2489 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M2L 1A8, ON, CA


The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a leader in mentoring content creators and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and digital media landscapes. By promoting the development of new ideas, production and best practices in film, television, digital media, music and acting, we are uniquely positioned within Canada’s vital and diverse screen entertainment industry.

With over 100 participants in more than a dozen programs each year, our mandate is to promote and invest in original projects, encourage commercial opportunities and build collaborative relationships between our alumni and media companies. Our 1,600 alumni and over 100 alumni partner companies create and produce popular, award-winning entertainment enjoyed by audiences around the world.

Founded by iconic Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison as a film school in 1988, we have become an essential hub for ideas and innovation within the global entertainment sphere.



Experts (91)

Kaya  Pino

Kaya Pino

Media Professional

Kaya Pino is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Digital Media Strategy Music Supervision Data Analytics Storytelling and Insights

Saeed  Zaman

Saeed Zaman

SVP, Digital, Analytics & Business Strategy

Saeed Zaman is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Online Advertising Advertising Media Planning Digital Marketing Marketing Digital Strategy Strategy Integrated Marketing

Scott  Dyer

Scott Dyer


Scott Dyer is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Paul  Gardner

Paul Gardner


Paul Gardner is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Edward Chan

Edward Chan

Director of Business Operations

Edward Chan is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Corporate Development Tech Venture Capital Business Development Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Technology Licensing Intellectual Property & Patent Management Technical Knowledge Understanding Complex Technical Information Strategic Negotiations

Christine  Du

Christine Du

CEO & Co-Founder

Christine Du is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Finance Management Leadership

Justin Erdman

Justin Erdman

Digital Marketing & Business Development Consultant

Justin Erdman is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Music Technology Digital Marketing Planning and Execution Social Media Strategy and Tactics Content Marketing and Production Mobile and Social App Development Web Development Multi-Platform Multi-Format Content Production

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, North America

Andrew Bailey is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Digital Strategy Advertising Direct Marketing Marketing Communications Integrated Marketing Online Advertising Interactive Advertising Brand Development

Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

General Partner

Janet Bannister is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Strategy E-Commerce Digital Strategy Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Leadership Management

Jesse  Dallal

Jesse Dallal

VP Product

Jesse Dallal is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Start-Ups Venture Capital User Experience Business Strategy Mobile Applications Social Media Corporate Law Product Management Digital Media Intellectual Property

Industry Experience (3)

  • Motion Pictures and Film
  • Media Production
  • Performing Arts