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Film

CFC 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 and creatively collaborates with the brightest and most promising filmmakers from across Canada. If you are a writer, director or producer with a feature film in the million dollar realm, this program offers you 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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Sarah Polley

"I began with a very vague, unwieldy idea which gradually became a film ready to shoot as it was shaped by the mentors and most importantly the other directors"

Sarah Polley

Writer/Director, "Stories We Tell"

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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"People are looking to filmmakers who are trying new things and making mistakes because sometimes there's a lot of beauty in those mistakes."

Stephen Dunn

Writer/Director, "Closet Monster"
Rick O'Brien

NFB/CFC CREATIVE DOC LAB

The NFB/CFC Creative Doc Lab is designed to push the creative storytelling process, refine and elevate filmmakers’ creative vision, and meet the demands of a shifting industry. This initiative invites four innovative and artful storytellers to engage in an inspiring and rigorous creative development process.

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"Don't underestimate your audience. Don't over explain. Leave some spaces where your audience can step in and make their own meaning."

Anita Lee

Executive Producer, English Program, NFB

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