OSIF is honoured to be a designated partner of the Telefilm Talent to Watch Program.
OSIF is just one of close to 70 organizations across Canada, that gets to present feature length films, or web series based film projects to Telefilm each year for consideration for funding.
The Telefilm Talent to Watch Program aims to support emerging filmmakers, accelerate their career development, and to allow them to develop an expertise in digital marketing and promotion of audiovisual projects.
The maximum contribution amount through this program is $150,000 for feature films and $125,00 for narrative-based projects of over 75 minutes (web-series).
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Eligibility - Only OSIF Members are eligible for consideration. Current Okanagan residents only need apply. OSIF is looking to support projects that include the majority of talent, locations, crew and production being done in the Okanagan.
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Please start by visiting the Talent to Watch website to read through all the updated guidelines and the very helpful FAQ, and checklist.
To submit your application, put all of the above into ONE Dropbox folder and send the link to email@example.com. Please put Telefilm Talent To Watch Program Application in the subject heading of your email.
All applications must have all the submission materials required by Telefilm. Incomplete packages will not be considered by OSIF.
1) A Completed Screenplay (note: for web-series a full script is not required but still strongly encouraged);
2) Presentation Video: a downloadable pitch video of maximum 5 minutes that will:
NOTE: the video must NOT include footage from other projects that are not the team’s own work.
3) Support Materials (as PDFs):
4) A link(s) to previous work.
Proposals submitted to OSIF will be evaluated by a peer jury of local filmmakers and film professionals. The evaluation of the projects submitted to OSIF and Telefilm will take into consideration the following elements:
It is best to contact Telefilm directly for any questions you may have regarding your submission package.