Our suite of programs offer advance training and development to prepare residents for success in the screen industry

CFC is home to a range of intensive programs in film, television and digital/immersive media that empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian talent to pursue successful careers in an ever-evolving industry, in an ever-changing world.

Film Program

Applications Closed

A full-time, 5 ½ month professional accelerated film program for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers. Designed to improve narrative storytelling, grow residents’ body of work, creative community and career potential.

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Prime Time TV Program

Applications Closed : 2022 applications closed

The Bell Media Prime Time TV Program is a full-time, 5 ½ month professional TV writing program for emerging to mid-level Canadian writers. This program is recognized industry-wide for training TV series writers and developing new projects for the marketplace....

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Actors Conservatory

Applications Closed : 2022 applications closed

The CBC Actors Conservatory is a full-time, 6-month immersive onscreen acting program designed to increase an actor’s confidence working in film and television; expand their onscreen portfolio; and establish strong creative and industry partnerships.

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Fifth Wave Initiative

Application Deadline: October 2, 2022

Fifth Wave Initiative is Canada’s first feminist business accelerator. It offers a suite of programs and services for women-owned/led businesses in southern Ontario’s digital media sector to accelerate and sustain growth. Programming focuses on radically inclusive feminist business practices and...

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UK-Canada Immersive Exchange

Applications Closed : This program is closed

The UK-Canada Immersive Exchange is a multi-phase talent development and co-production program created to support and champion an international cohort of artists, filmmakers, producers, companies and creators from Canada and the UK, who envision becoming future leaders of immersive storytelling....

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Graduate Program in Digital Futures

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OCAD University and CFC Media Lab are partners in the innovative graduate program in Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA). The graduate program in Digital Futures responds to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital technology as a catalyst for...

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Music Lab

Applications Closed : Info coming soon

The Slaight Music Residency is a part-time, 9-month creative and business program that helps integrate Canadian composers and/or singer-songwriters into the onscreen storytelling process. It is chaired by Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Jordan and celebrated composer/musician Lesley Barber.

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Netflix Global Project

Applications Closed : Rolling admissions

The Netflix/CFC Global Project features three accelerators that create and advance opportunities for diverse Canadian creators as they work to showcase their talent and narrative film and TV projects internationally.

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Scale Up Immersive

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

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

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