The Future is Calling

The film and television industry is growing, yet diversity behind the camera continues to be a problem. Employment opportunities exist to train people for high level artistic and technical jobs including cinematographers and camera assistants.

Barriers also exist for marginalized communities to have access to training opportunities. CSC is conducting an unprecedented initiative to remove barriers to employment in the film and television industry.

The bridge will be created by:

  • Establishing relationships with community partners on the ground and working with underrepresented communities.
  • Reaching out to those community partners in a respectful way with practical opportunities to access film and television
  • Offer robust online content so people can supplement their learning in whatever part of the country they live
  • Building ongoing relationships with community partners, industry stakeholders and government to make our programs sustainable

The CSC is on target to raising $3.75 million pledged over the next 3 years by the end of 2022. On November 7, Paul Bronfman, chair of that campaign announced at the official launch of the campaign that we’ve raised 1.97 million dollars, over half of our 3.75-million-dollar campaign goal.

Francis Luta and Lester Millado take stock in preparation of shooting the 64th Annual CSC Awards Virtual Gala.
Toronto-based director and cinematographer Christina Ienna, Associate Member, calling the shots.

The Future is Calling Campaign Supporters

$450,000 +

CSC Members
William F. White International

$225,000 – $450,000

The Paul Bronfman Family Foundation/Comweb

$150,000 – $225,000

Government of Ontario

$75,000 – $150,000

Picture Shop

$50,000 – $75,000


$25,000 – $50,000


$10,000 – $25,000

Black Magic Design

$450,000 – $750,000

The process of putting together the 64th Annual CSC Awards Gala as a virtual production was an exciting experience for us all
and included a brilliant crew
The 64th Annual CSC Awards Virtual Gala would not have been possible without the warm-hearted and expert support of 2D
House who gave us use of their fabulous facility

Our four areas of investment include:

  1. Outreach, Internship, Mentorship
  2. Education: In-person and online
  3. Advancing technology: Virtual production
  4. Creating spaces: Western and central, plus 4 additional satellite offices

For more information about The Future is Calling Campaign, please contact:

Gail Picco, Campaign Director, 416-799-1993
Susan Saranchuk, Executive Officer, 416-266-0591