The St. John's International Women's Film Festival (SJIWFF) is excited to become a new intake partner for Telefilm Canada's Talent To Watch Program.

Previously called the Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Program, Talent to Watch finances emerging content creators wanting to make their first feature film or web project. 


The SJIWFF are able to recommend TWO Feature Film Projects and ONE Narrative-based Web Series in each of the Main and Indigenous Components for 2018-2019.


All application requirements in the Telefilm Canada Guidelines must be met in order to submit to the SJWIFF, including a full screenplay. Please read these guidelines carefully and pay special attention to the funding details, revised eligibility guidelines, required elements to submit, the FAQs as well as the main goals of this program.

We also require that all projects submitted to us must meet our mandate by having the writer and/or director identify as female, and they must have participated in our [Interactive] Film Industry Forum. Please note this in your application, including date you last participated in the Forum.


Please submit all documents as PDFs, via email only to: Jenn Brown, Executive Director, at: Please include a document listing links for the video pitch, trailer and previous work, as per Telefilm's guidelines.


The deadline to submit directly to the SJIWFF for recommendation consideration is Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by 11:59pm NDT (by email only).

No extensions or exceptions.

Questions? Please contact Jenn at the email listed above.