The 2016/2017 Slaight Music Residents, with Gary Slaight, Lesley Barber and Slawko Klymkiw.

Sam Santos / George Pimentel Photography

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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NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, written and directed by alumna Kathleen Hepburn, makes it's way to TIFF '17.

Still of Shirley Henderson in "Never Steady, Never Still"

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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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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"We started to think about joining accelerators to expand our network and get business advice. IDEABOOST was first on our list."

Ann Poochareon, Little Robot Friends

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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The 2016 CBC Actors Conservatory

August 3, 2016

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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"There’s an incredible collaborative energy in the place. CFC fosters a sense of broader community, both inside the CFC and also outside of it."

Lesley Barber

Composer Chair, Slaight Music Residency