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:

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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 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.