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CFC & Netflix Pact for Multiyear Funding Initiative


The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Netflix have entered into a new five-year partnership in support of Canadian talent to increase international access for diverse creators and their narrative projects.

The initiative will comprises three program accelerators: The Calling Card Accelerator, which expands opportunities for new creators to showcase their talent through a produced calling card; The Project Development Accelerator, bolstering the international reach of drama films or TV series from mid-level diverse creators through enhanced and tailored access to development support and global perspectives; and The Marketplace Accelerator, which strengthens the festival/market preparedness of diverse creators.

“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of the CFC. “This project will promote opportunities for our Canadian creators, who offer a diversity of perspectives and voices to connect with global audiences.”

“The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” added Larry Tanz, the VP of content acquisition at Netflix. “We’ve seen firsthand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”

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