#FIRSTLOOK: CANADIAN FILM CENTRE AND NETFLIX RENEW NORMAN JEWISON FILM PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is pleased to announce that Netflix has returned as a lead partner for the Norman Jewison Film Program for the second consecutive year. This is CFC’s longest running and signature film program for emerging to mid-level Canadian filmmakers, which has helped launch the careers of some of the country’s most notable talents. Applications are now open here and close January 31, 2024.
“Seeing the success of the Norman Jewison Film Program never gets old, and we are honoured to play a part in it,” said Stéphane Cardin, Director of Public Policy for Netflix in Canada. “Supporting the vision of bold new stories is what we set out to do when we started this partnership, so we’re excited to continue working with CFC in doing exactly that.”
The Norman Jewison Film Program is an accelerated professional film program for new voices in Canadian film including directors, writers, producers and editors. Thanks to Netflix’s generous support, residents will have an opportunity to improve their narrative storytelling, grow their body of work, expand their creative community and build their career through workshops, industry sessions, collaborations, mentorships and more.
Many of Canada’s acclaimed storytellers are alumni of this program, which aims to support the next generation of talent and to help them become influential industry leaders. Past alumni include Sarah Polley (Women Talking), Clement Virgo (Brother) and Zarrar Khan (In Flames).
“We’re pleased that Netflix has renewed their partnership with the Norman Jewison Film Program, reaffirming the importance of supporting the next wave of homegrown filmmaking,” said maxine bailey, CFC Executive Director. “Their continued contributions to the CFC enables us to provide vital opportunities for bold, new voices in the industry who need an extra boost to progress in their careers. The future is bright for Canadian storytelling and we’re grateful for Netflix’s partnership.”
The participants of the 2024 Norman Jewison Film Program will be announced in early July, and the program will run from July 15 to Dec 13, 2024 at CFC’s campus in Toronto. Learn more about the Norman Jewison Film Program here.