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The Talent Fund is a private donation fund dedicated to the discovery, development and promotion of Canada’s next generation of emerging filmmakers and content creators. Telefilm Canada created the Talent Fund in 2012 as a new way of diversifying the industry’s sources of financing. The Fund relies on philanthropic donations from corporations, along with the generosity of individual donors from across the country.
By supporting emerging filmmakers and their productions, the Talent Fund directly encourages and stimulates Canada’s thriving audiovisual industry.
and igniting careers
By providing a means to involve private donors and sponsors to support the development of Canada’s creative talent, the Talent Fund has helped foster new, otherwise undiscovered talent, who now have the necessary resources to reach the top.
Investing in the next generation
The Talent Fund supports the production of first feature films and narrative webseries through Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch Program. The program focuses on creators from Indigenous and Official-Language minority communities, and has been especially successful in its support of women and other underrepresented voices, including Racialized Persons and LGBTQ2+ communities.
Why get involved
A contribution to the Talent Fund has a direct impact on the health and economic prosperity of the Canadian audiovisual industry, while generating significant financial benefits for the entire cultural sector.
To date, we have raised over $17 million and have contributed to the development, production, and promotion of close to 170 projects. The Talent Fund has been an essential resource to many emerging filmmakers from all four corners of the country.