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)

Jocelyn  Mercer

Jocelyn Mercer

Co-Prezzy/Executive Producer

Jocelyn Mercer is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Video Production Television Broadcast Video Documentaries Film Production Post Production Media Production Screenwriting HD Video

Alan Lysne

Alan Lysne

Start Up Executive and Seed Stage Investor

Alan Lysne is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Seed Stage Investing Startups Technology

Matthew Leibowitz

Matthew Leibowitz


Matthew Leibowitz is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Mergers & Acquisitions Portfolio Management Corporate Development Business Strategy

Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc

Director, Strategic Investments, Women in Tech

Nicole LeBlanc is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Lawrence  Hwang

Lawrence Hwang

Digital Marketplace Lead

Lawrence Hwang is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Digital Strategy Digital Marketing Online Advertising Advertising Integrated Marketing Social Media Marketing Brand Development Mobile Marketing Social Media Direct Marketing

Godwin Liu

Godwin Liu

Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA)

Godwin Liu is a Mentor for IDEABOOST.

Cross Functional Team Management Product Development Project Management Program Management Business Strategies Leadership

Anne Marie Maduri

Anne Marie Maduri

Maduri & Associates

Anne Marie Maduri provides investment banking and financial advisory services to Digital Media, Entertainment and Technology companies.

Investment Banking Financial Advisory Services Equity Analysis Digital Media Mergers and Acquisitions

Rafi  Gordon

Rafi Gordon

Managing Partner

Rafi Gordon is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Digital Media E-Commerce Strategic Partnerships New Media Digital Strategy Online Advertising Digital Marketing Film Publishing Social Media Marketing

Aaron Williamson

Aaron Williamson

Founder, Principal

Aaron Williamson is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Business Transformation Workshop Facilitation Business Strategy Change Management Organizational Design Graphic Facilitation Strategic Planning

Shintaro  Yamakami

Shintaro Yamakami


Shintaro Yamakami is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Investment Portfolio Management Equities Asset Management Mutual Funds Finance

Industry Experience (3)

  • Motion Pictures and Film
  • Media Production
  • Performing Arts