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Telefilm Talent to Watch – Expert Panel 2023

March 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CineVic and Cineworks present:

Telefilm Talent to Watch
Expert Panel
Wednesday 15 March 2023 @ 7:00pm PT Online

CineVic is pleased to return as an Industry Partner in the 2023 Telefilm Talent to Watch program! Current members can apply for up to $250,000 toward production of fiction feature films or $150,000 for theatrical documentaries.

Attend our expert panel to learn the best tips and tricks to make your application stand out, from three experienced local filmmakers who have gone through this program:

Ana de Lara
Arnold Lim
Jason Karman

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*Please note the online meeting link will be sent to you on the day of the event*

Meet our panelists:

Ana de Lara is an actor and stand-up comic turned filmmaker, who has won over 30 accolades for her films and screenplays in North America and Europe. She was the lead producer for the Telefilm Talent to Watch feature ALL-IN MADONNA, which earned her a nomination for the 2021 CMPA Emerging Producer Award and the 2021 BC Leo Award for Best Picture; and the award-winning feature mockumentary, OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, which earned her a 2019 BC Leo Award nomination for Best Picture. De Lara has also written, directed, and produced a number of short films, most notably GOOD GIRLS DON’T, which aired on CBC Canadian Reflections and is currently playing on CBC Gem, Air Canada and Air Korea. She is slated to direct her second Telefilm Talent to Watch project, BEST FRIEND ME, a comedic webseries that she also co-wrote, in 2022.

Korean-Canadian director Arnold Lim was selected as a recipient of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program twice, with past awards and grants from the B.C. Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, BravoFACT, the Harold Greenberg Fund and the DGCBC Greenlight Award. Lim is a graduate of the National Screen Institute’s Features First Program, and has been a programmer or juror for numerous film festivals, a video journalist of more than a decade, and Photography Manager for four Olympic Games. He hails from Victoria, B.C.

Jason Karman 
is the recipient of the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2011; his films have travelled internationally and won awards. Recently, he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Writing. His short film, LIONS IN WAITING, was selected by Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand in 2018. Jason likes travelling and vertical videos; his vacation pics are not very well composed. He is currently working on his first feature film GOLDEN DELICIOUS – a Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch project.

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Telefilm Talent to Watch program info >>

CineVic Member Application Info >>

CineVic Member Application Deadline: April 10th 2023

CineVic acknowledges and respects the long and ongoing history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities. Cineworks is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

CineVic and Cineworks gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.


March 15, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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