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)

Nicholas DeMartino

Nicholas DeMartino

Managing Director

Nick DeMartino is the Chair of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group and a Faculty member for IDEABOOST.

Distribution Growth and Development Media & Technology Marketing & Distribution Documentary Production Research Video Director Reporting Marketing Startups

Paul Woolner

Paul Woolner


Paul Woolner is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

High Performance Organizations Business Model Development Investment Management

Ben  Unsworth

Ben Unsworth

President, Co-Founder

Ben Unsworth is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Mobile Applications Creative Direction Web Applications Digital Marketing User Interface Design User Experience Interaction Design Web Analtyics VR Roomscale VR Installation Based Interactive Game Design Gamification

Tavis Valentine

Tavis Valentine

President at Valentine International

Travis Valentine is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Logistics Supply Chain RFP Management Customs Pricing Analysis Contract Negotiation Corporate & Business Strategy Start Up Companies

Rob  Kenedi

Rob Kenedi

Entrepreneur in Residence

Rob Kenedi is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Product Management Mobile Applications Mobile Devices Software Development

Jason Goodman

Jason Goodman

Senior Director

Jason Goodman is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

User Experience Integrated Marketing Strategic Partnerships Mobile Marketing Digital Strategy Strategic Planning Interactive Advertising Content Development

Shawn Hardin

Shawn Hardin


Shawn Hardin is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Executive Management Product Innovation User Experience Digital Media

Morry Patoka

Morry Patoka


Morry Patoka is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Marketing Strategy Competitive Analysis Brand Management Creative Direction Business Innovation Lead Generation Corporate Development

Mark Hyland

Mark Hyland


Mark Hyland is a Mentor for IDEABOOST.

Mobile Application Strategic Partnerships Mobile Technology Product Management Telecommuncations

Dean McCall

Dean McCall


Dean McCall is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Start-Ups Entrepreneurship Mobile Devices Business Development Mobile Development E-Commerce Cloud Computer Strategic Partnerships Marketing Strategy

Industry Experience (3)

  • Motion Pictures and Film
  • Media Production
  • Performing Arts