Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program (formerly the Micro-Budget Program) supports the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or other format of narrative-based audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution.


Inside Out is a Designated Partner of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch, with the opportunity to recommend projects through Telefilm’s Selective Stream for funding of up to $125,000.

The selected project for our 2019 Partnership is:

I Am Syd Stone
Director: Denis Theriault

I Am Syd Stone is a web series written and directed by Denis Theriault, and produced by Gharrett Paon. An Inside Out alum, Denis Theriault’s third short film, The Gift Giver, had its World Premiere during the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival.


The selected project for our 2018 Partnership is:

Jump, Darling
Director: Philip J. Connell
Writers: Philip J. Connell, Genevieve Scott (story editor)

Jump, Darling is a feature film written and directed by Philip Connell, and produced by Katie Corbridge and Hayley Brown. This film was one of the featured projects that participated at Inside Out’s LGBTQ Film Finance Forum in 2017, a landmark event that brought Canadian and international film projects-in-development with a slate of industry executives for professional development and pitch meetings.

Stay tuned for updates on our 2020/21 Call for Submissions. Click below for more information on Telefilm’s Talent To Watch.

Rainbow Art


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