“With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”
-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“This temporary measure provides a concrete solution to one of our industry’s most pressing concerns. We look forward to the resumption of filming, and we will continue to serve the industry by helping to administer this fund.”
-Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada
The Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian audiovisual productions is a temporary measure administered by Telefilm Canada, which will fill the void left by the lack of insurance coverage for filming interruptions and production shutdowns due to COVID-19 in the audiovisual production sector. The fund will make as much as $50 million available for the industry.
The maximum compensation will be $1.5 million in the case of a temporary interruption and $3 million in the case of a complete shutdown of production.