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.


Screen Based Programs     CFC Media Lab Programs

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Screen Based Programs

Our suite of screen-based programs span film, television, screen acting and music. These intensive, hands-on programs prepare Canadian storytellers for successful careers in the screen industry.

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, grow residents’ body of work, creative community and career potential.

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Bell Media Prime Time TV Program

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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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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 film and television; expand their onscreen portfolio; and establish strong creative and industry partnerships.

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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 composers and songwriters into the onscreen process and foster opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film, television,...

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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 showcase their talent and narrative film and TV projects internationally.

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CFC Media Lab Programs

CFC Media Lab programs are designed to expand entertainment and business opportunities in the interactive space.

Fifth Wave Initiative

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

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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 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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CFC Media Lab is pleased to be an ongoing collaborator of OCAD University’s 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...

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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 working in the immersive media space.

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