Talent to Watch Program




NIFCO is pleased to be an intake partner for the

Telefilm Canada Talent To Watch Program – Selective Stream in 2020.


Talent to Watch is for a diverse array of emerging feature filmmakers and web series creators, with an emphasis on the digital and online distribution models.

NIFCO is eligible to recommend ONE Feature Film Project and ONE narrative-based Web Series in each of the Main Selective and Indigenous Components.


There are detailed guidelines in the attached updated documents from Telefilm Canada. Please read carefully and pay special attention to the funding details, revised eligibility guidelines, the required elements to submit as well as the main goals of this program.



Deadline to submit directly to NIFCO for recommendation consideration: Thursday Feb 13th, 2020.


All potential applicant teams are encouraged to consult with NIFCO Program Director Anna Petras in advance of the deadline.


At this time, all application requirements in the Telefilm Canada Guidelines will be required for your submission to NIFCO. This includes a full screenplay, feature documentary treatment or web series scripts.


Please submit all documents in PDF Form via email to:


attn: Anna Petras, Program Director


Please include links for video pitch and previous work as required in guidelines.