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Humber a Designated Industry Partner with Telefilm

Are you a Humber Film graduate? Are you working on your first feature-length film or online production? You may be eligible for financing through Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program!

Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program (formerly the Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Program) provides financing for the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or web-based narrative audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution. Telefilm will provide financing of up to $150,000 for feature films and $125,000 for narrative-based projects of over 75 minutes. Please note the maximum budget for films submitted to Telefilm is $250,000. It is strongly recommended that you read Telefilm’s full set of guidelines and FAQ before approaching Humber. Please make sure that you consult these guidelines before contacting us with questions.

Humber College strongly encourages applications for projects whose key creatives reflect diversity in terms of gender, indigenous communities and cultural identity.

As a partner organization, Humber can recommend to Telefilm:

  • 2 features over 75 minutes
  • 1 web project (1 or more segments that total more than 10 minutes in length)

Am I eligible?

Applicants must be graduates of Humber College’s Film and Media Production (BFMP) or Film and Television Production (FMTV) programs, and own 100% of the rights of the project. Grads from 2010 to 2020 are eligible.

When’s my deadline to apply?

February 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. This gives Humber time to review applicants in advance of submitting to Telefilm.

What do I need to submit?

  1. A 200-word (maximum) written synopsis of the project including a description of the creative team’s vision.
  2. A completed screenplay.
  3. Resumes for the writer, director and producer, and a link to previous work, if available.

Note: All docs must be submitted in PDF format. Please see Telefilm’s guidelines for details on documents required for submission to Telefilm.

What happens after I submit?

Once Humber has determined which projects we’ll support with a recommendation, we’ll work

with the teams to refine their submissions in advance of Telefilm’s March 2 to 9 deadline. Recommended projects will submit to Telefilm via a microsite. Humber suggests that all applicants create their microsites in advance.

How do I submit?

Email Kate Ellis at with “Talent to Watch Submission” in the subject line.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

BFMP and FMTV grads should contact Greg Breen at