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)

Peter  Vamos

Peter Vamos

Branded Content Leader

Peter Vamos is a Mentor for IDEABOOST.

Digital Media Content Strategy Television Content Development Advertising Publishing Digital Strategy Video Journalism Editing

Ray Reid

Ray Reid


Ray Reid is mentor for IDEABOOST.

Digital Strategy Digital Marketing Online Advertising Web Analytics Integrated Marketing Mobile Marketing Display Advertising Affiliate Marketing

Jason Roks

Jason Roks

Co-Founder, Volunteer

Jason Roks is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Digital Media Digital Strategy Online Advertising Emerging Technologies Strategic Planning Marketing Communications Entrepreneurship

Alison  Phillips

Alison Phillips

Industrial Design Leader

Alison Phillips is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Product Design Industrial Design Product Development Merchandising Concept Development Design Thinking Management User-Centered Design Creative Direction

Don Stein

Don Stein

VR Enthusiast

Don Stein is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Entrepeneurship Business Developement Social Media Leadership Public Speaking Social Networking Management Marketing Customer Service

Richard Stursberg

Richard Stursberg


Richard Stursberg is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Television Video Production New Media Media Production Content Strategy Blogging

James  Belfer

James Belfer

Founder and CEO

James Belfer is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group

Film Digital Media Television Entrepreneurship New Media Entertainment Video Film Finance Social Media

Debora Bielecki

Debora Bielecki

Transformation Executive & Advisory Board Member

Debora Bielecki is a Mentor for IDEABOOST

Strategy Leadership Strategic & Business Planning Information Technology Corporate & Business Strategy Program Management Cross-Functional Team Leadership

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper


Jim Cooper is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Simulations Robotics Strategic Planning Engineering Mathematical Modeling Product Management Software Engineering Engineering Management

John Canning

John Canning

VP of Interactive

John Canning is a mentor for IDEABOOST.

Digital Media Content Strategy Product Management Digital Strategy Media Production

Industry Experience (3)

  • Motion Pictures and Film
  • Media Production
  • Performing Arts