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 :

The Norman Jewison Film Program is a full-time, 5 ½ month professional accelerated film program for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers. It is designed to improve narrative storytelling and grow residents’ body of work, creative community and career potential. It...

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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: September 30, 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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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. Learn more and apply here: https://www.oyablackarts.org/immersive

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The Wildbrain Experience

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The WildBrain Experience is a suite of offerings designed to connect CFC talent and creators to the vibrant kids, tweens and the family market in order to inspire them to create kid- and family-targeted content. This program explores different creative...

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