The Norman Jewison Film Program

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Overview

What is it?

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 offers four distinct labs for directors, producers, writers and editors, each adapted to the specific needs of residents annually.

This is the CFC’s longest running and signature film program. In 2021, it was renamed to honour award-winning and internationally acclaimed filmmaker and CFC founder Norman Jewison.

Program Contact

For questions and clarifications, please contact
programs@cfccreates.com

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Application Deadline

January 31, 2023

Duration

5½ months

Tuition

$8,000 (covered by scholarship)


Program Structure

The program includes four distinct labs: the Directors’ Lab, the Writers’ Lab, the Producers’ Lab and the Editors’ Lab.

Start Date: 10/07/2023

End Date: 14/12/2023

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Designed for emerging/mid-level directors to articulate their artistic vision and strengthen their story and collaboration skills through all stages of the script-to-screen process.

The result: An expanded reel, a professionally produced short film, a primary project in development, new relationships, enhanced skills and clear next steps for career advancement.

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Designed for emerging/mid-level producers to develop, package and pitch a range of creative properties and strengthen their story and collaboration skills through all stages of the script-to-screen process.

The result: A professionally produced short film, an expanded project slate, new relationships, enhanced skills and clear next steps for career advancement.

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Designed for emerging/mid-level writers to amplify their voice and perspective, articulate their artistic vision and process, and strengthen their story and collaboration skills through all stages of the script-to-screen process.

The result: A professionally produced proof of concept, a primary project or two at an advanced development stage, an expanded project slate, new relationships, enhanced skills and clear next steps for career advancement.

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Designed for emerging/mid-level editors to elevate artistic and technical skills and strengthen their story and collaboration skills through all stages of the script-to-screen process.

The result: An expanded reel of professionally produced work, experience cutting a variety of narrative content, new relationships, enhanced skills and clear next steps for career advancement.

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Eligibility

This program is designed for emerging/mid-level filmmakers who are self-driven, committed and ready to explore new approaches and creative partnerships.

This includes filmmakers who:

  • Have experience in grassroots independent filmmaking, such as documentary, commercials, lifestyle or music videos
  • Have experience in production management/line producing
    Are transitioning from another entertainment business or creative roles
  • Are transitioning from other forms of writing, such as plays, novels, journalism or video games

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $8,000 (covered by scholarship)

 Tuition is covered by a full scholarship thanks to the generosity of CFC donors. Monthly bursaries while in program and a relocation bursary are also provided. Please visit Financial Assistance for more information.

There is a $100 CAD application fee via PayPal for all applications to The Norman Jewison Film Program. If the application fee is a barrier to applying, please contact: programs@cfccreates.com

Please note that the CFC is not an OSAP-accredited institution.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture, at: dfallows@cfccreates.com.

Contact

For questions, please email:

programs@cfccreates.com

Program Alumni


Zarrar Kahn

Film Program, 2021


Susan Alexander

Film Program, 1998


Anthony Del Col

Film Program, 2001


Temilola Adebayo

Film Program, 2021

Lead Supporters

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Program Partners

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Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundatio

Program Patrons

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Program Sponsors

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Program Members

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Toronto International Film Festival: TIFF

Chubb Insurance Company Of Canada

BFL Canada Risk And Insurance Services

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