So you’re an indie filmmaker, and you keep wondering “How do I get money for my movie?”

Well you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to show you all the places you can get film funding, along with the specific deadlines, and exact links for where to apply to your investors, below.

non-investment money, grants are great way to get funding.

In case it’s not obvious, for pretty much everything below, you have to be a Canadian citizen (and sometimes even better, a permanent resident).

Plus all of your crew should be from Ontario, and most of the film should be shot in Toronto.


Canadian Film Centre


The producer and director have not produced and/or directed a feature length film (75 minutes or more), but have produced and/or directed at least one short film (30 minutes or less).

This program supports Canadian production companies looking to finance the development stage of their feature film project(s).

This program is only open to directors upon completion of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Directors’ Lab.

Canadian production companies in search of financing for the production and/or post-production stage of their feature film project(s).

This program seeks to support Canadian feature comedies and teams with varying viewpoints, such as those of female filmmakers and culturally diverse filmmakers.

Canadian distribution and production companies in search of financing for the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s).

Shaw Rocket Fund

Canadian organizations in search of financial support for their promotional activities including events open to the general public and activities that are principally aimed at industry professionals.

The Shaw Rocket Fund is an equity investment fund that supports the Canadian children’s media sector by investing in and championing quality Canadian content for our kids and families. We invest in many of Canada’s favourite children’s programs, some of which have received international recognition.








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Who We Are

Toronto Film Industry Arts & Entertainment Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is designed to support the film and entertainment community in the Greater Toronto Area. more

Our Mission

To cultivate a progressive, inclusive community by providing tools, resources, and opportunities for our members.

Our Plan

To help our members streamline their filmmaking careers through relevant industry information, events, seminars, workshops, resources and more.

Our Vision

Our vision is your success. Through our programs and powerful initiatives we want to uplift you.

We Offer:

Seminars & Workshops

We regularly host educational workshops, seminars designed to educate our members in areas of things such as Cinematography, Editing, Screenwriting, Acting for Film & TV, and the industry itself. 

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Industry Events

Throughout the year we host a wide range of events from casual networking, film screenings, charity fundraisers, galas and more. 

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Our members have the chance to funnel their careers in a more central focused path by providing a way for our community to work together through our internal casting calls section, film festivals screenings, investment funding, loyalty discounts through related businesses and services such as our Preferred Partner's Program. Contact us for details.