Our suite of programs offer advance training and development to prepare residents for success in the screen industry.

CFC is home to a range of intensive programs in film, television and digital/immersive media that empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian talent to pursue successful careers in an ever-evolving industry, in an ever-changing world.


Screen Based Programs     CFC Media Lab Programs

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Screen Based Programs

Our suite of screen-based programs span film, television, screen acting and music. These intensive, hands-on programs prepare Canadian storytellers for successful careers in the screen industry.

The Norman Jewison Film Program

Applications Closed : Applications Closed

A full-time, 5 ½ month professional accelerated film program for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers. Designed to improve narrative storytelling, grow residents’ body of work, creative community and career potential.

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CBC Actors Conservatory

Applications Closed

The CBC Actors Conservatory is a full-time, 6-month immersive onscreen acting program designed to increase an actor’s confidence working in film and television; expand their onscreen portfolio; and establish strong creative and industry partnerships.

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Comedy Story Room Intensive

Applications Closed : Presented by Bell Media

A new program offering, this is a 12 week, full-time, in person Comedy Story Room Intensive at the CFC for up to six (6) emerging/mid-level Black, Indigenous and People of Colour writers. The Story Room is led by a Canadian...

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Comedy Story Room Intensive

Slaight Family Music Lab

Applications Closed : Stay tuned for updates in 2024

Music creators are integral to the storytelling process. The Slaight Family Music Residency is designed to bolster the integration of composers and songwriters into the onscreen process and foster opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film, television,...

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CFC Media Lab Programs

CFC Media Lab programs are designed to expand entertainment and business opportunities in the interactive space.

CFC SATELLITE: Worldbuilding

Applications Closed

In the dynamic realm of contemporary storytelling, this CFC Satellite on Worldbuilding champions the creation of robust story worlds primed for multiple platforms across linear and interactive mediums. By prioritizing the development of these universes, this 2 day workshop is designed...

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Scale Up Immersive

Applications Closed

Scale Up Immersive is a three-month immersive accelerator lab designed to increase the capacity of Black content creators and/or producers working in the immersive media space.

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