CFC SATELLITE: Worldbuilding

Applications Closed


What is it?

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 to help guide creators to forge story IP that transcend traditional boundaries.

Program Contact

For questions and clarifications, please contact
[email protected]

A woman sitting down in front of a computer working and building a beautiful world that engulfs her

Application Deadline

January 25, 2024


February 6 - February 7



Workshop Structure

This two-day CFC Satellite is a workshop for a curated group of up to 15 creators from across mediums (e.g film, TV, gaming, XR) that will cover worldbuilding methodology, case studies, hands-on learning and in-session mentorship.

Start Date: February 6, 2024

End Date: February 7, 2024

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 25th, 2024


Start Date: 06/02/2024

End Date: 07/02/2024

Location: Canadian Film Centre / Virtual

Applications Closed


Creators are encouraged to apply to this workshop if they.

  • Have been credited as a senior creative leader (Director, Creative Director, Writer, Narrative Designer) on at least one project aired on a major broadcast network or streaming platform (film or TV content), or distributed on a major gaming or app store platform (game or XR content.) Posting on social media platforms does not count towards this qualification.
  • Have demonstrable interest in developing wholly owned story IP 
  • Are available for the workshop dates of February 6th and 7th, 2024*
  • Have a primary residence in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick.
  • Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  • Are 18 years or older

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture, at: [email protected].


For questions, please email: [email protected]

CFC Outreach Initiatives Supported by

Telefilm is the Main Sponsor of the CFC Satellite Program