Created in 2012, the Talent Fund allows corporations and individuals
to support the Canadian audiovisual industry.
It supports the discovery and progression of talent in three ways:
First feature film
through the Micro-Budget Production Program
Projects of merit
Promotion of Canadian content and talent
15 micro-budget films
were supported by the Talent Fund.
Two animated films
of merit received support from the Talent Fund:
The Breadwinner, based on the best-selling novel by Canadian Deborah Ellis. The upcoming film is a coproduction with Ireland and Luxembourg and includes Angelina Jolie as an executive producer.
Mission Yéti, an animated adventure that has already sold in over 25 countries.
“Thank you to the Talent Fund for letting me follow my dream. I’m having the time of my life making films. I honestly couldn’t be doing it without your support and I’m forever grateful.”
— AMY JO JOHNSON (Director)
The Fund is led by an advisory committee of business and community leaders from across the country and chaired by Hartley T. Richardson. Committee members have demonstrated their profound dedication to the Fund’s success, for which Telefilm and its stakeholders are truly grateful. Following are the members of the committee:
C.M., O.M., LL.D
Chair, Talent Fund
President & CEO,
& Sons, Limited
Owner & CEO,
Keg Restaurants Ltd.
CEO, Obelysk Inc.
Founder & President,
Killick Capital Inc.
Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology, Trillium Health Centre (Ontario)
Director of Communications
for Harvard Developments Inc.,
A Hill Company (Saskatchewan)
of Sleep Country Canada
Philanthropist and board member of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (British Columbia)
Special thanks to our principal partners