2022 Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program

Compete for up to $250,000 towards your first feature-length film

The Kingston Film Office is excited to support Queen’s Film & Media and the Kingston Canadian Film Festival as official partners on the 2022 Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program.

Queen’s Film & Media alumni who graduated within the past 5 years and/or filmmakers who have exhibited a short film at KCFF in the past 5 years are invited to apply to compete for $250,000 in financing for fiction feature films or $150,000 for documentaries and realize the dream of producing their first feature-length film.

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.

The Kingston Film Office commits an additional contribution of $25,000 for dramatic features or $15,000 for documentary features as well as significant in-kind support towards any successful Talent to Watch production shot primarily in Kingston.

Full 2022 Guidelines are available on the Telefilm website – Start working on your applications now!

Applications are due to Queen’s Film & Media or the Kingston Canadian Film Festival by April 14, 2022


Important details for Kingston-based applications or productions:


Visit the Telefilm Talent to Watch website for full program details and eligibility requirements:  www.telefilm.ca/en/financing/talent-to-watch

Learn more about Kingston Canadian Film Festival eligibility and guidelines: www.kingcanfilmfest.com/talentfund

Learn more about Queen’s Film & Media eligibility and guidelines: www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/talentfund

*You must express your interest in applying to either organization by March 11, 2022.

Applications are due to Queens Film & Media or the Kingston Canadian Film Festival by April 14, 2022


For any additional questions concerning Kingston-based applications or productions, please contact talentfund@filminkingston.ca.