial potential of their project in the international marketplace.

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Short Dramatic Film Program - Margaret Lester Quote

"This program mimics the studio system . . . A great preparation for the real world."

Margaret Lester

Co-writer, WE WANTED MORE
David Leyes

Tribeca All Access

Tribeca All Access supports filmmakers from statistically under-represented communities providing them with access to top industry professionals and building traction for their feature project.

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Stella Meghie - Tribeca All Access Quote

"We were able to build traction attaching our lead and key supporting cast. Support from TAA and CFC has been key in the development of Jean of the Joneses."

Stella Meghie

Writer/director, "Jean of the Joneses"
Photo courtesy of Stella Meghie

TELEFILM CANADA FEATURE COMEDY EXCHANGE

The Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange is a high-level cross-border project and business accelerator for established producers and their feature comedy properties.

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Jason James - Comedy Exchange Quote

"The CFC has been an invaluable support network . . . If the old adage is true: it's not what you know. It's who you know. The CFC knows everybody!"

Jason James

Director/producer, "That Burning Feeling"
Photo courtesy of Jason James

TELEFILM CANADA MICRO-BUDGET PRODUCTION PROGRAM

CFC is an affiliate member of this initiative, and recommends and supports one low-budget feature project from CFC alumni annually to Telefilm for production.

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Maxime Desmons

"Modest in size, but big in inspiration, the program allowed me to write, direct and produce my first feature while granting me full control."

Maxime Desmons

Director/writer, "What We Have"
Thomas Pepper