Telefilm Talent to Watch – Now accepting applications

Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program: AFCOOP Recommendation Phase Application

DEADLINE: Jan. 28th 2019 11:59pm

AFCOOP is now accepting applications for another instalment of the Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program (formerly known as the Micro-Budget Program). The Talent to Watch Program is a production opportunity for first-time feature filmmakers, with an emphasis on digital and online distribution models. For more information about the program visit the Telefilm site

The Telefilm Talent to Watch Program will provide financing for the development, production, digital distribution and promotion of a feature-length film or a narrative-based web series made specifically for online distribution. Once completed, the projects must be made available to the public through one or more digital platforms (e.g. web portals, video portals such as YouTube or Netflix, video on demand, mobile platforms/devices, etc.).

Telefilm will support projects through a non-repayable financial contribution of up to $125,000 for feature films and narrative-based web projects of 75 minutes and more in total lengthTelefilm’s financial contribution must be used to cover direct expenses relating to the development, production, post-production, distribution and promotion of the project.

AFCOOP is eligible to recommend two feature films and one narrative web-based project for both the Main Component and the Indigenous Component.

AFCOOP invites current AFCOOP members, recent FILM 5 grads (2011 and onwards) or others who have been closely affiliated with the co-op (taken part in a training program, volunteered on a committee, etc.) seeking recommendation from AFCOOP to forward a complete Recommendation Phase Application to AFCOOP on or before Jan. 28th at midnight for review by an AFCOOP assembled peer jury.