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New Dawn 2023 Call for Entries

International film production fund aimed to support a larger diversity of voices and perspectives

New Dawn is an international film production fund aimed to support a larger diversity of voices and perspectives. A combined effort by 10 European and Canadian public film funds, New Dawn was launched in May 2022 at the Cannes Festival. The first selection was completed in September 2022 where six projects were chosen.

To be eligible, a production must be a feature-length live action, documentary or animated fiction. Shooting must begin after the application date.

The production must be Canadian or an international coproduction having been granted selective production support from one of the below regional or national fund:

Telefilm Canada
Canada Media Fund
Creative BC
Creative Saskatchewan
Manitoba Film and Music
Indigenous screen Office
Newfoundland & Labrador Film development corporation
Ontario Creates
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

Eligibility Criteria and Registration Process
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Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2023 at 5PM CET

*Please note that a second submission date will be posted in Fall 2023 (each project can however only be submitted once).

With the introduction of New Dawn, the participating funds want to explore more ways to establish a more vibrant, open and inclusive film industry with true diversity of perspectives, filmic expressions and relevance for everyone.

New Dawn is supported by the following film institutes and funds: Communauté Française de Belgique Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel; Flanders Audiovisual Fund; Film Fund Luxembourg; Finnish Film Foundation; Norwegian Film Institute; Swedish Film Institute; Screen Ireland; Telefilm Canada; Instituto Português do Cinema e do Audiovisual and Netherlands Film Fund.

More Information
The Canadian representative for New Dawn is Marielle Poupelin. For general information about the New Dawn Fund please contact Ezra Droog, Netherlands Film Fund.
Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
1 800 567-0890





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