The 2018 Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange participants during the L.A. module of the program in March 2018.

Programs

CFC Provides an Intensive Professional Experience for Creative and Entrepreneurial Talent

Our unique programs emphasize the importance of fusing artistic and creative considerations with the realities of the screen-based and digital industries. By facilitating the transformation of creative and entrepreneurial talent into full-fledged content professionals and flourishing companies, the CFC positions residents and participants for success in film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and digital media.

Through intensive, practical and hands-on programs guided by experts and industry professionals, we encourage residents and participants to constantly challenge themselves, and/or their teams, both creatively and commercially.

Our track record is exemplary; more than 92 per cent of our residents go on to work in their respective disciplines within the film, television, music, screen acting and digital media communities. CFC’s connections within the industry offer residents and/or their company unparalleled opportunities to network, cultivate professional contacts, showcase their ideas, and become influential industry players.

Alumni of our programs leave the CFC with an impressive portfolio of materials, numerous industry connections, and the expertise necessary to build their business(es) and cultivate long and meaningful careers.

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 its 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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“To be able to work in a room with other people [during the program] … really teaches you how to collaborate. You get that experience of everybody pitching and writing as a team.”

Ashley Park

Writer & Co-Producer, Travelers

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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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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Latest News

2018 slaight music residents announcement web

Meet the 2018 Slaight Music Residents

June 27, 2018

"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, The Slaight Music Residency