A jury of experts evaluates all projects that apply for production support through our Experimental Stream and Aboriginal Program, using a criteria-based evaluation process. Projects are selected for support based on the results of this process, and available funding.
The jury provides an external perspective on innovation, and assesses the experience of the production and creative teams on their capacity to deliver the projects submitted for funding.
Successful applications are determined using a selective process in reference to an evaluation grid. The four basic assessment criteria and their respective weightings for funding are:
- Experience and past achievements of the production/development team
- Innovation and advancement of the project
- The business plan, including the viability of the project and the financial stability of the applicant
- The distribution strategy
The jury does not evaluate applications for development and marketing support.