The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is excited to be a designated industry partner on the 2022 Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program. Filmmakers who have exhibited a short film at KCFF in the last 5 years are invited to compete for up to $250,000 in financing for fiction feature films or $150,000 for documentaries to realize the dream of producing their first feature-length film.
The Kingston Film Office commits an additional contribution of $25,000 for dramatic features or $15,000 for documentary features along with in-kind support towards any successful Talent to Watch production shot primarily in Kingston.
VISIT THE TELEFILM TALENT TO WATCH WEBSITE for full program details and eligibility requirements: www.telefilm.ca/en/financing/talent-to-watch
FREE ON-LINE INFO SESSION THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3 AT 6:30PM
Important details for Kingston-based applications or productions:
OVERVIEW OF KEY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* ALTERNATE STREAMS
Telefilm has also announced a new Apply-Direct Stream for emerging filmmakers who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Women, Gender-diverse and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, Persons with disabilities and/or members of Official Language Minority Communities. These emerging filmmakers will be able to submit an application directly to Telefilm (Producer, Writer and Director must qualify).
Queen’s Film & Media is also an industry partner on the Telefilm Talent to Watch program, and recent alumni are invited to apply. Learn more at: www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/talentfund
SHOOT YOUR FILM IN KINGSTON!
Receive up to $25,000 in additional funding for your feature film!
The Kingston Film Office commits an additional contribution of $25,000 for dramatic features or $15,000 for documentary features towards any successful Talent to Watch production shot primarily in Kingston. The Kingston Film Office will also help facilitate access to locations, cast, crew, resources and suppliers, including additional in-kind sponsors, partners and/or mentors for a Kingston shoot. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival also commits to exhibiting the completed film at the festival.
Expression of Interest Deadline: March 11, 2022
If you meet the requirements outlined above and are interested in applying through KCFF, please email email@example.com to confirm your intention to submit.
KCFF’s Jury Application Deadline: April 14, 2022
Full applications must include latest draft of screenplay, 5-minute presentation video and all supporting materials per Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program guidelines.
KCFF’s Supported Project Decision: April 26, 2022
All applicants will be notified of the Jury’s official selection for entry in the national competition.
KCFF’s Supported Project Submission to Telefilm: May 3, 2022
The updated final official entry will be made to Telefilm Canada, implementing jury feedback and with additional supports.
For any additional questions concerning Kingston-based applications or productions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival 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 email@example.com
Telefilm Statement on Equality
We aim to select and finance a balanced portfolio of projects that reflects a variety of genres, regions across the country, and manifold viewpoints. For projects of equal quality, Telefilm will prioritize the ones whose key creatives (director and/or writer and/or producer) reflect the diversity of Canada in terms of gender, Indigenous communities, and/or cultural diversity.