Canadian links

January 1, 2008

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.

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.

Rogers Documentary Fund

Omni Television Documentary Fund

Quebecor Fund

Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund

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:
BC Incentive Programs:
Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation:
New Brunswick Film:
Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation:
Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation:
Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Ministry of Finance for Ontario:
Technology PEI:
La Société de Développement des Entreprises culturelles (SODEC):
Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corporation:
Yukon Film and Sound Commission:

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.