Film and Video
The Government of Canada is committed to fostering a more cohesive and creative Canada, and to ensuring that a strong Canadian identity is reflected in and accessible to Canadians in a wide variety of cultural products. To that end, the Department of Canadian Heritage oversees federal audio-visual policy and program activities that seek to:
- Reaching audiences by ensuring a healthy supply chain continuum from creator to citizen, so that Canadian content is available and accessible to Canadians;
- Reflecting ourselves by reflecting Canada's rich linguistic, ethno-cultural, Aboriginal, and regional diversity as our shared citizenship and common values;
- Investing in excellence by focusing on cultural excellence and rewarding success;
- Harnessing the opportunities of new technologies by taking a proactive approach to technological change in order to take full advantage of its benefits; and
- Reaching the world by developing international markets so that we can share Canadian talent and culture with the world.
Together with the National Film Board of Canada, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, provincial governments and the private sector, Canadian Heritage plays a role in helping to sustain a strong domestic film and video industry in Canada. Through the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO), the Department also co-administers Canada's film and video tax credit programs with the Canada Revenue Agency.