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Telefilm
January 1, 2008

Telefilm
Telefilm is a federal cultural agency dedicated to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry. It is also the administrator of the Canadian Television Fund.
telefilm.gc.ca

Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
This government office determines which productions are considered Canadian under Canadian Content criteria. It also co-administers two tax credits.

pch.gc.ca/progs/ac-ca/progs/bcpac-cavco/index_e.cfm

Rogers Documentary Fund
your.rogers.com/aboutrogers/communitysupport/rogers_documentary_fund.asp

Omni Television Documentary Fund
omnimb.ca/info/funds/

Quebecor Fund
fondsdusavoir.ca/eng/index.htm

Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund
cifvf.ca/english/eng-h.html

Regional Funds
Canada has many regional funds that offer assistance, ranging from location scouting and acquiring permits to searching for local crew and lodging. What follows is a sample of the regional funds available.

Alberta Film Development Program:
albertafilm.ca
BC Incentive Programs:

bcfilm.bc.ca
Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation:
mbfilmsound.mb.ca
New Brunswick Film:
nbfilm.com
Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation:
fin.gov.nl.ca/fin/filmvideo.html
Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation:
film.ns.ca
Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Ministry of Finance for Ontario:
omdc.on.ca
Technology PEI:
techpei.com
La Société de Développement des Entreprises culturelles (SODEC):
sodec.gouv.qc.ca
Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corporation:
saskfilm.com
Yukon Film and Sound Commission:
reelyukon.com

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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