Weekly Newsletter
May 11, 2020


NFDC is committed to playing a key role in keeping you informed of the latest news and support systems in place for screen-based artists during the COVID-19 outbreak.


  • Minister Steven Guilbeault announced emergency funding specifically to Canada’s screen-based industries. Following Prime Minister Trudeau’s previous announcement of $500M to establish a COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations, the Government of Canada will contribute $88.8M to the CMF and $27M to Telefilm. Details of how this new funding will be allocated and disbursed will be announced as soon as possible.
  • Nunavut government reverses plan to have residents pay for quarantine at hubs. Read more here
  • NFDC is hosting a 30 minute webinar on Project Development with Red Marrow Media's Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Stacey Aglok MacDonald. Space is limited. If you are interested, please touch base with Lisa Milosavljevic at Date to be confirmed.
  • A reminder that the deadline for the $200 Short Video Challenge is next week! Submit your 1-3 minute video and receive $200 from NFDC and a chance to win a trip to a film industry training workshop in the future. More information can be found here.
  • The *NEW* C-19 Story Telling Fund gives creators an opportunity to receive up to $7,500 for a project that does not fit into NFDC's other available funding programs. The fund is open to all innovative screen-based ideas from development to distribution. 
  • Indigenous filmmakers can apply for production and post production funds through the Trudy Stewart Fund. Deadline to apply is May 15. 
  • Hot Docs has created a new fund entitled the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund to embrace music in all forms and demonstrate Canadian music's role globally. 
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