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Who we are

We are a launchpad for the next generation of Canadian storytellers.

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable organization that empowers Canadian talent and advances opportunities for them to thrive in the screen industry. We deliver intensive programs in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital/immersive media.

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1,900+ alumni and counting

We are a place of learning, connection, community, and opportunity for Canadian talent.

78% of CFC alumni working in the screen industry

Our training leads to meaningful, successful careers in film, television and digital media.

64% of domestic productions include CFC alumni

Our alumni’s talent and contributions to the industry can be seen on screens around the world.

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Programs

CFC programs open the doors of opportunity for Canadian creative talent and entrepreneurs

Our programs in film, television, screen acting, music and digital/immersive media empower Canadian talent. They leave CFC with skills, experience, and connections to launch their careers in the dynamic screen industry.

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Explore our programs

We offer programs designed for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers actors, writers, composers, singer/songwriters, and entrepreneurs. Which one could be a stepping-stone to your future?

  • The Norman Jewison Film Program

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    A full-time, 5 ½ month professional accelerated film program for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers. Designed to improve narrative storytelling,...

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  • CBC Actors Conservatory

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    The CBC Actors Conservatory is a full-time, 6-month immersive onscreen acting program designed to increase an actor’s confidence working in...

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  • Fifth Wave Initiative

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    Fifth Wave Initiative is Canada’s first feminist business accelerator. It offers a suite of programs and services for women-owned/led businesses...

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  • UK-Canada Immersive Exchange

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    The UK-Canada Immersive Exchange is a multi-phase talent development and co-production program created to support and champion an international cohort...

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  • Slaight Family Music Lab

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    Music creators are integral to the storytelling process. The Slaight Family Music Residency is designed to bolster the integration of...

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  • Netflix Global Project

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    The Netflix/CFC Global Project features three accelerators that create and advance opportunities for diverse Canadian creators as they work to...

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  • Scale Up Immersive

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    Scale Up Immersive is a three-month immersive accelerator lab designed to increase the capacity of Black content creators and/or producers...

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News & Updates

What’s happening

There’s always something new! From inspiring alumni updates to exciting programs and news features, this is where you can stay informed on what’s happening at your CFC.

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Get involved

Support the future of Canadian storytelling

We couldn’t work our magic without the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. If you’re interested in helping us bring more diverse Canadian voices and stories to screens around the world, we invite you to join us.

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Alumni & Residents

Explore our directory of alumni and residents

We’ve empowered and supported more than 1,900 Canadians in the film, television and digital media industry. Explore our alumni and the programs they completed.

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Creative Impact

Our work is innovative, uplifting and has a creative impact

The CFC is at the forefront of change in the evolving screen industry. From cutting-edge immersive experiences to productions that challenge the status quo, our work is driving innovation and uplifting diverse voices.

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